Design, Theory, Urbanism, Media.
- M.Arch., Princeton University
- B.A. Architecture, Yale University
Nicholas de Monchaux is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media. He is the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011), an architectural and urban history of the Apollo Spacesuit, winner of the Eugene Emme award from the American Astronautical Society and shortlisted for the Art Book Prize, and Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016). With Kathryn Moll, he is principal of Modem. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Biennial of the Americas, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial, SFMOMA, and the Chicago MCA.
de Monchaux received his B.A. with distinction in Architecture, from Yale, and his Professional Degree (M.Arch.) from Princeton. Prior to his independent practice, he worked with Michael Hopkins & Partners in London, and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro in New York.
de Monchaux's work has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Hellman Family fund, the Macdowell Colony, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
- Courses Taught
ED1 Introduction to Environmental Design
ARCH 205a / 205b Studio One, 2018-2019
- Awards + Recognition
- 2013-2014 Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
- 2005-2006 Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution
- Selected Publications
Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011)
Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016)