Rocalia 2017: Interview with Didier Repellin, ACMH

Available on the website of the Groupement des entreprises de restauration des Monuments historiques (GMH), an exchange with Didier Repellin, ACMH (ret.), IGMH, and founding member of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize Jury, during “Rocalia“, France’s premier tradeshow dedicated exclusively to natural ston.

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The Ring of Remembrance: An International World War I Memorial

View from the nearby Lantern Tower, L. Monsaingeon, Nov. 2018

Pas-de-Calais (Northern France) – Built in less than a year’s time, the Mémorial International de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette was dedicated by French President François Hollande on November 11, 2014. Four years later, it was visited by President Emmanuel Macron on November 8, 2018, in the scope of World War I commemorations and in advance of the highly symbolic date of November 11th, which will mark the centennial of the end of the conflict which cost the lives of millions in Europe and beyond.

Photo Ludovic MARIN. AFP

Unparalleled both in terms of its size and its intent (commemorating no victory, the monument simply lists in strict alphabetical order the names of 600,000 combattants, friends or ennemies of yesterday, united in brotherhood by death), the Memorial of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette is described by the Élysée Palace’s press file as “the most emblematic monument constructed during the commemorative cycle of the Centennial.” Continue reading

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize mourns a dear friend

Alan Schwartzman, RMHP Jury’s Guest of Honor, Dec. 3, 2017, in Paris

Yesterday evening, March 8th, with his two sons at his side, Alan Schwartzman, FAIA, joined his beloved wife, Ruth, who departed us last winter.

A faithful and constructive friend of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize from its very inception, it was Alan, founding member of AIA-EUROPE, who first introduced us to the American Institute of Architects. The French government awarded him the rank of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

All of our thanks to this fine man and great professional. À Dieu.

News from ICOMOS International

Jean-Christophe Simon, RMHP Fellow 1993, Architecte et Urbaniste en Chef de l’État, Inspecteur Général des Patrimoines with the French Ministry of Culture, has just been selected as a new board member at ICOMOS International. A specialist in Cambodian restoration problems, Simon has been invited by that country’s government to conduct training for its preservation supervisors.

RMHP at Paris-Belleville School of Architecture Conference

Honoring America’s Architectural Heritage

The 4th in a series of annual seminars bringing together architecture schools in the Réseau scientifique et thématique d’enseignement et de recherche dans le champ du patrimoine will be held at ENSA Paris-Belleville February 8-10, 2018. This encounter between teachers and researchers gives opportunities for exchange on the theme of education and training both in France and abroad, as well as enhancing the Architecture, Patrimoine et Création network put in place by the French Ministry of Culture in January of this year. Thanks to a partnership with the Richard Morris Hunt Prize, the event will specifically highlight the United States as this year’s focus country.  Three American architects as well as a number of French RMHP Fellows and Scholars will be in attendance for debates and presentations over the course of these three days.

With the support of the American Embassy in Paris