Founder & Principal
RA, NCARB, LEED AP, Living Future Accredited
Languages: English, Spanish
Architect, Educator, Author and Advocate, Alicia Ponce is the founder and principal of APMonarch. Since founding APMonarch in 2007, Alicia’s expertise and passion for sustainability have supported many clients in designing radically better projects. Her reputation for resilient and eco-conscious architecture secured APMonarch’s role as the Sustainability Architect and direct protégé to Santiago Calatrava and his firm’s design proposal for the 2019 O’Hare International Airport Global Terminal. The international competition drew 1,200 teams and five were selected for the final presentation. Alicia was honored to present the vision for the airport of the future alongside Calatrava and his team.
Alicia Ponce’s collaborative process has led project teams and organizations in earning both LEED & Living Building Challenge certified projects. Her ability to identify the challenges and opportunities in green buildings has led her to receive a travel grant and co-lead a Sustainability Workshop in São Paulo, Brazil.
Alicia’s extensive body of work represents a diverse project portfolio including residential, commercial, civic, aviation and master planning projects. Notable clients include The Field Museum, Exelon and Midway International Airport.
Alicia is a contributing author of Today’s Inspired Latina Vol. VI. Learn more about her purposeful journey to architecture, entrepreneurship, and connection with nature.