Francine Monaco - Adjunct Associate Professor
Francine MonacoAdjunct Associate Professor
Pratt Studios 2
B.Arch., University of Cincinnati
A registered architect in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Ms. Monaco’s work includes projects in the United States and Europe. She has more than 25 years experience in architecture as well as interior design. Her early work as a Project Architect for a highly respected architectural firm designing homes and apartments was followed in 1989 as Project Architect for the in-house design department of the Guggenheim Museum. As a member of the museum’s planning team her focus was in orchestrating several design projects of the museum’s expansion in New York City. She designed and supervised the creation of administrative office space within newly excavated space at the original Frank Lloyd Wright Museum building. Over the years Ms. Monaco pursued a mixture of residential and non-residential work, as it is her belief that one type of work enriches the other. Her increasing focus on the intersection between architecture and interior design lead her to establish D’Aquino Monaco in 1997 with Carl D’Aquino. This partnership between Monaco Architects P.C. founded in 1991 and the interior design firm of Carl D’Aquino Interiors founded in 1985 further pursues this interest. The office was established to allow and create more opportunity for the dialogue between ‘the container’ and the ‘contained’. Ms. Monaco has been involved in academics since 1999, and has taught a variety of interior design and interdisciplinary studio courses at Pratt Institute, pursuing investigations into materials, patterns, and surfaces. She is currently an associate adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute, School of Interior Design, and assists in developing course curricular for the program.