French Heritage Society, in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation, participates in awarding the Richard Morris Hunt Prize each year, alternately to a French or to an American preservation architect.

It offers them the opportunity to travel to the other side of the Atlantic for six months where they experience their counterparts’ theories, methodologies, rules and practices.

Named for the first American architect to study at Paris’ Ecole des Beaux Arts, the program, founded in 1990, is led by Michèle le Menestrel Ullrich, RMH Prize co-founder and Ronald Bogle, AAF President and CEO. 

Photos above: Laurent Duport and Axelle Macardier; Christophe Loustau; Michèle le Menestrel Ullrich, John Robbins, Ronald Bogle.

FHS_logo_01_original Past RMH Prize recipients:

• 2017: Beth A Jacob, 27th Richard Morris Hunt Fellow, and Constance Lai, Fourth Richard Morris Hunt Scholar

• 2016: Luca Monsaingeon, 26th Richard Morris Hunt Fellow, and Florence Declaveillère, Third Richard Morris Hunt Scholar

• 2014: Laurent Duport, 25th Richard Morris Hunt Fellow, and Axelle Macardier, Second Richard Morris Hunt Scholar

• 2013: Maya Maria Forty, heritage preservation, AIA, LEED, Architectural Resources Group, San Francisco

• 2012: Elsa Ricaud, heritage architect, degrees from ENSA Versailles, Ecole de Chaillot

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