SCUP North Atlantic Symposium ‘The Academic Acropolis’ Held at Manhattan School of Music
On Friday, June 10th, the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) North Atlantic chapter will host a symposium at the Manhattan School of Music entitled ‘The Academic Acropolis: The Venerable Institutions of Morningside Heights Transform in the New Century‘.
Steinberg Hart Partner Douglas Moss and Principal Evan Delli Paoli will lead a session featuring the historic venue alongside Bryan Greaney, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Campus Safety at Manhattan School of Music and Steven Lembo, Partner at Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers. The session, entitled ‘Manhattan School of Music: Restoring An Historic Treasure‘. The session speakers will provide an overview of the School’s Centennial Project, a renovation of the 650-seat flagship theater, Neidorff-Karpati Hall, and relocation of the main campus entrance to 130 Claremont Avenue.
The day’s events will focus on New York City’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, which rapidly developed in the nineteenth century and boasts two historic districts and numerous landmarks. Situated high on a plateau, it was dubbed the “academic acropolis” by the numerous academic, religious, and nonprofit institutions who moved to the area. The neighborhood remains a unique community to this day, with a strong sense of place and long-standing institutional connections.