Thirtieth Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture: Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA

Thirtieth Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture: Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA

Monday, February 3, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley Campus
Cost: Free, open to all, seating is limited
1.5 CES/LUs

Reception and Dinner
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: $160 for sponsorship/includes one dinner ticket; $50 for extra dinner tickets
All dinner attendees enjoy reserved lecture seating. Click here to register


ponce 3Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA
Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, was appointed Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in September, 2008. In 1991, she co-founded Office dA and in 2011 launched her own design practice; Monica Ponce de Leon Studio.

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, 2007). Her practice has received over 60 design awards including the AIA’s Institute Honor Award for Architecture (Macallen Building, 2010), Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA New York Chapter (200 West Street Project Team (including Office dA), 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 RISD, 2007), the AIA/Committee on the Environment’s Top Ten Green Projects (Macallen Building, 2008), five I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Awards and eight Progressive Architecture Awards.

ponce 1Lecture Dinner

Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal. Through the firms’ generosity we are able to present international architects such as Andrea Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, Craig Dykers and Merrill Elam without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. The traditional wine reception and dinner precedes Ms. Ponce de Leon’s lecture. Dinner guests have reserved seats at the lecture hall–a must for this popular lecture series!

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program are provided by the following 2014 sponsors:

Arkin Tilt Architects

Byrens Kim Design Works

Michael and Sandra Coleman

Dealey, Renton & Associates

Dougherty + Dougherty Architects LLP

Frank Fuller, FAIA

Glass Associates, Inc.

Graff Architects

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Haviland Associates Architects

Interactive Resources

Lowney Architecture

Murakami/Nelson Architectural Corp.

Noll & Tam

The Preview Group, Inc.

PSM Architects, Inc.


Carol Shen, FAIA

Siegel & Strain Architects

Swatt | Miers Architects

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Rochelle Yearwood at

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