Carrie Norman is an architect working at the intersection of observation, particularity, and alterations towards an architecture of social, cultural, and critical reuse. Prior to joining MIT, Norman was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University and has previously taught at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Barnard College, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In addition, she is the 2023 Louis Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University.
Norman received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Honors from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. She is a licensed architect in the states of New York, Louisiana, and Illinois, and previously worked as a Senior Architect with SHoP Architects, in New York City.
In 2012, Norman co-founded the Chicago and Cambridge-based design collaborative, Norman Kelley. The practice works in the fields of residential architecture, commercial interiors, furniture design, exhibition design, and design criticism. Previous clients include Aesop, the Noguchi Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Notre, and the artist Brendan Fernandes, among others. Their work has been published in the New York Times, Log, Avery Review, The Architect's Newspaper, Cultured, Domus, Dezeen, Wallpaper*, and Frame. Norman Kelley has contributed work to the Venice Architecture Biennial (2014, 2021), the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015, 2017), and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2019). In addition, the practice received a United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture (2018).