Kyle Brooks RMH Fellow 2003 part of the book Vieux-Lyon doubles vues, 50 ans de secteur sauvegardé

Vieux Lyon Doubles Vues

Vieux Lyon Doubles Vues

Thursday, May 22, Renaissance du Vieux-Lyon launches the book Vieux Lyon doubles vues,  50 ans de secteur sauvegardé, during opening party / debate organized by the publisher Livres EMCC at Gadagne Museum 19h. This openign party / debate will be followed by a dedicace.
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Ronchamp, 47° 42 03 Nord 6° 38 02 Est

By Laurent Duport, RMHF 2014
This project of Le Corbusier is familiar to me since I participated in 1987, thanks to Danièle Pauly in setting up two exhibitions celebrating the centenary of Le Corbusier’s birth, one in Marseille at
the Museum of Old Charity (Le Corbusier and the Mediterranean), the other in Paris at the Centre Georges Pompidou (The adventure Le Corbusier).
For almost thirteen years now I went to Ronchamp three times, and each visit to different situations.
At the first, in the summer of 2000, I had the opportunity to “escort” Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University in the Summer Program he leaded titled “Le Corbusier revisited”. Prof. Frampton returned there for the second time, his first was in the mid-fifties, around the opening. I, on this day, listened with great interest the comments in particular on the sense of place, on this hill side of the chapel, the pyramid of Peace, a memorial in honor of soldiers who died for the liberation of Ronchamp in 1944, on the landscape, and on the plastic of the architecture described in Prof. Frampton’s book “Le Corbusier, architect of the Twentieth Century”
The second visit, six years later, was with my 2nd year students from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier. Height of the previous visit it was to transmit a personal perspective enriched with reading articles and comments so far on the building.
The third visit, the most recent but also most personal, was held in 8 to 11 September 2011 with my parents, on the invitation of Dominique Claudius Petit to attend the opening of the gatehouse performed by Renzo Piano and his team and the landscape architect Michel Corajoud.
Without going back on the polemics related to this project it is here to witness a highlight of this place and atmosphere that emanated. Over these days, a series of events were punctuated by visits to all buildings on the site, including the chapel of Le Corbusier with a return to his original vocation of worship punctuated by moments of celebrations inside as outside in its immediate vicinity and beyond.
In January 2014 a stained glass window original of the chapel, the stained glass of the moon is destroyed during a burglary. Among all the windows painted by Le Corbusier, he was the only one to be signed. Beyond the stupidity of this gesture that recent news raises the question of ignorance of the heritage value of the building and what it consists. It is not certain that the security of the site (previously preserved, with the exception of a recent gate rightly criticized by the historian William Curtis) by fences (!) or cameras (!) is likely to prevent any future damage.
Let us bet that the year 2015, the 60th anniversary of the construction of the chapel, will be the occasion, around June 25, to get to Ronchamp to unite around this exemplary architecture, pilgrims, architecture fans young and old or simple tourists to celebrate what Le Corbusier called “the unspeakable space.”


Maya Maria Foty, Laureate of the Richard morris Hunt fellowship Prize

RMH Prize - Maya Fotty - 2013

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Maya Maria Foty, Laureate of the Richard morris Hunt fellowship Prize

Honoring an american architect specialist in Heritage preservation

On November 13th, 2012, the RMHF French-American Jury meeting in Washington D.C recognized Mary M. Forty as the 2013 RMH Fellow.

Maya Maria Foty, AIA. LEED, AP, the 24th RMH Fellow.

Maya earned a double major of Bachelor of Art, in French and Arts History in 1991 from Mills College, Oakland, CA. She participated in the Roma Program, Palazzo Pio in Italy. In 1999, she received a Master degree in Architecture and a Certificate in Historical Preservation from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. In 2005, Maya completed her brilliant education with a Certificate of Conservation in Historic Buildings and Archeological Sites from Columbia University in New York City.
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Congratulations to:

Mireille Grubert
Architecte et Urbaniste en Chef de l’Etat
Directrice du Centre des Hautes Etudes de Chaillot
was made : Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Isabelle Pallot-Frossard
Directeur Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques (LRMH)
was made : Officier de la Légion d’Honneur

July 2012

Philippe Bélaval was made :Président du CMN

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.