Monday, May 6 | 6:30 pm
UCLA, Perloff Hall, decafe, Room 1302
Monica Ponce De Leon
Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Monica Ponce de Leon was appointed Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in September, 2008. In 1991, she co-founded Office dA and has recently launched her own design practice. Dean Ponce de Leon received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989 from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1991. She joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty in 1996, where she was a Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Digital Lab. She has also held teaching appointments at Northeastern University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design and Georgia Institute of Technology among others. She has received honors from the Architectural League of New York (Young Architects Award, 1997, and Emerging Voices, 2003) the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Award in Architecture, 2002), the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum (National Design Award in Architecture, 2007), and the United States Artists (Target Fellows in Architecture and Design). Her practice has received over 60 design awards including the AIA's Institute Honor Award for Architecture (Macallen Building, 2010), Wallpaper Design Awards Best New Restaurant (Banq, 2009), the AIA/LA Design Award (Helios House, 2007), the AIA/ALA Library Building Award (Fleet Library at RIS D, 2007), the AIA/Committee on the Environment's Top Ten Green Projects (MacallenBuilding, 2008), five I.D Magazine Annual Design Review Awards and twelve Progressive Architecture Awards.
Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall, Decafé (unless otherwise indicated) Parking is available in Lot 3 for $11, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk. Check the website for confirmation of all programs at www.aud.ucla.edu The campus map is available at www.maps.ucla.edu/campus