Projections: Recent Works by Young & Ayata and Norman Kelley
March 27 - April 14
Curated by Michael Young, Kutan Ayata, Carrie Norman, and Thomas Kelley
Last year, four Princeton SoA alumni won the 2014 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Using a varied set of projections, from forecasting to image-making, the exhibition showcases the recent work of the two firms: Young & Ayata and Norman Kelley.
Founded in 2008, Young & Ayata is a New York–based architectural design studio founded by Michael Young and Kutan Ayata. Young & Ayata view the tensions, overlaps, and frictions created through multiple mediations as the conditions for an aesthetic of estranged realism in architecture. Michael Young earned a Post-Professional MArch from Princeton University and a BArch from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a registered architect in the state of New York, and is an assistant professor at the Cooper Union and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. Kutan Ayata received a BFA in architecture from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MArch from Princeton University. He is a registered architect in the Chamber of Architects in Turkey, and is currently a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct assistant professor at Pratt Institute.
Norman Kelley is the architecture and design collaborative of Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley, based in New York and Chicago. The firm’s work is informed by optics, error, and analog drawing media. Represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago, the work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in Log 31 and the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Thomas Kelley received his MArch from Princeton University (’09) and a BArch from the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of the Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship from SUNY Buffalo and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. Kelley is currently a clinical assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Carrie Norman received her MArch from Princeton University (’10) and a BArch from the University of Virginia. Norman is a licensed architect and a member of the Architecture League of New York’s Young Architects and Designers Committee. She is currently a senior design associate with SHoP Architects in New York.