We believe in making better spaces in which to live.  We care about the big picture and the small picture equally.  We are conscious of our obligation to reduce waste and our responsibility to create sustainable environments.  We are based in London with projects across the UK.

We enjoy shaping a project brief collaboratively, and believe there is never a single solution.  We listen carefully, explore widely and test rigorously to deliver a precise design response.  This method of working allows us to add value to projects of all scales.  

John Ashton founded Ashton Architecture in 2017 having held senior positions in award-winning practices pH+, Piercy&Co and Waind Gohil + Potter, where he delivered residential, leisure and commercial projects for both private and developer clients.

John studied at Sheffield University and The Bartlett School of Architecture.  His thesis project ‘Inhabiting Infrastructures’, a sustainable proposal for a post-oil Levittown, was published in both Blueprint Magazine and the Bartlett Book of Ideas, and was awarded a Dean’s List commendation in 2008.  John currently teaches at Oxford Brookes, and is a member of the RIBA international validation committee and RIBA East working group.