Northeast Collaborative, Ben Jacobsen (photo)

Jonathan Bell, AIA named 2021 Richard Morris Hunt Prize Recipient

The Architects Foundation and the Amis du Richard Morris Hunt Prize announce the 2021 recipients of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize, a travel fellowship to France for architects pursuing cutting-edge research on emerging trends in historic preservation.

Jonathan Bell, AIA, of Providence, R.I. is one of this year's winners.  He will receive a $20,000 travel fellowship to carry out research over six months on resources for stabilizing abandoned buildings, which are still outside of traditional heritage protections. "I am extremely honored to receive this award. My research will take me to regions of France that are in the process of reinventing themselves after industrial migration. The prize will enable me to engage with new adaptive reuse tools and thinking that I will bring back to practice and share here," said Mr. Bell.

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize has been fostering and supporting cross-cultural professional exchange between France and the United States since 1990.  Complete details on the program are available on the Architects Foundation website.