Preservation Summer School

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. If you have a particular passion, select a track and select sessions with the appropriate icon. Want an at-a-glance session schedule for reference? Click here to download and print. (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation with your schedule.)

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From Dream to Reality: Restoration of the National Historic Landmark Metropolitan Opera House

When the Metropolitan Opera House opened in 1908 it was the largest venue of its kind in the world -- a grand palace built for Oscar Hammerstein I. For two decades it sat vacant and unused, until the preservation effort gained momentum. Hear the story of how the developer, architect, tenant, and builder teamed for a two year renovation of this magnificent National Historic Landmark, which has sparked the redevelopment of North Broad Street in Philadelphia.
Michael Schade, AIA, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
Robert Powers, Powers & Company
Eric Blumenfeld, EBRM Realty, Invited
Scott Zuckerman, Domus