Demographics in Boston's Downtown Crossing

Supernormal is an architecture, urban design, and research firm investigating the inevitable overlap of cultural and digital practice. We are focused on the design of space and processes that balance contextual and cultural relevance with the contemporary imperative to scale beyond a single instance, to reach more people and communities in our rapidly changing world. Our work holds research and analysis as a core value in design practice. Our clients span the public and private sectors and our work operates across scales of the built environment, from building to block to software.

We are making design more sensitive and repeatable to improve the quality of contemporary urban space for the cultures that define it.

Who we are

Elizabeth Christoforetti

Elizabeth Christoforetti

Contact: echristo [at] supernormal.io

Elizabeth Christoforetti is an architectural and urban designer. She received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she received the AIA Henry Adams Medal. Elizabeth also studied religion at Bowdoin College in Maine and fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Northeastern University, and has served as a researcher in the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab. Elizabeth grew up in Pittsburgh, Miami, and Michigan, and now lives in Cambridge with her family.

Nathan Fash

Nathan Fash

Contact: nfash [at] supernormal.io

Nathan Fash is a registered architect and a registered construction supervisor with over a decade of experience in academic, commercial, residential, and historical contexts.

He holds a Master in Architecture degree with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal. His background in fine arts led him to a hands-on, detail oriented, and process driven approach to design thinking and making.

Since the fall of 2015, he has been Assistant Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University, where he teaches courses on construction technology and graduate level design studios. He is a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in Italian, and has worked in Italy, Honduras, and Turkey.

Who we work with

Our clients and partners come from many sectors and stages of growth, including established companies and emerging start-ups, cities and public agencies, cultural nonprofits, real estate, and foundations. They are unified by a desire to be transformative through the use of space and design, and in the pursuit of previously unseen views onto the cultural context that defines our 21st century lives together.