Ashley Schafer is a writer, designer, educator, and registered architect whose research lies at the intersection of contemporary architecture, urbanism, landscape, history, technology, and practice. She is co-founder and co-editor of PRAXIS, journal of writing + building, She has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Graham Foundation and the New York State Council for the Arts. In 2014, she was appointed co-commissioner and co-curator of the US Pavilion at the 14th International Venice Architecture Biennale. With Ana Miljacki and Eva Franch, she edited the OfficeUS Agenda (2014) and the OfficeUS Atlas (2015). Schafer is an associate professor of architecture at The Ohio State University, where she was head of architecture from 2005 to 2009. Previously, she has been an associate professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Design (2000-2005), a visiting associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an assistant professor at Tulane University.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in 1998.