Fondation des États-Unis


History

The USA Foundation was inaugurated in April 1930, designed to embody Franco-American friendship and provide accommodation for US students and researchers in Paris.

A building born of Franco-American friendship

The USA Foundation was inaugurated in April 1930, designed to embody Franco-American friendship and provide accommodation for US students and researchers in Paris. The building’s design was entrusted to the architect Pierre Leprince-Ringuet, also the man behind the Maison des Elèves at the École Centrale in Paris, the Michelin workshops in London and the Archaeology Museum in Beirut.

An impressive building

The USA Foundation comprises 267 rooms, along with eight artist’s workshops and nine rehearsal studios. The building’s interior has retained its original Art Deco style. The spacious lounge is decorated with frescoes by Robert La Montagne Saint-Hubert, depicting the history of French art through different periods.

A cultural season with a focus on young talent

As part of its drive to support the creativity of young resident musicians, the Foundation organises concerts, exhibitions and a host of cultural events free of charge and open to the public.

Did you know?
Every year, the Foundation presents its Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship to US artists and musicians pursuing studies in Paris.