Ashley Marsh, RA
Senior Director, Business Development
Boston, MA, USA
A licensed architect, Ashley has spent her career translating the spatial implications of organizations undergoing change, having worked with a full spectrum of education, technology, creative and nonprofit organizations in both design and strategy capacities. Her work has influenced furniture designers in Germany, youth in rural Idaho, major global technology companies, and emerging talent at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, where she has lectured.
Ashley joined MASS in 2018, driven by a desire to address the spatial implications of our rewired culture of life, learning, and play. For helping a public school in Oakland, California win a $10 million XQ Super School prize, Ashley was named ‘40 under 40’ by the San Francisco Business Times. Her research has received funding from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and been included in the conference proceedings for the Environmental Design Research Association, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference. Ashley was part of the team that wrote The Third Teacher –one of Fast Company’s best design books of 2010. She is the founder of a social impact studio at Cannon Design called Open Hand Studio, and is a past recipient of the Design Futures Council Emerging Leader award.