Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Center / Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street
Architects Sam Olshin AIA and Ruthie Embry RA of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, along with Peter Woodall and Nathaniel Popkin, co-authors of Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, will discuss the iconic Metropolitan Opera House and assess its place on the evolving landscape of North Broad Street. Sam and Ruthie will talk about their work renovating The Met, an iconic building on the National Register of Historic Places, which is returned to its original use as a live music venue; Nathaniel and Peter will look back at the building's rich social and cultural history.