Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect, urban designer, and theorist. He is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
de Monchaux 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.
His architectural work been exhibited widely, including at the 2010 Biennial of the Americas, the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, and San FranciscoÕs SFMOMA.
de Monchaux received his B.A. with distinction in Architecture, from Yale, and his M.Arch. from Princeton. Prior to his independent practice, he worked in the offices of Michael Hopkins & Partners in London, and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro in New York.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, de Monchaux has received awards and fellowships from Parsons, the International Union of Architects, the Van Alen Institute, and the Macdowell Colony. 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 Institution.