2013 Graham Foundation Grants: Nicholas de Monchaux and Ronald Rael
Graham Foundation 2013
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts recently announced its 2013 Grants to Individuals. The grantees are recognized for their accomplishments in a diverse national and international community of architects, scholars, writers, artists, designers, curators, and others. The grants support publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, public programs, and research that explore innovative and bold ideas in architecture and design. CED Professors Nicholas de Monchaux and Ronald Rael are recipients of the grants for the 2013 year. Congratulations!
Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect, urban designer, and theorist. In addition to directing his Oakland-based design practice, he is assistant professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. de Monchaux is the author of the Graham-funded book 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. de Monchaux’s design work has been exhibited at the 2010 Biennial of the Americas, the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, San Francisco’s SPUR, and SFMOMA.
Ronald Rael is an architect, author, and assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a joint appointment in the Departments of Architecture and Art Practice. He is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), and he earned his MArch at Columbia University.