Monday, October 15, 2012
Art, Architecture and Design Lecture Series
Semester 2 2012
Nicholas de Monchaux (USA)
Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
University of California, Berkeley
Spacesuits and cities
Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect, urbanist, writer and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of the critically acclaimed architectural history Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press 2011), an architectural history of the Apollo 11 Spacesuit. de Monchaux received his B.A. with distinction in architecture from Yale, and his professional degree (M.Arch.) from Princeton. He has worked as a designer for Michael Hopkins & Partners in London, and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro in New York. Until 2006, he was Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia.
He is currently Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley. de Monchaux's work has been published and reviewed in Log, Architectural Design, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and have been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Macdowell Colony, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Smithsonian Institution. His design work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the 2010 Biennial of the Americas. He has received design awards and citations from the International Union of Architects, Pamphlet Architecture, and the Van Alen Institute, who awarded him the 2000 John Dinkeloo Memorial Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. He has also developed the programme Local Code to geospatially analyse contemporary cities.
Griffith University and Gold Coast City Gallery present a season of engaging speakers who are at the forefront of their fields. These lectures focus on a range of subjects, including contemporary art, architecture and design.
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