Ashley joined Hutchinson & Partners in June 2020 having worked at Associated Architects in Birmingham, both as a Part I and Part II Architectural Assistant. Working on a variety of projects, he has gained experience in education, commercial and residential sectors.
In 2018, Ashley graduated with a Distinction in his Masters from the University of Sheffield. His thesis design project, sited in the post-industrial town of Rotherham, proposed a new architecture for young and elderly care in response to social issues relating to the UK’s ageing population. His fifth-year project proposed a public piece of infrastructure, consisting of an algae biofuel farm, which utilised waste heat from Sheffield Forgemasters steelworks.
Ashley’s dissertation analysed the growing financial pressures of becoming an architect today. His research proposed future models for architectural education which were informed by an in-depth appraisal of existing and emerging models. He continues to further his interests in the reconciliation of education and practice, and has returned as a guest tutor at the University of Sheffield.
Ashley also holds a teaching position as an Architectural Educator at the University of Gloucestershire.