Ashley Simone

Lecturer in Architecture


  • Architecture
  • School of Architecture


Ashley Simone (M.Arch) is a writer, editor, curator and educator based in New York City, New York. She is the founding director of EDITRIX, an editorial and curatorial consultancy focusing on the intersection of architecture, art and culture. 

Her writing has appeared in numerous books and journals published by Actar, BOMB Magazine, Lars Müller Publishers, Oro Editions, and Thames and Hudson. Among other volumes on architecture and urbanism, she is the editor of A Genealogy of Modern Architecture (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2015) and The Other Modern Movement (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021) by Kenneth Frampton, Absurd Thinking Between Art and Design by Allan Wexler (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2017), Two Journeys by Michael Webb (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2018), Frank Gehry Catalogue Raisonné, Volume One, 1954-1978 by Jean-Louis Cohen (Paris: Cahiers d’Art, 2020) and Occupation : Boundary, art, architecture and culture at the water, by Cathy Simon with Carrie Eastman (Oro Editions, 2021). She is also co-editor of In Search of African American Space (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2020).

Before founding EDITRIX she worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects and managed construction projects with Ryan Associates. The Drawing Center in Soho, designed by WXY Architecture and Urban Design, is the last build project she helped to realize. Others include high-end residences in Manhattan and the BURST House *008, designed by Douglas Gauthier and Jeremy Edmiston for the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

She is an associate professor at Pratt Institute School of Architecture and a lecturer for CAPLA at the University of Arizona. Her teaching focuses on writing, representation and design in architecture. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the College of William and Mary.