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Curtis Institute of Music’s Lenfest Hall Selected for Engineering Achievement Award
Publication Date
December 20th 2011

 Urban Engineers, Inc. (Urban) is pleased to announce the selection of the Curtis Institute of Music’s Lenfest Hall by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) for a “Notable Engineering Achievement” award.


This recognition came as part of PSPE’s Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards Program, which strives to recognize the projects, regardless of engineering discipline, “which demonstrate engineering challenges and innovative solutions, communicate the importance of the engineering profession to society, and provide a clear and tangible benefit to the Greater Philadelphia Area and Delaware Valley Region.”


Lenfest Hall has also recently been recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania as a Diamond Award winner and selected as the General Building Contractors Association’s “Best Historic Preservation Project*.”


Urban worked alongside design architects, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, to address the mechanical, electrical, and acoustical requirements of Lenfest Hall. “Lenfest Hall is a game-changer for Curtis. It combines the best of Curtis’ past with the promise of a bright future.” said Urban’s Director of Building Systems and Project Manager, Jim Bilella, PE. “Like every project, it had its share of challenges, but thanks to the vision and tenacity of Curtis and the entire project team, Lenfest Hall opened on-time, several million dollars under budget, while exceeding expectations in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. On behalf of Urban, I congratulate the team for an outstanding project.”