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Mitch McEwen

Mitch McEwen

Mitch McEwen joined Princeton’s faculty in 2017 from the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she had been an assistant professor. She is principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of A(n) Office, an architecture collaborative of studios in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.

McEwen has received grants from the Graham Foundation, Knight Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts.  A(n) Office and McEwen Studio projects have been commissioned by the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial.  McEwen Studio projects in Detroit have produced a series of operations on houses previously owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority.  These include a combined residence and flower incubator for an engineer at 3M, a strategy for 100 houses selected by the City of Detroit to densify the neighborhood of Fitzgerald, and an award-winning repurposing of a balloon-frame house titled House Opera.

She began her work in urban design and architecture at Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New York City Department of City Planning, and she founded the Brooklyn-based nonprofit SUPERFRONT.  McEwen earned her master’s degree in architecture at Columbia and bachelor’s degree at Harvard.


Black Box Research Group: An Intro to Algorithms and Robotics for 21st Century Architecture

Friday, October 4

Mitch McEwen, Assistant Professor of Architecture