In April 2013, Benjamin Mouton, accompanied by Michèle le Menestrel Ullrich, left for the United States for an RMHP Série de Prestige of four conferences presented on the occasion of the Jubilee of the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral. The first conference, held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., was presided by French Ambassador François Delattre. The event’s great success could not be denied as Benjamin gave his conference before a standing-room only auditorium at the Penn School of Design (University of Pennsylvania). As Bonita Mueller, RMHP Fellow, wrote, ”I have always been one of Benjamin’s biggest fans … the Richard Morris Hunt Prize lecture series was a resounding success.” For the third conference, the trip continued to Columbia University in New York thanks to the generous invitation of Professor Jorge Otero Pailos. Newport was the site of the last conference by Benjamin Mouton, welcomed by the Preservation Society in memory of our great Richard Morris Hunt.
Benjamin carried high the banner of French heritage preservation while also waving the colors of the RMHP. Today, for us, Benjamin Mouton revisits his close personal relationship with Notre Dame. Please follow this link: