Julia was a founding partner with BBG-BBGM until the firm joined HOK in 2013. Under her leadership, BBG-BBGM developed into one of the world’s leading hospitality design firms. In 2010, Julia relocated from New York to Shanghai to focus on the market in Asia.
An award-winning designer and frequent speaker and panelist, Julia has spoken at the AIA National Convention. She teaches hotel design for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design Executive Education program and is co-chair and founder of the AIA New York Architecture of Hospitality Committee.
“Unlike the United States, China is all about group entitlement rather than individual entitlement. This affects many facets of life in China, including meeting procedures and decision making. In China, a decision can be made and implemented quickly. … That said, I find that every project—wherever it is in the world—takes a life of its own.”
Mark Boekenheid and Julia Monk | Hospitality Design
Julia Monk on Design in China | Contract
The Future of Sustainable Hotel Design | Forbes
Shanghai Sojourn | Hospitality Design
Julia Monk | Boutique Design
Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture