Nicholas de Monchaux / University of California, Berkeley

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

Nicholas de Monchaux will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18. The talk is free and open to the public. De Monchaux is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, 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 BA with distinction in Architecture from Yale, and an MArch 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.