Catie Newell

Alibi Studio
Architectural League Prize 2011
Recorded: June 15, 2011

Catie Newell is a founding partner of Alibi Studio based in Detroit. Her work captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of new atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light, or lack thereof. Newell’s most recent work and research is reflected in the installations completed in 2010: “Weatherizing,” and “Salvaged Landscape.” This work emphasized material and assembly logic research within the potent context of Detroit.  In 2006, she was awarded the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design with her project “Weather Permitting.”

Newell is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, joining in 2009 as the Oberdick Fellow. She received her M.Arch from Rice University and a B.S. in architecture from Georgia Tech.