US/ICOMOS is pleased to present Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA a 2015 Ann Webster Smith Award in recognition of his many years of leadership and support for ICOMOS and US/ICOMOS and for his distinguished body of work in service of the broad goals of international heritage preservation.
Professor Graham became actively involved with US/ICOMOS early in his career, serving on the Board of Trustees of US/ICOMOS for over 15 years, including a period as Secretary. He co-chaired the ICOMOS International committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP) for a decade. He has frequently represented the United States at ICOMOS Triennial General Assemblies and rendered exemplary service. He served as president/rapporteur of the 1981 General Assembly in Rome and presented a paper at the 15th General Assembly in Xi’an, China (2005). He also represented the US at both the 1987 Washington, DC General Assembly and the 11th General Assembly held in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1996.
He has participated in and been a speaker on historic preservation related topics at a number of conferences internationally such as the annual assemblies of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, the Royal Institute of Canadian Architects, and the World Archeological Congress. He was keynote speaker at the Council of Europe meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina in 1991.
Graham has also had a long a distinguished association with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), an intergovernmental organization based in Rome. He was an ICCROM sponsored speaker at meetings in Macedonia, Lithuania, Finland and Latvia. Sent to the Riga meeting by ICCROM, he was the US and ICROM voice in developing the Riga Charter on Authenticity and Historical Reconstruction in Relationship to Cultural Heritage. After he joined the faculty of the Catholic University of America, he established an urban conservation degree program and began working with ICCROM as well as the Pontifical Commission for the Conservation of the Artifacts and Historic Patrimony of the Church.