Call for Candidates: 2015 Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship
The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship
(RMHF) is an intensive six-month program that carries a $25,000 award for registered architects to pursue research related to contemporary challenges in historic preservation and urban design.
The American Architectural Foundation
(AAF) and the French Heritage Society
(FHS) established the Hunt Fellowship in 1990, and it continues to foster and support cross-cultural professional exchange between France and the United States. U.S. design professionals study in France and French design professionals study in the U.S. during alternating years.
Architect Laurent Duport is the twenty-fifth recipient of the Fellowship
, who will research the evolution of architectural styles on American campuses from the late 18th century through the present, paying special attention to those campuses design by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903). In so doing, he hopes to provide insight to university leaders pursuing expansion and sustainability initiatives within the context of a historic campus.
In addition to the Fellowship, AAF and FHS have awarded Axelle Macardier a scholarship to support one-month of study on the preservation of 19th-century buildings in major U.S. cities near train stations.