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Beth A. Jacob named 2017 Richard Morris Hunt Prize Fellow

Beth A. Jacob (MPS ‘12), an adjunct lecturer in the Tulane School of Architecture, has been named the 2017 Richard Morris Hunt Prize Fellow by the American Architectural Foundation and the French Heritage Society. 

As the 2017 Fellow, Jacob will spend six months in France studying how public markets can serve as catalysts for urban revitalization, and investigating French approaches to the preservation and adaptive reuse of these distinctive structures. Jacob’s topic builds upon her previous research into the origins and development of New Orleans’ public market system, the focus of her MPS master’s thesis. Jacob is a principal at the historic preservation consulting firm Clio Associates LLC in New Orleans. She holds a Master of Preservation Studies from Tulane University and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Created in 1990, the Richard Morris Hunt Prize offers mid-career design professionals an intensive six-month exchange experience showcasing best practices and recent scholarship in the area of architectural heritage conservation. Named for Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895), the first American architect to graduate from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Prize alternates each year between a French and American architect specializing in historic preservation.

More information on the Prize is available at www.archfoundation.org or www.rmhprize.org

PRST 6520

PRST 6521 Urban Conservation is a six-credit hour course that concentrates on documenting, analyzing and planning for the preservation of groups of buildings and their settings as a basis for understanding the technical, theoretical and procedural aspects of urban conservation. The course includes intensive study of representative historic residential and commercial districts including streetscapes in the New Orleans region where students work both as independent researchers and in teams to learn professional preservation planning concepts and methods.