Thomas Kelley (b. 1984) was raised in Canberra, Berlin, Warsaw, Tegucigalpa, Oxford, Lima, and Washington D.C. Previously, Thomas has worked for the architecture practices of Brasil Arquitetura Studio in São Paulo, Asymptote Architecture in New York, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago.
Thomas is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Reyner Banham Fellowship from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and the 2013-2014 James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture. In addition, Thomas is a partner in the architecture and design collaborative Norman Kelley.
Most recently, the practice was awarded the 2014 Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects and Designers. Their drawings are currently on exhibit at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale and published in Log 31: New Ancients.