Afshin Ashari is an intern landscape architect with four years of experience. Taking advantage of his interdisciplinary background in landscape architecture, architecture, and computer science, he focused his studies on geometry as it applies to landscape architecture—in particular, the inherent geometries that underlie landscape, public space, and the flow of people. He is interested in process-based design and its potential applications for landscape architecture, and the methods of design and representation that stem from parametric and computational thinking—the relationship between input, output, and algorithm. He has a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, and lectures at the University of Guelph on topics of modelling and parametric design.
Prior to working at Brook McIlroy, he was engaged in a range of architectural and landscape architectural projects, including “The Pause”, a pavilion which won the Highly Commended Award in the 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin. The pavilion uses brick, mirror, metal, and light to create an atmosphere of heightened senses. His student work “The Power of Paths” was published on the World Landscape Architecture website.