Ashley Mayes is an RIBA Architectural Assistant at Associated Architects and MArch Architecture graduate of the Sheffield School of Architecture.
During my final year of study I was part of Studio: Intergenerational Architecture tutored by Satwinder Samra. My thesis design project, sited in Rotherham, proposed a new architecture for young and elderly care in response to issues relating to the UK’s ageing population. My dissertation ‘Architectural Education: Is it worth it?’ analysed the current financial pressures of becoming an architect today, and proposed future models for architectural education.
Since 2015, I have been part of a talented team at Associated Architects working on projects of a variety of scales and across a range of sectors. I enjoy furthering my interests in art, design and photography, taking inspiration from my travels and everyday encounters. Aside from dreaming and making, I am an avid runner, cyclist and explorer of the outdoors.
I have been featured in and commentated for the Guardian, Architects’ Journal, Architectural Review, ArchDaily and the BBC.