AAmp is an interdisciplinary design studio positioned at the intersection of architecture & media.
We focus on design at multiple scales to create unique experiences. These range from brand identity, to residential, commercial & cultural spaces.
We pride ourselves on an innovative and accessible approach to design: from initial concept to realization, we work closely with our clients to develop creative solutions tailored to their needs.
In short, we believe design is a cultural experience that is beautiful, democratic and fun — so, let’s do it!
AAmp Studio is a partnership between Anne-Marie Armstrong & Andrew Ashey. We are based in Toronto & Los Angeles.
Anne-Marie holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo. She is a registered architect in California and Ontario.
Anne-Marie has over 8 years of professional architectural experience. Prior to founding AAmp, Anne-Marie was a Designer at Gehry Partners, and a Project Architect at Marmol Radziner and Bestor Architecture.
At Gehry Partners, work included offices for a private foundation in Beverly Hills, and the design of public and amenity spaces in a residential tower in Manhattan. At Marmol Radziner, work included three ground up private residences in La Jolla, Los Angeles and Napa Valley. At Bestor Architecture, work included the design of three private residences and a retail showroom for Trina Turk in Los Angeles.
Anne-Marie attended Yale on a Fulbright Scholarship. She was awarded The H.I. Feldman Prize – a prize awarded each year to the student who demonstrates the best solution to an architectural problem in an advanced studio. She also received the Wendy Elizabeth Blanning Prize and a research fellowship from the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. She served as a teaching fellow at Yale College in the faculty of American Studies and at the Yale School of Architecture. She is a visiting critic at University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture.
Anne-Marie’s work and research has been published in Thresholds 36: Difference and in Wallpaper* Magazine. She is the assistant editor of Perspecta 42: The Real.
Andrew holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University, a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School, and a Bachelor of Science with Concentration in Architecture from Northeastern University.
Andrew has over 11 years of professional architectural experience. Prior to founding AAmp, Andrew was a Senior Designer at Rapt Studio in Los Angeles, and an Associate at Joel Sanders Architect (JSA) in New York.
At Rapt, work included the headquarters of The Honest Company, Fullscreen and Hudson Pacific Properties; a Flagship office for Fender Guitar in Hollywood; a cafe & exterior quad for Google; and, a six-building collaborative work campus in Marina del Rey. At JSA, work included a counseling center at New York University, a library annex at the University of Pennsylvania, engineering study lounges at Princeton University, a two-unit apartment conversion at the MoMA Museum Tower in New York, a fashion exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, among others. Prior to Yale, Andrew was an architectural designer at Handel Architects in New York where work included a 44-story residential high-rise by Christian de Portzamparc; and, at Utile, Inc. in Boston, focusing on residential architecture and urban planning.
At Yale, Andrew was awarded the Gertraud A. Wood Prize – a grant provided to one student each year in recognition for design excellence – for extended travel outside of the United States. He served as teaching fellow at Yale College for Introduction to Film, and as teaching fellow at the Yale School of Architecture for First Year Core Design Studio and the Housing Studio.
Andrew served as a part time faculty member at Parsons School of Design, teaching design seminars from 2011-2014.