Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship RMH Fellows meet in Toulouse – Carcassonne – Albi. May 25th. – May 29th. 2012
Under the guidance of Vanessa Fernandez (RMHF 2010) and Jean-Christophe Simon (RMHF 1993)
After Paris, Lyon, Washington DC, Angers, Chicago, the RMHF wished to be associated with the city of Toulouse, remarquable example of «Tradition» and «Architectural Innovation» in an historical context.
Acting as a laboratory of ideas, enriched by the comparison and contrast of experiences and perspectives of each Fellow, this seminar will put into perspective the latest developments in theory and practice related to heritage conservation. It will also reinforcethe personal and professional bonds of the Fellows, ensuring the strength and sustainability of the RMHF.
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.
Ten Fellows gathered in France to celebrate the program.
This was a response to Fellows’s desire for having an opportunity to learn from each other’s current projects and network wih the new Fellows and to exchange ideas on the problems faced in the architectural field.
Thanks to Didier Repellin (ACMH, IGMH), first days great supporter of the RMHF program and to Pierre-Antoine Gatier (1991 RMH Fellow), the Alumni visited several sites in Paris and Lyon. For instance, l’Opera Garnier or La Tourette, the Le Corbusier convent. The RMHF Association was created, and the decision of meeting in the future every other year in France and the USA taken.
The meetings are on the planned 2-years intervals, this year in France, with visits guided by Pascal Filâtre (RMHF 2004) and by Hubert du Pontavice, regional Delegué of the Vieilles Maisons Francaises, centering on the City of Angers and including the Abbey of Toussaint with its David d’Angers Gallery, then, in Paris, visits including the newly restored Museum of Decorative Arts with the architects Daniel Kahane and Diego Rodriguez (RMHF 2008).