Catie Newell is the Director of the Master of Science in Architectural Design and Research program with concentrations in Material Systems and Digital Technologies and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Her work and research 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 creative practice has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relationship to the specificity of location and geography and cultural contingencies.
Scott Hocking is an artist who has lived and worked in the Metro-Detroit area since 1996. Scott creates installation art on found objects. To learn more about Scott Hawking check out his website scotthocking.com.
The HDL is composed of two artists Steve and Dorota Coy who create public works of art inspired by commercialism and corporatism and its relationship to pop-culture, identity, and fashion.