Allison Newmeyer is one half of Design With Company. She practices and teaches architecture in Chicago. The work of DWC explores the territory between the architectural and the literary, real and unreal, mundane and fantastic. They call the substrate where these worlds can coexist "fabulous architecture." They seek stories and character in their buildings and examine how the architectural fabulous might relate to fables. DWC's "design interventions" suggest hidden realms within the everyday world to reveal the "construction" of reality while giving everyone a good show.
Allison Newmeyer worked in the Adams studio.
Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…