A Cannon Designer taking on the world’s greatest challenges. A leader locally and nationally in public interest design. Instigator and co-founder of Open Hand Studio. Interested in grounding her work in a rich understanding of how it shapes the world around us: spatially, ecologically and socially. Her creative efforts focus on delivering sustainable urban change through socially just design. She lists among her motivators/instigators Jacek Utko, Jonathan Harris and Paula Scher. Ashley completed her Masters of Architecture with an emphasis on interdisciplinary urban issues at Washington University in St. Louis. You can find her most often working as an architect in Chicago.
Last week, I spent Friday attending the Design Like You Give a Damn: Live! conference run by Architecture for Humanity. This year’s event, hosted at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, shared stories surrounding the theme (an ever popular one) of resiliency. I attended open mic sessions highlighting successful projects and initiatives from across the globe as [...]
CHICAGO STUDIO reception featuring visionary concepts for the advancement of the Uptown Entertainment District. All civic leaders, industry leaders and supporting organizations are encouraged to participate in the discussion of the future of Uptown. COME SEE THE EVOLVING VISIONARY CONCEPTS FOR THE UPTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT CHICAGO STUDIO reception Monday November 12th 2012, 5:30-7:30pm Chicago Architecture [...]
This fall, Cannon Design’s Open Hand Studio was invited to join the first-ever Pro Bono Leaders Summit, which convened the vanguard of architecture and design firms creating industry change at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Our objective was to leave with a robust set of tasks to move the conversation surrounding socially impactful practice beyond its status quo. Open [...]
One week from today on Sept 13, Open Hand Studio is excited to be inviting the world to our new Chicago office. We are hosting one of our new office’s first partner events: the national debut for the Taproot Foundation’s latest book, Powered by Pro Bono. The event will include a cocktail reception and a [...]
Might be old news, but the results the Active Transportation Alliance’s 2012 Chicago Bike Commuter Challenge are out and the winners include some colleagues and clients. But… where’s Cannon Design? Hoping we can drum up support for the Chicago office to support a winning entry next year!
A year has passed since a group of Cannon Design colleagues gathered for the first Open Hand Studio Forum in Chicago. At the time, Open Hand Studio leaders from across Cannon Design shared an interest in engaging with worthy organizations in our local communities. Since that meeting, we’ve become better organized, more clear in our goals and more able [...]
Cannon Design Senior Principal John Syvertsen took part in a panel for the A Billion + Change initiative in Chicago on March 7. This growing national campaign seeks to mobilize billions of dollars in pro bono and skills-based volunteer services from corporate America by 2013. Recently, the campaign made a stop in Chicago, where John [...]
Cannon Design will be assisting the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a community event focused on its campus master plan tomorrow from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST. Students, faculty, staff and alumni have been invited to participate in this forum where the school will engage with peer artists and mentors [...]
“Mapping the Earth is a classic problem. There’s no right way to do this perfectly in a way that depicts the shape and size of the surface in a proper way.”
Some Chicago love from Luis Urculo in his latest work, Covers. Can you guess the other works? The video is pretty impressive too. “Covers is an investigation about architecture as a consumption object or souvenir and its relation with the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things. The work is a reconstruction and review of iconic [...]
Nina - 24 Feb 2014
How many speakers total were installed?
max - 02 Feb 2014
*faceplam* ugh... i hate it when arrogant New Yorkers go on and on about ho...
Sergey Alexeev - 01 Feb 2014
The task of modern architecture, just like thousands of years ago, remains ...
Aven - 06 Jan 2014
Woo, looking great, but I think the second view, it's not good to see a dar...
Syed Khundmir - 30 Dec 2013
Looks like a cool place to work for and develop as an engineer. The interns...