Monica Ponce de Leon is a Venezuelan-born architect and educator. Her interdisciplinary practice, MPdL Studio has offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; New York, and Boston. Before starting her own practice, she was the founding partner with Nader Tehrani in the award-winning firm Office dA. Ponce de Leon is dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. She became licensed as an architect in 2012.
Ponce de Leon went to the University of Miami, earning her Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989. In 1991, she received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and held teaching appointments at Harvard University, Sci-Arc, Rhode Island School of Design, and Northeastern University while establishing Office dA.
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