Architectural Digest: Daniel Libeskind’s Skyscraper Will Be The First In This Historical French City

France’s fourth largest city is finally set to grow vertically. Toulouse, a city founded in southwest section of the country around the 2nd century B.C., will soon have its first-ever skyscraper. And it will be designed by none other than world-renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind.

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Michael Ashley

Michael Ashley is the team lead on many of the Studio’s projects ranging from cultural, residential to commercial. He was a key member of the design team on the Zhang Zhidong and Modern Industrial Museum, opening in 2017; the CityLife tower, currently under construction; and two mixed use projects in France, The Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and Paragon in Nice.

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. Michael is a registered architect in the State of New York.