Morris Hunt Fellowship
1990, this program is co-sponsored by the American Architectural
Foundation ant the French Heritage Society (Formerly
Friends of Vieilles Maisons Françaises, Inc.).
public educational organization dedicated to helping people understand
the power of architecture to enrich their lives and transform
programs included :
Accent on Architecture: a year round public education program
producing award-winning public television documentaries, awarding
community improvement grants, and hosting an annual black-tie
gala in Washington DC. to celebrate architecture.
Mayors' Institute on City Design: an initiative of the National
Endowment for the Arts, co-administered by the AAF and the US
Conference of Mayors.
Octagon Museum in Washington DC., a national Historic Landmark
and the nation's oldest museum of architecture and design
Fellowships: co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects
(AIA) awarded to American architectural students enrolled in
NAAB-accredited academic programs.
by design: a series of K-12 curriculum supplements.
AAF in partnership with the AIA strives for national design literacy
in the belief that a well trained, creative profession and an
informed public are prerequisites for a community's quality of
American not-for-profit tax exempt association, created in 1982.
Based on volunteer work, FHS has grown into 15 Chapters in US
and one in Paris, it counts approximately 2000 members. FHS works
on developing the Preservation and the Restoration of Historical
Heritage in France and US. Today, supported be individuals, its
members, corporations or foundations, and its fund raising efforts,
FHS has participated in over 250 restoration projects selected
following rigorous criteria, in both countries.
runs several education programs to reinforce the wide range of
its preservation goals:
- The RMHF for
- The Decorative
Arts and Architecture Seminars for museum curators, art historians,
Government representatives, architects and private arts collectors.
- The Youth Program,
cross-culture exchange geared to skilled students, in history,
architecture, landscaping and other fields.
- Highly trained
Artisans Exchange Programs.
is devoted to developing ties between Americans and French members
sharing a deep appreciation of the historic legacy of both countries,
and of a certain "Art de Vivre". FHS organizes for its
members a wide range of events in its Chapters, unforgettable
Great Events for its Anniversaries. Cultural trips in France and
US based on specific themes giving an unique access to private
places inaccessible to the public.
is the Representative in the US for the French Preservation Associations:
Vielles Maisons Françaises, Demeure Historique and Comité
des Parcs et Jardins.