THOMAS de MONCHAUX +1.917.498.7288 email@example.com
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1996.
- B.A., Architectural Studies/Art History, specializing in early renaissance Italy and 20th Century Cinema,including studio design work (Core Architecture Studio) at the Rhode Island School of Design (risd) with Gabriel Feld, and Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, with Christopher Cross.
- B.A., History, majoring in 19th Century European Intellectual History.
Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey,
- M.Arch thesis completed June 2001.
- Nominated by the school for the Skidmore Owings and Merrill Travelling Fellowship, Spring 2001.
- Selected by the school for the Fountainbleau Scholarship for study in France, Summer 2000.
- Participated in competitive-entrance writing workshops with authors Jeff Eugenides, Joyce Carol Oates.
- (The topic of the design thesis, navigation/narration, was architecture over time, understood through cinematic phenomenological and narrative analysis, applied to a museum of archeology.)
Editorial, translation, research, and various administrative work, ANY (Architecture New York) Magazine and the anyone and Writing Architecture series, 1996-7.
- Assisted in transcript editing and organization of the Anybody conference book;
- Worked with Ignasi de Solá Morales on final drafts of Differences: Topographies of Contemporary Architecture, in the Writing Architecture series;
- Worked with contributing authors on Ten Architects in Search of a Building, a monograph on Peter Eisenmans University of Cincinnati Aronoff Center, along with fact-checking, sourcing, and other editorial work.
- Editorial work on ANY 14-16 and 90, the Phillip Johnson Festschrift issue, including translation, article re-writes, fact-checking, image sourcing, and conceptual and archival research.
Editorial assistant, Visionare Publications, 1998.
- Conceptual, editorial, and design contributions to issues 21-25 of Visionaire magazine, a quarterly of design, photography, and fashion, including Light, guest-edited by Tom Ford, and a special anniversary issue.
- Writer, consultant, Rafael Viñoly monograph project, 1999-2000.
- Interviews leading to the development of a keyword structure, working with graphic designers in developing form and content of survey of architectural work.
Writer, consultant, Rafael Vi–oly monograph project, 1999-2000
- Interviews leading to the development of a keyword structure, working with graphic designers in developing
form and content of survey of architectural work.
Research assistant, book and article projects, with Beatriz Colomina, Summer 1999 and 2000.
- Specific research on survey, Louise Bourgeois, more critical and exploratory work on postwar American culture, x-ray imagery, pathologies, multimedia art, and other topics.
Assistant in Instruction, Princeton School of Architecture, 1999-2000.
- Assisted in the courses Wars, Maps, and Cities, with Antoine Picon, and Introduction to Architectural Thinking, with Alessandra Ponte; this work included leading discussion sections and selecting readings.
Freelance Writing, current
- As a freelance reporter and writer, Im currently developing pieces for Architectural Record, Wall Street Journal Europe, and British Vogue, among others. I was one of 7 finalists for Vogues Young Writers competition, 1998.
Design work & Consulting
- Current projects include the renovation of a former meat storage locker in Manhattans meat packing district into a photography and video art gallery, and the online and print identity for the new Pamphlet Architecture competition.
At Princeton I organized the Spring, 2001 Lecture series, BUILT, in which invitees such as curator Donald Albrecht, publisher Kevin Lippert, architect Michael Manfredi, and others spoke about the processes and developments behind materializing projects, rather than about their final products.
While at Brown I worked as Managing Editor of the Brown Daily Herald, the daily campus newspaper, and Editor in Chief of Good Clean Fun, a weekly of arts and ideas, as well as reportorial and columnist writing and graphic design work. I also art-directed a redesign of the paper for digital design and distribution, and edited two books, one on the 25th anniversary of Browns New Curriculum, another a "day in the life" photo book.
I worked as a new media researcher at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and interned at the Capitol Hill office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, writing constituent correspondence, issue reports, and preliminary speechwriting, as well as issue research.
Conversational and written Spanish; US and EU citizenships.