Carrie Norman

Design Critic in Architecture

Carrie Norman is an Assistant Professor in architecture at Tulane University. She has taught design studios and seminars at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia GSAPP, and Barnard College. Her teaching focuses on the role of representation in architecture as a technological, cultural, and historical instrument, and explores new possibilities for representation in contemporary practice. 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 New Orleans and Chicago-based architecture and design collaborative, Norman Kelley, with Thomas Kelley. The practice’s professional and theoretical work, which includes building additions, interior renovations, site-specific drawings and furniture, re-examines architecture’s relationship to perception through deceptive optics. Norman Kelley’s work has been published in Cultured, Domus, Dezeen, and Metropolis and exhibited at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial (2014), the 1st and 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennials (2015, 2017), and the Whitney Biennial (2019). The practice was a recipient of the Architecture League of New York Young Architect’s Prize (2014), and the United States Artists Fellowship (2018). The practice’s design work, which includes a collection of early American furniture, is currently represented by Volume Gallery.