Architecture lecturer Catie Newell awarded 2011 Architectural League Prize

Catie Newell, architecture lecturer and 2009-2010 Oberdick Fellow – as well as former Oberdick and Muschenheim Fellows Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno (2008-2009) – were awarded the 2011 Architectural League Prize. 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.” “Salvaged Landscape” was also recently featured as a backdrop image in Esquire magazine, May 2011.

Johnson and Gattegno are partners of Future Cities Lab, is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco and Athens, Greece. They were awarded a 2008-2009 Taubman College Research Through Making grant to pursue some of their research.

The League Prize exhibition opening and first evening of lectures by winners of the 30th annual Architectural League Prize will be held June 15, 2011, at Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Parsons The New School for Design. For more, visit the Architectural League of New York.