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.
A short summary of places to connect in Chicago, written a few years back in Proximity Magazine.
This weekend, 350+ individuals will converge in Chicago for the Eleventh Annual Structures for Inclusion conference. This conference will be held in the Midwest for the first time, and is hosted by the School of the Art Institute. Open Hand Studio is sending 9 individuals to the conference. We’re especially interested in hearing Saturday afternoon’s [...]
We’re excited to see our friends with Public Architecture in Chicago next month! Chicago, March 1, 6-9pm Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place Reception and Panel discussion, RSVP email@example.com
Here in Chicago, as relative newcomers to Cannon Design, we’ve been really excited to see the numerous ways other Cannon Design offices are supporting their local communities. The blog has been a phenomenal way to chronicle these and we are looking forward to the great stories in 2011! Currently we are working to compile the [...]
On March 25-27 2011, Chicago will be host to the 11th annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI) conference. Cannon Design’s Open Hand Studio is excited to be playing an integral role in the planning process through support of the jury for the associated SEED competition and through established partnerships and events during the conference. In 2000, [...]
Surely, you have your favorite Weekly Announcements memory. You were likely either perplexed or inspired when John Syvertsen tried to link the books The Gathering Storm, American Creation and Team of Rivals into a conversation about challenges and achieving greatness. Another favorite could be the discussion on Hamlin Garland arriving in Chicago by train. Or [...]
This past week saw the opening of the Venice Biennale, and at the U.S. Pavilion (themed “Workshopping, An American Model of Architectural Practice), the showcase of a fantastic Chicago project, the Mobile Food Collective (MFC). A product of Archeworks, an alternative design school in Chicago, the Mobile Food Collective is a fleet of mobile structures [...]
Back row left to right: Adam Godlweski, “Pepe” Perez-Griffo, Chris Sbarbaro; Front row left to right: Kim Warnken, Susan Barr, Brennan Reddin, Ana Puyol, Ashley Marsh It was a hot summer, literally and figuratively, for Cannon Design on the sand volleyball courts at North Avenue Beach in Chicago this season. Solid serving by Kim Warnken [...]
Occasionally, the Chicago office hosts discussions linking our practice to the context of the society that surrounds us. This past spring, we found ourselves exploring The Aughts: The Past Decade in Design. Two presenters, Natasza Naczas and Randy Guillot, remarkably came to similar conclusions. Creating a phenomenal graphic (above, click image for higer res) exploring The [...]
Over the past few months, Engage has begun a Google Wave to share information on happenings in offices across Cannon Design. I’d like to invite others to join our Wave and share what’s happening in your city. If you’re interested in joining the Wave, email me, or comment on this post with your Google Wave [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
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Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
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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...