March 2017 / Nominated by her colleagues, Ashley is recognized as '40 under 40' by the San Francisco Business TImes.
February 2017 / Ashley launched a second co-curricular event with Minerva Schools on prototyping for the people!
September 2016 / A chance to rethink high school in her backyard, Oakland. Pro bono work Ashley ran in 2016 helped her XQ Super School team's submission win the $10 million dollar prize. Check out the official site.
Spring and Summer 2016 / Ashley co-facilitated and organized the Learning Ecologies Roundtables. Read the findings, published following curated dialogues on the experiential learning trend and what it means for educational institutions and cities.
September 2015 - March 2017 / Part of a multi-year research grant conducted in partnership with Gensler and Silicon Schools Fund, Ashley prototyped responses to new, learner-centric education models. Early insights from the study.
2015 / The Theatre School at DePaul University, a project Ashley helped realize, wins a 2015 AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award.
Spring 2015 / In collaboration with Emily Ma and Meg Lee Weir, Ashley co-taught a pop-up intensive to graduate students at Stanford's d.school on Activating Potential in Urban Space.
2013 / The School of the Art Institute of Chicago publishes its first Master Plan in the school's 150 year history. Work was co-led by Ashley and aimed to reveal a campus which was a collection of hidden islands borne of happenstance and circumstance.
2012 / Work co-founding and co-directing Open Hand Studio garnered Ashley a Design Futures Council Emerging Leader award and positioned her as an inaugural member of the Public Interest Design 100.
2012 / Ashley's work with the Archeworks New Practice program earns a coveted Graham Foundation Grant.
2010 / Fast Company honored The Third Teacher, written while Ashley was in the Chicago studio of CannonDesign, as one of their best design books of the year.