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Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco

D'Aquino Monaco

Carl D'Aquino and Francine Monaco
D'Aquino Monaco
214 West 29th Street
New York NY 10001 US
phone 212-929-9787
fax 212-929-9225
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We encourage a strong personal dialogue with our clients and feel that our work is a true representation of the collaboration between client and designer. At the same time we seek a unique coordinated vision between architectural space and the decorative details of furniture, fabrics, and lighting.

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Greenwich Village Loft

Greenwich Village Loft

Riverside Drive

Riverside Drive

15 Central Park West

15 Central Park West


Carl D'Aquino, ASID, IIDA, Partner
A graduate of the School of Architecture of the City University of New York, Carl D'Aquino's modernist sensibility applied to both contemporary and period design, has been the key to his success. As principal in D'Aquino Monaco, a partnership with fellow Hall of Famer Francine Monaco, he was honored with international design awards for Silver Rain a la prairie Spa and is currently working on residential projects on the East Coast and London, and is redesigning The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. His firm lists an all-encompassing project roster of interior design and architecture commissions, including residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. Over the years the firm has been published in numerous national and international design publications, and was named 'Best of the Best' by The Robb Report, as well as listed in House Beautiful and Metropolitan Home in their top designer listings. Mr. D' Aquino is a member of the Global Color Research Panel, and is also a member of the Design Council for the Museum of Arts and Design. In 2007 he was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame was a recipient of the 2012 Benjamin Moore Hue Award.

Francine Monaco, RA, LEED Certified, Partner
A graduate with honors of the Architecture School at the University of Cincinnati in 1985, and a registered architect in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Francine Monaco's work includes projects in the United States and Europe. Francine 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 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 Francine 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 1999 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'. She has been involved in academics since 1999, and is currently an adjunct associate professor at the Pratt Institute, School of Interior Design. Francine was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2007.

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