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Judi Shade Monk - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Judi Shade Monk

Instructional Assistant Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Judi Shade Monk leverages over two decades of cross-disciplinary architectural practice in her collaborative, policy, and research efforts.


Judi Shade Monk is a registered architect in Florida, New Jersey and New York. She has been a LEED accredited professional since 2006. The continuing education she seeks in order to maintain those credentials includes sustainability and resilience. Her research interests include practice-informed studio instruction and pedagogy, color theory in the Josef Albers tradition, detailing, cross-disciplinary collaboration and the education of non-architects on the role and value of the profession. Judi's area of focus is sustainability through building energy, building materials, built environment resilience, smart buildings/cities, sustainable architecture and design and sustainable construction.

Areas of Expertise (20)

Qualitative Design

Material Evaluation

Design Communication

Design Thinking

Color Theory and Relativity

Architectural Design

LEED Buidlings




Building Codes

Green Building

Women in STEM

Municipal Planning


Architectural Practice

Construction Management

Design Pedagogy

Gender Issues

Material Selection

Media Appearances (3)

Local talents come together to create a world-class Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement

The Architect's Newspaper  online


On the Florida peninsula’s central west coast, just across the bay from Tampa, is the city of St. Petersburg, a recurring New York Times pick for best places to visit in the world. Indeed, “St. Pete,” as it’s called by locals, has a lot going for it. As the state’s greenest urban center, St. Pete is on track to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. It also boasts a well-established arts community, which has spurred the city’s cultural patrons to invest heavily in pilgrimage-worthy works of architecture.

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Architecture of Hope

The Gainesville Sun  online


Gainesville is famous for significant examples of mid-century modern architecture in various neighborhoods across the city, but among the student apartments, office buildings and big-box stores that have sprung up in recent years to change the skyline of the city, there haven’t been many buildings that are original, important or even interesting. That’s true on the campus of the University of Florida too, where brick and “collegiate gothic” dominate.

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“I fear they have become the culture”: Richard Meier’s accusers say firm is whitewashing his misdeeds despite the #MeToo movement

The Real Deal  online


Judi Shade Monk, who worked at the firm from 2003 to 2008 and has accused Meier of grabbing her underwear through her dress at a holiday party, said Meier’s behavior with women was well-known in the office. But pre-#MeToo, the reaction was different. “Women just rolled with it,” she said. “If you have professional, high-level aspirations, then this is an occupational hazard. Even when these things are unsolicited, it was as if it was our fault. That women were too tempting and men couldn’t be expected to control themselves around us. The blame wasn’t on the man. In hindsight, it’s absurd.”

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Articles (1)

Black Box | White Palace | #MeToo : Workplace Sexual Assault at the Hands of a Professional Hero

Journal of Architectural Education

Judi Shade Monk


In March 2018, I went on record with the New York Times, accusing Richard Meier of sexually inappropriate behavior at an office event in 2003. In what follows, I reflect on the experiences I contributed to that piece, which are a microcosm of similar experiences I have faced in other contexts throughout my life. Though as of late, Meier's name is invoked around #MeToo within our profession, the unfortunate reality is that this issue is about more than one person and is much more expansive than our profession.

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