All School Lecture - Carrie Norman + Thomas Kelley

Azby Fund Lecture


A reception will be held prior to the lecture in the Favrot Lobby at 5 p.m. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley founded the New York and Chicago-based design collaborative Norman Kelley in 2012. Together, their professional and theoretical work re-examines architecture and design’s relationship to vision, prompting their observers to see nuance in the familiar. The practice has contributed work to the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial (2014), the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015), and most recently to the second Chicago Architecture Biennial (2017). The practice was a recipient of the Architecture League of New York Young Architect’s Prize (2014). Their design work, which includes a collection of American Windsor chairs, is currently represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago.

Carrie Norman (B.Arch University of Virginia, M.Arch Princeton University) is a licensed architect and an Adjunct Assistant professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning, and Barnard College. Previously, Norman was a Senior Design Associate with SHoP Architects in New York. Thomas Kelley (B.Arch University of Virginia, M.Arch Princeton University) is the recipient of the Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship from SUNY Buffalo and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture. Previously, Thomas has worked for Brasil Arquitetura Studio in São Paulo and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago.

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