Architecture & Design



Norman Kelley
Architects & Designers
This award was generously supported by
Steven H. Oliver.


Norman Kelley is an architecture and design collaborative from New York and Chicago. Founded in 2012 by Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley, their professional and theoretical work enhances an understanding of material culture by swerving between two and three-dimensions. Results vary in scale and medium, from site-specific drawings, furniture objects, and habitable interiors. Kelley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Norman is a licensed architect in the state of New York and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and at Barnard College.

Norman Kelley has contributed work to the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial (2014), the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015, 2017) and is a recipient of the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize (2014). Their design work is currently represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago. Both partners received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Honors from the University of Virginia and a Master in Architecture from Princeton University.
Photo by Carl Bower.
  • Chicago, how do you see?, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015. Photo by Spencer McNeil.
  • Drop-Leaf Table in Oblique Elevation, Graham Foundation, 2017. Photo by RCH | EKH.