Mitch McEwen

Mitch McEwen

Princeton, NJ, US



V. Mitch McEwen is Director of Princeton's Black Box Research Group and Principal of Atelier Office.  McEwen's design work has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation, Knight Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts.  McEwen's projects have been commissioned by the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial.  In Detroit, projects include 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.  Her work in urban design and architecture began at Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New York City Department of City Planning, as well as founding the Brooklyn-based non-profit SUPERFRONT.  McEwen earned her M.Arch. at Columbia and B.A. at Harvard.


Mitch's General Blog on Archinect:

Another Architecture : by Mitch McEwen

Posts are sporadic. Topics span architecture, urban design, planning, and tangents from these. I sometimes include excerpts of academic articles.

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Mitch's Featured Articles on Archinect

Form Follows Fascism Redux, Thu, Jan 7 '21

This country’s deeply ingrained white supremacy and the resurgence of fascism have revealed themselves, last night, to be undeniably mutually reinforcing. When this antidemocratic and racist president was first elected I wrote here about The White Flight from American Democracy. I could not ...

Form Follows Fascism Redux


Graham Foundation, Grant

House Opera | Opera House


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