Founded by National Design Award Winner, Mónica Ponce de León, AIA, MPdL Studio brings together an interdisciplinary team of architects and practitioners collaborating across offices in New York (NY), Boston (MA), and Ann Arbor (MI). Ponce de León's work as principal architect is integral to each project, and is supported by a diverse team bringing a unique point of view to each design process.
MPdL Studio has extensive experience in many scales and typologies including furniture design and interiors, private residences, civic buildings, public institutions, commercial projects, art installations, master plans and urban design.
Among her many prestigious honors, Ponce de León received the National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum. She has also been honored with the Academic Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the USA Target Fellow in Architecture and Design from United States Artists; and the Young Architects and Emerging Voices awards from the Architectural League of New York. Her highly acclaimed and broadly published work has received 13 Progressive Architecture (PA) Awards, 13 awards from the American Institute of Architects including the AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, as well as the prestigious Harleston Parker Medal from the Boston Society of Architects. In 2016 Ponce de León was inducted into the National Academy of Design.
Known as an educational force, Ponce de León is currently a professor and the dean at Princeton University School of Architecture.