Born in Nepal and raised in Pennsylvania, Ashish recently moved to San Francisco. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, his views on architecture were also shaped by his travels and his interest in urban design.
The relationship between architecture and the connections it fosters between society, culture and history intrigues Ashish. More than a building for shelter, architecture acts as a catalyst for social interaction where people from different ethnicities, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds can come together as one. He also appreciates architecture’s power to carry a culture’s past into the present through active monuments. The dynamic between form and behavior, and between the collective and the individual drive his passion in the field.
Ashish’s past experience ranges from furniture design to small-scale buildings, to large-scale master planning. He has a passion for working on community based projects that have positive impacts within their immediate surroundings. Outside the office, Ashish loves cooking, photography, hiking, traveling, and pondering the meaning of life while listening to a podcast.
- What is your favorite city for architecture?
- I’ve always loved Chicago for the architectural range it provides. The city has a perfect balance of old and new with great walkable streets.
- Who is an architect or designer, living or dead, that you admire?
- Eero Saarinen and Oscar Niemeyer. They both mastered the use of concrete and creating forms considered not possible with that material.