Ashley Bigham is the 2015-2016 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan Taubman College. A designer and writer, her current research explores the physical artifacts of global networks in everyday environs. Her work investigates how historical defense typologies and sophisticated surveillance technologies have migrated from the fortress and battlefield to the office tower and shopping mall. Prior to her appointment at Taubman College, Ashley was a Fulbright Fellow in Lviv, Ukraine, researching and teaching at the Center of Urban History of East Central Europe. Her course at the Center considered the castles and fortresses of Western Ukraine as forces of globalization in defense architecture.
As an architectural designer, Ashley has practiced most recently at MOS Architects and Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, where she graduated with the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal for best graduating project and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. Her work has appeared in architectural publications including Mark Magazine and CLOG.
In addition to her design work, Ashley is the writer and creator of the micro-blog Architecture Ryan Gosling.