Mary Brush RMHP Fellow 2005, has joined the ranks of the American Institute of Architect’s prestigious College of Fellows, one of the highest honors the Institute can bestow upon a member, representing just 2.5 percent of the nearly 85,000 AIA members. Among the 147 new Fellows inducted in 2016, a record 22 percent are women! We now count four Hunt Prize laureates among AIA Fellows, including Pierre-Antoine Gatier (RMHP Fellow 1991), Ruth Todd (1994), and Raymond Plumey (2001).
Florence Declaveillère, RMHP Scholar 2016, ranked first in order of merit in the recent national competitive exams to qualify as Architecte et Urbaniste de l’Etat (AUE). A graduate
of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon and licenced to practice in her own name (HMONP) in 2015, Declaveillère is assistant to the Director of architecture and preservation services for France’s Ain district. Florence will develop her research topic — “Riverbank Design: From an Economic Development Tool to a Propeller for Urban Quality” in the United States.