Introducing Ashley Munday
Recently appointed Principal Ashley Munday has more than 20 years’ experience in architecture and urban planning working in Australia, The Middle East, China, the UK and Europe and has a portfolio including a wide range of architectural and urbanism projects.
“Buildings and building design needs to display a wider consideration and responsibility to the city and landscape, while urban proposals should not rely on any singular architectural gesture for success”, says Ashley.
Ashley began his career working on sports and infrastructure projects in the UK before moving to Allies and Morrison where as director of urbanism led many high profile urban planning and architectural projects. He was responsible for the urban regeneration plans at Brent Cross Cricklwood, The New Heart of Doha in Qatar and the Strategic Plan for Perm in Russia as well as many housing, education and public building projects including the new mixed use towers for Elizabeth House at London’s Waterloo Station.
More recently Ashley he has worked on master planning and architectural projects in Europe, the Middle East, China, and Africa. These include the design of the Olympic Village for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the Progetto Flamino master plan in Rome, Italy, the New Guggenheim Museum competition in Helsinki, Finland, the Bukerere Kampala New Town master plan in Uganda, and a new stadium for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Ashley has been guest design critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and at the University of Cambridge School of Architecture as well as tutoring as part of the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. Ashley has also lectured and been guest critic at schools of Architecture in both China and India.
“I’m interested in the development and evolution of cities, as well as the role architecture plays in the quality of public realm, and I’m looking forward to working with the international HASSELL team to enhance these qualities in current and future projects,” he said.
Jamsil District Masterplan, South Korea - Atelier Ashley Munday
Zhuan Shan Business District, China - Atelier Ashley Munday
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