Michelle Ariola Newman


Associate Principal, Senior Interior Designer

Michelle Ariola Newman, Associate Principal, is a tireless advocate for design excellence, highly functional spaces, and interior environments that enhance the well-being and daily experience of users. She has been programming and designing interior environments for more than 25 years.

Working hand-in-hand with architects across Newman’s range of projects, Michelle has extensive experience in the planning and design of academic facilities and classrooms, student life buildings, libraries, housing, and community projects. She is particularly passionate about creating harmonious, accessible spaces that measurably improve people’s lives, productivity, and happiness. A natural collaborator, Michelle actively involves her clients in both the vision and the details, eliciting and connecting multiple perspectives throughout the program and design process.

Throughout her career, Michelle has contributed to a number of professional organizations, including IIDA New England, the Connecticut Coalition for Interior Designers, and as an ACE mentor and team leader.

BS, Interior Design, Teikyo Post University
Licensed Interior Designer
IIDA New England
The Connecticut Coalition for Interior Designers