The conservation/preservation of the built environment sets in motion a modern cycle of métissage. Since every rehabilitation project can be framed as an interaction between contemporary needs and desires and tangible and intangible heritage values, it becomes in itself a métissage of past and present. As suggested by Alain de Botton in his essay “The Architecture of Happiness” (2006), architecture is a promise of a better world; conservation of the built environment is an opportunity to maintain, renew and redefine this promise. For further Information please contact Liz Fogt, Conference Manager, or 832/271-9635 (direct).
Please join the Historic Resources Committee of the AIA San Francisco, the Western Chapter Association for Preservation Technology, the American Architectural
Foundation, and the French Heritage Society at a lecture to welcome recipients of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize as they gather to celebrate 25 years of collaboration between French and American architects. The meeting will include a lecture by Stéphanie Celle-Riccio (1998 Hunt Fellow), State Architect-Urbanist, Deputy Director of the Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques (LRMH) in Paris for a presentation entitled "Research Laboratory for Historical Monuments in France: Outstanding Scientific Contributions in the Field of Heritage Conservation".
One Kearny Club Main Event Space
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
6:00p - 8:00p
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served
$10 for AIA and WCAPT members
$15 for non-members
1 HSW Credit
The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship Prize, founded in 1990, is a scientific and cultural exchange in partnership with the AAF and FHS, named in honor of the first American architect to graduate from the Ecole des Beaux Arts. The $25,000 stipend is awarded annually to an architect that specializes in historic preservation, alternatively French or American, and provides the unique opportunity to spend 6 months in France or the United States, to conduct research on a relevant topic of their choice. In 2010, the prize was expanded to include the RMH Prize Scholar program, which allows 5 weeks of travel and research with a $5,000 stipend. For more information, please visit www.rm-hunt-fellowship.org
The Historic Resources Committee of the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, is a group collectively
promoting awareness of the value of historic places, structures and objects through education, advocacy, and events.