Conference in Paris Belleville, May 29


“Heritage Preservation in the USA and in the International Field.”
by Liz Newman (RMHF 1999) Portland – Maine and Yves Patrick Deflandre (RMHF 1997) New York

As conclusion of the RMHF Seminar 2012 “Regards Croises”, with the active support of the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, of the American Embassy in Paris en presence de Philip Breeden Ministre Conseiller pour les Affaires Culturelles et d’Information, the Fellows presented a lecture introduced by Jean Pierre Bobenriether, Directeur de l‘ENSA Paris-Belleville, and Jean Pierre Midant.

Through their extensive experience, both architects explain their approach to the preservation of architectural heritage. They have achieved a method for resolving the numerous contradictions found in the historic and technical analysis as well as the many economic challenges. They demonstrate that their in-depth knowledge is essential for all projects local and on international level.

Liz Newman received her degrees from both Princeton and Columbia University. She worked for 15 years in various projects for the New York’s architectural history. At present she is pursuing her activities in Maine. As Director and Consultant of The Kathmandu Valley Trust, (KVPT – New York/Nepal) she supervises the restoration of the Royal Palace with the purpose of transforming it into a Nepalese Architectural national Museum.

Yves Patrick Deflandre graduated from the Pratt Institute of New York with Historical Preservation degree. Based in New York, he has restored there and in Connecticut, many buildings highly representatives of the 19th and 20th centuries including San Patrick Cathedral. Yves Patrick devotes all energy for the New York Rose Hill Preservation Association, where he resides.

Drinks will be served after the presentation.


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