An advocate for the arts, Monica is passionate about meaningfully shaping the future of our built and cultural environments. The 2015 recipient of the honored Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s Young Architect Award, Monica is a recognized leader in New Brunswick through design, education, and community service. A Master of Architecture graduate from the University of Toronto, she is the co-founder of the award-winning firm Acre Architects of Saint John, New Brunswick. Monica is a graduate of the Wallace McCain Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leaders Program and is an appointed board member of the Saint John Waterfront Development Corporation.
Named one of the top emerging design firms in Canada by Twenty + Change, Acre Architects is committed to expanding the role of contemporary architecture in Atlantic Canada. The Acre aims to exercise our potential and cultural identity, both within Canada and Internationally, through a practice of storied architecture that does not take the conventional order of things as a given.
The Acre has garnered national and international exposure as the recipient of the prestigious Sheff Visiting Chair in Architecture at McGill University, a member of ‘Team Canada’ for the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, as well as with her role in the television series ‘Majumder Manor’ on the W Network. At its philosophical core, the Acre wants you to - create your own myth.
Daniels Sessions aims to explore new and alternative viewpoints on architectural practice and research. The series features speakers who present unconventional perspectives and work from both inside and outside of the discipline. Daniels Sessions aims to provoke thought and generate discussion in a less formal setting.