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Monica Ponce de Leon

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 7, 2009 - 5:30pm

Monica Ponce de Leon joined the University of Michigan as Dean of A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in September 2008. She is also the Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Professor of Architecture + Urban Planning. Dean Ponce de Leon received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1989 from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1991. Professionally, in 1991, Dean Ponce de Leon and Nader Tehrani launched Office dA, an internationally known design practice. The portfolio of Monica Ponce de Leon's firm, Office dA, includes institutional, residential, commercial, and governmental projects, industrial design projects, and urban design projects all over the world. Among the more recent are the Tongxian Arts Center in Beijing, an Intergenerational Housing Center for the City of Chicago, a dynamic low-cost housing for the Elemental program in Chile, the first LEED certified large residential project in Boston, and a border station between the U.S. and Canada.