Ashley Mayes is an Architectural Designer & Educator. Ashley graduated from the Sheffield School of Architecture with a Distinction in MArch Architecture in 2018. Ashley is currently an RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant working with Hutchinson & Partners and educator for University of Gloucestershire’s BA Architecture course.
During my final year of MArch 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. In practice, Ashley has gained experience in education, commercial and residential sectors.
I enjoy furthering my interests in art, design and photography, taking inspiration from my travels and everyday encounters. 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.