Michael Ashley


Michael Ashley, RA, is the team lead on many of the Studio’s projects ranging from cultural, and residential to commercial. He was a key member of the design team on the Zhang Zhidong Museum, which opened in 2018; the CityLife PWC tower; and two mixed-use projects in France; the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and Iconic in Nice; and the reimagined Tree of Life in Pittsburgh.

Previously, Michael gained experience at a number of multidisciplinary offices including LPAS (Sacramento) and Mark Dziewuski Architects (San Francisco) where he specialized in a variety of mixed-use and residential projects. In addition, Michael ran his own studio developing product and furniture design as well as architecture.

He received his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2006 and received a BArch from Andrews University in 1997. He has been a visiting critic at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Parsons New School of Design, and New York Institute of Technology. Michael speaks publicly about architecture and design, including the United Nations International School.