Mary Brush '88, an architect specializing in historic preservation, was recently named the 2005 Richard Morris Hunt Fellow. The fellowship, co-sponsored by the American Architectural Foundation and the French Heritage Society, provides opportunities for French and American architects to learn and exchange information about their respective country's historic preservation process and techniques. It is awarded to just one American architect every other year, with awards going to French architects in the alternate years. The fellowship provides American recipients the opportunity to travel throughout France from June to December, learning restoration from French counterparts.
Brush was eligible for the fellowship as a licensed architect working in historic preservation and as a member of the American Institute of Architects. In France, she will be studying restoration techniques for structures that vary from ancient ruins to modern classics.
To complete the fellowship she will be taking a leave of absence from Klein and Hoffman, Inc., in Chicago where she was recently named Director of Preservation.