Ashley Prince has a strong background in architectural history and theory, particularly in regards to sacred architecture, which she gained through opportunities as a teaching assistant and elective coursework. Ms. Prince has had the pleasure of knowing and working with some of the most intelligent people in the field of architecture. She believes the best way, other than through personal experience, to become a better architectural designer and theorist is to absorb what the best academics and professionals have said about architectural design and theory and to do the best to absorb their pedagogies and methods of elucidation.
Ms. Prince has the natural gifts of visual creativity, problem solving, and organization; all of these talents were nurtured and enhanced by her architectural education. Through her education, she gained a great proficiency with Microsoft, Adobe, and Autodesk programs which allows her to create any digital or print media needed. Through the self-teaching of many software programs, Ms. Prince has gained the necessary tools to learn and master any software program quickly. Additionally, the loose formatting of an architectural education has prepared her extensively to handle competing projects and to organize her time and projects hierarchical in order to time manage expectations and deliverables. Ms. Prince is disciplined, detailed-oriented, and creative.
Ms. Prince attended both Mississippi State University and The Catholic University of America. While at CUA, Ms. Prince had the pleasure of working on the design-build project, Memorial to the Ancestors, for which she and the rest of the team, under the leadership of Travis Price, were awarded an AIA Award. Ms. Prince recently finished her Master’s thesis, To Know Our Dead: An Architectural Proposal for a New Socialization of Death, Burial, and Mourning for the Modern American Catholic Church, for which she received a commendation from the Dean of the School of Architecture.
The Catholic University of America, Teaching Assistant
Belinda Stewart Architects, P.A., Intern Architect
Mississippi State University, Teaching Assistant
The Catholic University of America, Masters, Architecture - Sacred Space
Activities and Societies: Artist in Residence, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal, July-August 2011; AIA Award of Excellence in Architecture, Megar Memorial to the Ancestors, 2011; Transcending Architecture: Aesthetics and Ethics of the Numinous 2011 Interdisciplinary Symposium Coordination Team; Environmental Design and Research Association 42nd Conference Speaker: Seeking-out Sacredness, May 2011, Chicago
Mississippi State University, BArch, Architecture
Activities and Societies: Dean's Scholar Spring 2005, Summer 2006, Fall 2008, Spring 2009; NOMAS Symposium Moderator 2008, 2009; Vicenza Art Exhibition 2009; 2009 Pella Contest Honorable Mention; Theta Tau, co-ed professional engineering fraternity December 2004 - May 2009; Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization January 2006 - May 2009; American Institute of Architecture Students August 2007 - May 2009; Vicenza, Italy Study Abroad May-June 2008
Dean's Commendation, Award
On the recommendation of my thesis committee, I received a commendation for excellent thesis work for the Dean of the School of Architecture at the Catholic University.
Award for Excellence in Architecture, Award
American Institute of Architects Award for the Spirit of Place project the Memorial to the Ancestors.