October 7th., 1:30 p.m.

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Ramsey Terhune, “Architectural Woodwork in the renovation of Baldwin Auditorium”

Terhune is a master woodworker, and designer of furniture for his company Woodpecker Enterprises. Working with sound engineers and architects, he was instrumental in the reconstruction and wood paneling on the stage and balcony of the old Baldwin Auditorium on Duke’s East campus to turn it into an acoustically superior room for music. Striving to incorporate key features of the building’s historic 1927 Georgian architecture, yet provide a contemporary concert hall, his company “inserted” a new, intimately shaped room into the original volume of space, preserving the room’s symmetry while accenting the long forgotten classical dome.