NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX

Education: B.A., Yale University; M.Arch., Princeton University


Background: Raised in diverse cities, Nicholas de Monchaux received his B.A., with distinction in Architecture, from Yale University in 1995. For his work as a stage designer, he was elected President of the Yale Dramatic Association. Between 1995 and 1997 he worked in London with several architects, including Micheal and Patty Hopkins, and, since 1998, he has completed a range of projects with the New York Practice of Diller + Scofidio, including the electronic installation Refresh for the Dia Center for the Arts, and an installation on civic scale for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received his Masters of Architecture in 1999 from Princeton University. In the Spring of 2002, he was a visiting scholar at the Santa Fe Institute.
As a designer of print and electronic media, he has worked with clients such as Yale College, Princeton University, Springer Verlag/Basel, and Princeton Architectural Press. He recently completed a series of permanent and temporary architectural installations at the Suite106 Gallery in Manhattan.
He has been the recipient of a range of awards in his architecural education, including the Alpha Rho Chi medal. Recently he received awards from the International Union of Architects and the 2002 Pamphlet Architecture Competition. He was the recipient of the 2000 John Dinkeloo memorial fellowship of the Van Alen Institute, and is a member of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
His book "Spacesuit: 21 Essays on Technology, Complexity, and Design" is forthcoming.