Colwell & Newman promoted

Congratulations to Kristin B. Colwell, RID, NCIDQ, WELL AP, who has been named BarberMcMurry's new Studio Manager, and Drew Newman, AIA, LEED AP, our new Digital Practice Manager. 

Colwell has been with BarberMcMurry for nine years, is an Associate, senior interior designer and project manager. She earned her Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Tennessee. 

She has been integrally involved in studio initiatives related to Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as sustainable design. She is a tnAchieves mentor. 

Newman worked for BarberMcMurry from 2015-2017 and rejoined the firm in 2022. He is an Associate. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. 

He has been a core member of BMA initiatives related to BIM project delivery methods and design process. Newman serves on the State of Tennessee BIM Committee and the Board of Directors of AIA East Tennessee. He is a member of Young Professionals of Knoxville and the Society for College and University Planning, and volunteers as a head coach for Farragut Baseball Inc.