Norman Ainsworth Kline was born Friday, Oct. 14, 1927 in Corry, Pa. He attended various rural schools and graduated from Corry Senior High School in 1945. He then entered the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1945, in the V-5 Pilot Training Program. He would serve in the Navy until July of 1946. In 1952, Norm graduated from the University of Detroit, and then worked in the architectural office of Alden B. Dow in Midland for nine years. He moved to Petoskey and then to Traverse City, where he was a founding principal in the architectural firm Graheck, Bell, Kline and Brown (GBKB). He retired in 1993 after 28 years with the firm. In Traverse City, he was a member of the zoning board of appeals and the city planning commission for 12 years, serving as chairman for four years. As a registered architect, Norm served on various state boards including the AIA board in 1961, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in 1982.