On December 6, the RMHF Franco-American jury, met at the Hôtel de Talleyrand in Paris and awarded, according to his rule of alternation, the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship to a French architect, heritage specialist, Laurent Duport , which becomes the 25th RMH Fellow and has also appointed a Scholar, Axelle Macardier, which becomes the second Scholar of RMHF.
Then, Saturday, December 7, a ceremony was held at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in honor of Richard Morris Hunt and American architects graduates like him this prestigious school.
“Mayor Menino Announces Christian Science Church Complex Awarded Landmark Designation by Boston Landmark Commission”. “One of the most prominent and successfull modern urban complex in the world”
Early leaders of preservation district zoning of New Orleans used the term of “Tout ensemble” (Keith Morgan from Boston University).
This term is totally applicable to the Christian Church Complex with its collection of buildings and landscape of historic and architectural significance articulated around a 688 feet long water mirror.
Araldo Cossutta, the design architect comments: “Today it is difficult to imagine the Church Center without its reflecting pool”.