Discipline: Architecture

Nicholas de Monchaux

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2002

Nicholas de Monchaux is associate professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (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. His work has been exhibited at the 2010 Biennial of the Americas, the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, and San Francisco’s SFMOMA.

de Monchaux received his B.A. with distinction in architecture from Yale and his M.Arch. from Princeton. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and MacDowell, and has received additional design awards and Fellowships from Parsons, the International Union of Architects, Pamphlet Architecture and the Van Alen Institute. His research in design theory and technology has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Hellman Family fund, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Smithsonian Institute.



Nicholas de Monchaux worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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