• About

    modem is an interdisciplinary practice with experience in software, architecture, urban design, and digital fabrication. It uses radical and traditional architectural tools to transform objects, environments, and urban situations in order to strengthen and improve connections between buildings, cities, and ecologies.  modem lives and works in the remarkable city of Oakland, California.


  • People

    Kathryn Moll is a partner at modem. She is a registered architect, experienced in sustainable building, education, and game design. Before co-founding modem, Kathryn practiced architecture in Oakland and San Francisco, leading design and construction of net-positive energy buildings and award-winning adaptive-reuse projects. Licensed Architect, California C34538.


    Nicholas de Monchaux is a partner at modem.  He is also Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media. Nicholas is the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo and Local Code: 3,659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.


  • Work

  • Contact

    6050 Lowell St. Unit 213
    Oakland, CA 94608 USA


    + 1 510 338 6700