Marketing and Outreach Lead

Nora Catlin

Nora Catlin has been a key part of the Canopy team since 2018, growing from Studio Manager to Director of Operations and Marketing, to more recently serving as Marketing and Outreach Lead for the firm. Throughout her tenure at Canopy, Nora has taken on various responsibilities, most notably managing the publication process for our Between the Leaves book series, curating exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Center’s Housing for a Changing Nation, while continuing to help direct the firm’s overall marketing and outreach efforts.  

Nora is drawn towards architecture as a framework for embodiment and connection with others, oneself, and our environment. She shares Canopy’s belief that design has the power to transform people and build strong communities; and that everyone deserves the dignity of a place to call home.  

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College with a double major in environmental studies and religion. She has also earned a certification in graphic design from CalArts, a certification for editing from the Poynter Institute, and completed the School of Visual Art’s Design Research, Writing, and Criticism Intensive. She continues to explore curiosities within the realm of architecture and design in her own creative writing practice.

Outside of work, Nora likes reading in the sun, hiking in the driftless region of Wisconsin, and dancing.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College

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Favorite book?

This changes often, but the last good book I read (and loved) was The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch.

What is the best trip you've taken?

Took the Empire Builder train out to Glacier National Park to backpack and camp. So beautiful!

What is a hobby you spend a lot of time on outside of work?

I spend a good amount of time writing, which I share occasionally on Substack. Overall a big fan of  leisure – reading, swimming, or looking at clouds.

What was your best Halloween costume?

Leaf bag, age 8.

Favorite season?

Definitely summer.

What do you listen to while working on deadline?

I usually play NTS radio while I’m working, or just go silent mode.

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