JOHN ASHTON - DIRECTOR
John 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. John is currently a Part 3 examiner and studies advisor at RIBA North-West, and a member of the RIBA International Validation Committee.
SHAUN HUDDLESTON - PROJECT ARCHITECT
Shaun brings a range of practice experience to Ashton Architecture having worked across the education, commercial and residential sectors at previous award-winning practices pH+ and Rivington Street Studio. He has worked on projects of various scales for a range of clients including universities, local authorities and private developers.
Shaun’s thoughtful approach to design developed at the University of Portsmouth where his undergraduate work was submitted for the RIBA President’s Bronze Medal and at the University of Westminster where he graduated with distinction. He cares about how great early stage design ideas can translate through to successful built projects.
ISOBEL CHAPMAN - ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT
Isobel joined Ashton Architecture in June 2019 having worked for a number of years at pH+, where she gained experience working on a number of residential and mixed-use schemes at a varying scale.
Isobel studied at The CASS for her Post Graduate degree, where she graduated with a distinction for her project work based in Kathmandu, Nepal, which focused on how architecture can respond to the specific social, physical and political context in which it is situated.