Alumni Katie Donahue, Mason Limke, and Yandy Cheng (as MYKA) collaborated on The Pulp Canopy
“The Pulp Canopy investigates potential applications for reconstituted cellulose fiber, or paper pulp, in architecture and design. Over 800 rolls of toilet paper were collected from airports that discard hundreds of pounds of partial rolls each week….This remnant paper has been broken down into its fibers, pulped, and reconsidered using digital and hand craft techniques to produce more than 4,400 triangular parts strung from one end of the Atlantic Wharf lobby to the other….Donahue, Limke, and Cheng’s research considers characteristics of materiality and tactility and how something as everyday as discarded paper can provoke new experiences and alternate forms of interaction.”
Katie Donahue received her Masters of Architecture II post-professional degree from Cornell University, her Masters of Architecture from University of Colorado Denver, and her Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of MYKA, she collaborates on projects with Clark Thenhaus for Endemic as Assistant Director of Research, served as a Director for the Denver chapter of Architecture for Humanity for two years and was named Young Architect/Emerging Professional of the Year by AIA-Colorado in 2014. Katie grew up in Wisconsin and currently resides in New York City.
Mason Limke received his Master of Architecture degree from University of Colorado Denver and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. His focus in fabrication and research design bridges media and scale with a particular interest in the spatial manifestations of social identity. He was born in Colorado Springs and currently lives in Denver.
Yandy Cheng received her Master of Architecture degree from University of Colorado Denver and her Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from University of Colorado Boulder. Outside of work with MYKA, she currently works at Heery International as a designer in Denver. She was born and raised in Colorado.