Principal and Founder of Alibi Studio

Lets meet Catie Newell

Catie studied an MArch at Rice School of Architecture before founding Alibi Studio in 2010. In this module we discover the background and start to Catie career as an Architect and the introduction of her project Secret Sky.

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CPD Points

1.25 ADNZ Points 10.00 NZRAB Points

Presented By

Teulo and Catie Newell

Event Description

Catie is also Associate Professor of Architecture and MSc Digital & Material Technologies Director at Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan.

Secret Sky is the structural reworking of a barn in Kinde, Michigan to allow the sky to enter and pass through the building. By day, the barn is noticeable for its patterning and intricacy and a massive cut with light pouring through it. At night, the work glows from within acting as a lantern in the landscape and casting long shadows on the ground that surrounds it, giving it back to the sky.

In this module we ask these questions of Catie Newell:

Module One: Intro / Background: 

You're the Principal and Founder of Alibi Studio as well as Director of the Master's programme in Digital and Material Technologies at University of Michigan.  Can you give us a brief introduction to your professional and academic practice?

You started your career training to be a pilot.  What was it that caused you to make the jump to architecture?

Your father collaborated with you on some of your earlier installations.  How did his work as a wood carver and a toy restorer inform or inspire your work as an artist and architect?

Can you tell us about some of the core themes and concepts you explore in your work?

What methodologies or materialisations do you use to realise your vision?

How can a viewer best appreciate and experience your work?

Watch all five modules of the Catie Newell Expert Series and gain the following CPD points:

ADNZ: Design - 0.75 Practice management - 0.5

NZRAB: 10 Design

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