Michael K Chen Architecture

Unfolding Apartment Photo: Alan Tansey

About the Firm

Principals: partners

Contact: eastcoast@normalprojects.com,

27 Park Place
Suite 221
New York, NY
T 212 732 0060

Services Offered


Furniture Design

Interior Design

Regions Served

New York City & Mid-Atlantic

San Francisco & Bay Area

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Michael K Chen Architects (formerly Normal Projects) is a multidisciplinary architecture and design practice with partners in New York and Los Angeles. Our work includes residential and commercial architectural design, branding and creative direction, furniture and product design, and exhibition and event design. Our design process is research-intensive and innovation-oriented. We thrive on developing the potential of the most difficult and challenging design problems. The work of the office has been featured in a number of publications and design blogs, including Dwell, The New York Times, Interior Design, Apartment Therapy, and of course, Remodelista. The work of the office has been exhibited internationally, most recently in the United States Pavilion of the 2013 Venice Biennale of Architecture.


Firm principal Michael Chen currently teaches design studios and seminars at Pratt Insitute in Brooklyn and has taught previously at UC Berkeley, Cornell, Columbia, and Parsons.