The Cité de Chaillot is honoring the work of RUDY RICCIOTTI, well-known for the use of concrete in his conceptions. In 2006, Mr. Ricciotti was awarded the National Grand Prix in architecture. In 2006 he designed the Villa Navarra near St Tropez and since then has undertaken large projets such as the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre (2012) the MUSCEM in Marseille 2013) and most recently the Jean Bouin Stadium (2013).
The Pompidou Center is honoring an outstanding leader in Art Deco design. A pluridisciplinarian artist, Eileen Gray’s work extends from art deco objects to lacquer work and on to the use of bricks, metal and wood. Her Dragon armchair, from the Yves Saint Laurent/ Pierre Bergé collection, was sold in Paris for 21.9 million euros, making it the second-most expensive piece of furniture in history.
Building on a tradition of reciprocity scholarly exchange between France and United States, the American Architectural Foundation and the French Heritage Society are pleased to provide the Richard Morris Hunt Scholar program an exciting, new periodic opportunity to complement the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship
The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship was created in 1990, at the initiative of the American Architectural Foundation and French Heritage Society, in the spirit of Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895) first American architect to graduate from l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. This prestigious Prize allows a French or American architect, highly recognized for his or her skills in architectural preservation, to spend six months of research on a topic which he will have defined as of a major importance in his field, in one or the other country.