Kelly Hutzell-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Kelly Hutzell

AIA, Associate Teaching Professor


Kelly Hutzell is an Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been teaching at Carnegie Mellon since 2005, when she was awarded the inaugural Lucian and Rita Caste Chair in Architecture and Urban Design. She holds joint appointments between the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Doha, Qatar campuses.

Her writing, research and practice focus on sustainable urbanism, rapidly developing cities, and the intersection of urban design, information design and interactive design. Recent research publications include articles for Architectural Design (AD), ArchitectureBoston, UCL’s Urban Pamphleteer, and Volume #23 ‐ Al Manakh: Gulf Continued as well as the development of web‐based architectural guidebooks for the cities of Pittsburgh ( and Doha (

Kelly is a licensed architect and urban designer at over,under, a Boston-based multi-disciplinary design firm. She has provided urban design expertise on projects such as the Design Zone in Qatar, architectural design controls for Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, a competition proposal for Helsinki’s South Harbor, and the Museo Maya de America in Guatemala. Her work with the firm was recently awarded with an Honors Award from the Boston Society of Architects, and is featured in Architectural Record, ArchitectureBoston, and 2A Architecture & Art, and among others.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, where she received the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize and the William Kinne Fellows Prize. She has most recently served as a guest critic at Columbia University, American University in Sharjah, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and The University of Michigan.

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