Outpost Office is Ashley Bigham + Erik Herrmann.
Ashley Bigham is an architectural designer and Lecturer of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she was the 2015-2016 Walter B. Sanders Fellow. Prior to her appointment at Taubman College, Ashley was a Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe. As an architectural designer, Ashley has practiced at MOS and Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT. She is currently co-director of the architectural practice Outpost Office. Ashley holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, where she was awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal for best graduating project. Her work has been featured in Metropolis, Mark Magazine, STUDIO, POOL, and CLOG.
Erik Herrmann is an architectural designer and educator. He was the 2016-2017 Walter B. Sanders Fellow and a lecturer at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture where he was awarded the Carroll L.V. Meeks Memorial Scholarship in recognition of outstanding performance in History. Previously, Erik was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart as a 2014/2015 German Chancellor’s Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Erik’s ongoing research reconsiders contemporary themes and tendencies in the computational design field through the lens of prescient studies completed by a unique cluster of visionary philosophers, poets and computer technicians in the 1960s. Professionally, Erik has practiced with Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT and Trahan Architects in Louisiana. He is currently co-director of Outpost Office.
Matthew Shulman is an M.Arch. candidate at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He graduated from the University of Rochester in 2013 with a degree in Sustainable Urban Development and a minor in Chinese. Before starting graduate school, Matthew was a research assistant at The Trust for Public Land, the American Planning Association, and served in a business development role at Architizer.