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.
Hester Street Collaborative and the Center for Urban Pedagogy are hosting this exciting event on 9/1 at the BMW Guggenheim Lab.
In a fascinating review of the newly released The Chawls of Mumbai: Gallery of Life edited by Neera Adarkar, MIT doctoral student, Shekhar Krishnan asks “Can built forms have their own subjectivity?” If anyone happens to find the book, it sounds like a worthwhile read. photo from flickr user Abhinav Saxena
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, founding partners of the Pritzker Prize winning firm SANAA, will lecture at The Art Institute of Chicago on June 29.
Ada Louise Huxtable posts today in the Wall Street Journal a fascinating article spurred by a viral YouTube video on the Sendai Mediatheque showcasing its earthquake resiliency. Structural system diagram from WSJ by Toyo Ito and Associates
Cannon Design Chicago has hosted film screenings on the first Friday of the month at lunch resting only for a summer vacation break, for the last few years. This year –excitingly — the first ever Architecture and Design Film Festival is coming to Chicago this weekend, May 5-9 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. In lieu of [...]
This weekend marks a significant moment for Chicago to share it’s design legacy with cities across the country as the National Mayors’ Summit on City Design is being hosted here, April 27-29. “Mayors will join the nation’s foremost experts from the design and development disciplines that work together to design livable cities. These Summit participants [...]
This spring, Public Architecture launched the Design for Reuse Primer, a free e-book launched with the support of the USGBC profiling 15 materials reuse projects from North America. Public Architecture’s research team was supported by organizations such as California Integrated Waste Management Board, Material Reuse, San Francisco Department of the Environment, StopWaste.Org, and U.S. Environmental Protection [...]
Throwback to 2008: I was reminded recently, of one of my favorite infographics: The Complex History of Sustainability. A timeline of trends, authors, projects and fiction made by Amir Djalali, with Piet Vollaard, this infographic was published in Volume Magazine’s Issue #18, After Zero. The introduction to the issue, by Arjen Oosterman, is particularly work [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
Really, its nice information, I read this whole and carefully. This covers ...
Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...