Norman Kelley was founded in 2012 by Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman, AIA. We work in the fields of residential architecture, commercial interiors, furniture design, exhibition design, and design criticism. Our process is collaborative, sensitive to place, and irreverent to tradition. We practice architecture in Chicago and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and are licensed in Illinois, Louisiana, New York, and Texas. 


Clients and collaborators include Aesop, the Noguchi Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Beacon Capital Partners, the Graham Foundation, Notre, and the artist Brendan Fernandes, among others. Our furniture has been presented by Volume Gallery and Friedman Benda.


Our work has been published in the New York Times, Log, Avery Review, Architect Magazine, Architect's Newspaper, Cultured, Domus, Dezeen, Wallpaper, and Frame. We have contributed work to the Venice Architecture Biennial (2014, 2021), the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015, 2017), and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2019). In addition, we are the recipients of the Architectural League of New York Young Architect’s Prize (2014) and a United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture (2018).