Mike Newman


Mike Newman
Architect and Educator

Mike is an architect and educator that has been working with mission driven organizations for many years with his firm Shed Studio.  His work has focused on issues of sustainability and social justice, using innovative techniques to bring communities together in conversation to work toward progress for marginalized communities.  He has taught at UIC, Archeworks, IIT and currently at the School of the Art Institute teaching a range of topics from design-thinking and sustainability to systems and contracts, and has a well-known role with Black Spectacles as a national leader in educating architects to become licensed.  He is also the co-founder of the non-profit Territory design studio where young people practice urban design, public art, and community planning in the neighborhoods where they live and learn to have a seat at the table, working with local organizations and funders to strengthen communities through design.