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Ashley Bigham

  • Assistant Professor, Architecture Section
286 Knowlton Hall

Ashley Bigham is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School and co-director of Outpost Office. She was the 2015-2016 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. In 2014, Bigham was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, Ukraine.

Bigham holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, where she was awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal for best graduating project. Her design work has been exhibited at the A+D Museum, the University of Michigan, Harvard University GSD, Yale School of Architecture, and Princeton School of Architecture. Her work has been featured in architectural publications including MetropolisMark MagazinePlaces JournalPLATSTUDIOPOOL, and CLOG. Prior to co-founding Outpost Office, Bigham practiced at MOS and Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT.

Recent Work

Primitive Ring

Primitive Ring is an amphitheater proposal for the campus of the Ragdale Foundation. The proposal is embedded with formal structures and motifs of the original Ragdale Ring, but rendered in a moment of collapse to offer performers and spectators an environment oscillating between the natural and unnatural, the permanent and the temporary and the formal and spontaneous. Inspired by the striking motif of arched thresholds in Howard Van Doren Shaw’s original design, Outpost Office’s Primitive Ring is composed of several large monolithic obelisks supporting a thin, incomplete lintel encircling the lawn and delineating a space for gathering and performance.