FRANCOIS de MENIL THE CONTEMPLATION WATCH, 1998
Since graduating from Cooper Union’s Irwin Chanin School of Architecture in 1987, Francois de Menil has divided his time between commercial and residential projects. His award-winning work, including the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum and various Bottega Veneta retail stores, has been featured in a variety of design publications.
- Bachelor of Architecture, Cooper Union
- 1997 AISC/AIA I.D.E.A.S Award; Regional Award, Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
- 1996 AIA Honor Award, Interior Architecture, Bottega Veneta
“As a general design philosophy, my work is a search for an architecture of simplicity, of meaningful spaces, of the essences of people, places, and things that strive to enhance the human spirit.”