Nicholas de Monchaux to Lead MIT's Department of Architecture

14 Feb, 2020

Nicholas de Monchaux to Lead MIT's Department of Architecture

Nicholas de Monchaux has been appointed head of the Department of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, beginning July 2020! He joins the department this week as Professor of Architecture and Urbanism.

From the official announcement:

An internationally renowned scholar, educator, designer, architect, urbanist, and public intellectual, de Monchaux will bring extensive experience and a broad perspective to leading the department at a time of rapid technological change, enormous environmental challenges, and equally sweeping social shifts.

He join the department from UC Berkeley, where he has taught since 2006, most recently as Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, and the Craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media; from 2016 to 2019 he was Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media. With Kathryn Moll, he is principal of modem, a practice that emphasizes social and ecological concerns and whose cultural and community-focused work has been exhibited widely.

A bridge builder within the field of architecture, between architecture and other fields, and between people, de Monchaux will also be an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

We are so thrilled for Nicholas and wish him the best in this exciting endeavor!

For the official announcement, head here! You can also see some of the excitement for Nicholas' new role in the Architect's Newspaper and Archinect.