Outpost Office is an architectural practice seeking new public audiences through experimental creative production ranging from the serious to the absurd, often simultaneously. It is co-directed by Ashley Bigham and Erik Herrmann.
Ashley Bigham is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Previously, she was the 2015-2016 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Prior to her appointment at Taubman College, Ashley was a Fulbright Fellow in Lviv, Ukraine, researching and teaching at the Center of Urban History of East Central Europe. Her work at the Center of Urban History considered the castles and fortresses of Western Ukraine as forces of globalization in defense architecture. As an architectural designer, Ashley has practiced at MOS Architects and Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, where she graduated with the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal for best graduating project and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. Her work has appeared in architectural publications including Mark Magazine and CLOG.
Erik Herrmann is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Previously, Erik was the 2016-2017 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and 2014/2015 Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation researcher at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. In the summer of 2019 he was named a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony. Professionally, Erik has practiced with Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT and Trahan Architects in Louisiana. Erik holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design (2007) and Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture where he was awarded the Carroll L.V. Meeks Memorial Scholarship in recognition of outstanding performance in History. His work has been exhibited, among other venues, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, The Yale School of Architecture, The Princeton University School of Architecture, The Cooper Union and the A+D Museum in Los Angeles.