Ashley joins the firm as an interior designer following an extended stint working for the oldest firm in New Orleans. There she discovered a glimpse into the deep architectural history that exists in the city and worked in a variety of markets, from healthcare to mixed-use and hospitality projects, with her most notable work on Richard Branson’s soon to open International “Virgin Hotel.”
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Ashley became passionate about design and architecture at a young age. Raised on a farm, she was inspired to design spaces with intention and integrity—creating human and environmental wellbeing—and frequent trips to urban cities like Minneapolis, Chicago and a semester spent abroad in Italy piqued her interest in commercial design.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a minor in business, graduating at the top of her class. She is a firm proponent of sustainable design in her work, positing its inclusion not as a choice, but a responsibility to the planet—design employed as a power to give voice to the landscape we coexist with.