Chas Miller serves as Vice President and Founding Member of the Board of Directors of HAVANA HERITAGE FOUNDATION and is the Traveling Grant Coordinator.
Havana Heritage Foundation is based in New York City. Its mission is to help preserve, protect and restore the rich architectural and cultural heritage in Havana. For three years, from 2017 to 2019, we provided Traveling Grants for Cuban Architects to go to the United Kingdom for one-month of specialized post-graduate study program with The Prince's Foundation in London and Scotland. With the 2020 worldwide shutdown of travel, the program had to be suspended and remains so as non-stop flights have still not resumed to the UK. Chas Miller founded the Traveling Grant program in 2016 under the auspices of Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation and transferred it to Havana Heritage in 2018.
March 27, 2019: Reception for HRH Prince Charles held at the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales. L to R: Chas Miller, Hermes Mallea, Alain Leon, Joel Estevez, Daniel Munoz. Not pictured: Ailyn Penton as she met HRH Prince Charles at another moment.
April 24, 2019: Special gathering of Fellows and organizers - L to R: Chas Miller, Daniel Munoz '17, Ailyn Penton '17, Joel Estevez '18, Alain Leon '19, and Ludwig Foundation Executive Director Wilfredo Benetiz.
Sept 2019 Havana: Ailyn Penton was awarded a Chevening Grant from the UK Government to study Sustainable Architecture at the University of Kent. Here she is presented with an award certificate by British Ambassador Antony Stokes. Ailyn was one of twelve candidates to receive an award. Congratulations!