Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Nov 8th 2016 to Nov 28th 2016 | Nov 4th 2019 to Nov 19th 2019
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @cathlyn
  • INSTAGRAM : @catienewell

Catie Newell is the founding principal of *Alibi Studio Detroit as well as an Associate Professor of Architecture and the Director of the MS in Digital and Materials Technologies at the University of Michigan. Her work and research capture spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light or lack thereof. Newell's creative practice has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relationship to location and geography and cultural contingencies. Before joining the University of Michigan as the Oberdick Fellow in 2009, Newell was a project designer at Office dA in Boston. She has won the inaugural SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Planning; the 2011 ArtPrize Best Use of Urban Space Juried Award; the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers; and the 2013-2014 Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize in Architecture. She has exhibited at the 2012 Architecture Venice Biennale and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Read more at