ASHLEE HORSLEY

Parkhill

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the people I serve. I strive for a deep intimate knowledge of them and their needs before I put pencil to paper. I'm inspired by educators that pour so much into their students and I want their spaces to reflect this passion.

ASHLEE HORSLEY

Bio:

Ashlee Horsley, AIA, Texas Tech University graduate in Lubbock, TX, is a firm Associate and among 11 registered female architects at Parkhill, a company of 465 employees firmwide. Specializing in K-12, she has been instrumental in the visioning, planning, detailing and execution of over 75 projects in her 15-year tenure at Parkhill. She has been awarded Top 20 under 40 in Lubbock, awarded for Building Community and Innovation, and currently serves as the President Elect for Lubbock AIA.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I have always loved to draw forms, shapes and details. As a high school junior I decided to take a drafting class and fell in love with architecture. As one of the only females it has become important to me that I leave a mark on the profession.

What do you do?

I build communities. Not only in the physical sense, but by creating spaces and environments where people can succeed and be engaged community members. Spaces and places impact who we are and what we become. Ultimately, I want to shape the future.

What excites you in the work you do?

I find excitement in seeing the spaces that I have visioned come to life and by watching kids learn and bloom in their new K-12 facilities. I have even spent time substitute teaching in my designed spaces to get a better feel for how they function.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the people I serve. I strive for a deep intimate knowledge of them and their needs before I put pencil to paper. I'm inspired by educators that pour so much into their students and I want their spaces to reflect this passion.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Watching students’ eyes light up as they walk the hall in their new buildings is a rewarding achievement. I had the privilege of working on the school my own kids attend. Seeing how proud they were to be in a space their mom designed was an honor.

Featured Project Name: 

Lubbock-ISD Roy Roberts Elementary School Addition

Featured Project Location: 

Lubbock, TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 

August 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record

Featured Project Description:

This 10-classroom, 21st century design elementary school addition married beautifully to the existing traditional, double-loaded corridor school. Collaborative learning spaces serve 3rd-5th grade and a secure learning courtyard, daylighting, movable glass walls, and movable markerboard partitions create flexible learning environments that enrich learning throughout the entire school. "The flexibility of the space allowed us to properly social distance thru the pandemic" -Roy Roberts Principal

Photography Credit:

Bradley Tollefson