Ashley Simone is a New York City-based editor, writer, photographer, and educator. Her practice investigates the intersection of architecture, art, and culture, and draws on her training as an architect at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her photography, which explores the built environment, has been exhibited in New York and London and featured in journals and magazines that include Architectural Design and Interior Design. She is the editor of A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2015), Absurd Thinking Between Art and Design by Allan Wexler (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2017), Two Journeys by Michael Webb (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2018), and Frank Gehry Catalogue Raisonné, Volume One, 1954-1978 by Jean-Louis Cohen (Paris: Cahiers d’Art, 2019).
Before pursuing independent, cultural practice, she worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects, and spent six years working in construction management. The Drawing Center in Soho, designed by WXY Architecture and Urban Design, is the last build project she helped to realize.
Ashley teaches courses in drawing and writing for the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She also teaches online architectural history and courses on visual culture for the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture at The University of Arizona, Tucson.