'Ecology' and ‘economy’ originate from the Greek OIKOS, signifying hearth, household, place to live, and ritual center.  At the intersection between ‘ecology’ and ‘economy’ are our homes, neighborhoods, cities, civilization and planet.  We believe that developing communities that foster both human dignity and respect for the earth is the eternal struggle of humankind.

 
 
  Ashley Gange    Ashley has worked across multiple fields within architecture, interior design, animation, public art, automotive design and sculpture.  The diversity of these experiences informs her approach to design. Her most recent architectural work includes construction of Women’s Opportunity Centers in Rwanda and Kosovo, design of a 4 tier educational campus in rural Rwanda (pledged as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative), and project management for commercial and retail spaces from design through construction with Sharon Davis Design, an award-winning socially-minded design firm in New York City.  She is devoted to resource preservation and careful consumerism and is committed to community development through design.        education/credentials   Columbia University, Master of Architecture California College of the Arts, BFA in Sculpture 

Ashley Gange

Ashley has worked across multiple fields within architecture, interior design, animation, public art, automotive design and sculpture.  The diversity of these experiences informs her approach to design. Her most recent architectural work includes construction of Women’s Opportunity Centers in Rwanda and Kosovo, design of a 4 tier educational campus in rural Rwanda (pledged as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative), and project management for commercial and retail spaces from design through construction with Sharon Davis Design, an award-winning socially-minded design firm in New York City.  She is devoted to resource preservation and careful consumerism and is committed to community development through design.  

 

education/credentials

Columbia University, Master of Architecture
California College of the Arts, BFA in Sculpture 

  Ann Siris Coombs   Annie is a multifaceted designer, researcher and strategist. Her recent design experience encompasses a diverse range of cultural, educational and residential work including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts expansion and redesign, Culture Shed at Hudson Yards and Eskenazi Health's CommonGround Pavilion with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a world renowned interdisciplinary design studio. Annie is passionate about women's empowerment and Native American affairs. She is Co-Founder of  Post-Reservation , an ongoing project which researches and visualizes housing, infrastructure and economy on the Lakota-Sioux reservations in South Dakota. In addition, her work was recently published in a book for the 1st Congress of Architecture & Gender Research.     education/credentials  Registered Architect, New York State Columbia University, Master of Architecture Wesleyan University, BA in Women's Studies

Ann Siris Coombs

Annie is a multifaceted designer, researcher and strategist. Her recent design experience encompasses a diverse range of cultural, educational and residential work including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts expansion and redesign, Culture Shed at Hudson Yards and Eskenazi Health's CommonGround Pavilion with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a world renowned interdisciplinary design studio. Annie is passionate about women's empowerment and Native American affairs. She is Co-Founder of Post-Reservation, an ongoing project which researches and visualizes housing, infrastructure and economy on the Lakota-Sioux reservations in South Dakota. In addition, her work was recently published in a book for the 1st Congress of Architecture & Gender Research.

 

education/credentials

Registered Architect, New York State
Columbia University, Master of Architecture
Wesleyan University, BA in Women's Studies

 
 
 
  Zoe Malliaros   Zoe is interested in the intersections of design with psychology, public health, sustainability and social empowerment. Her design philosophy is rooted in the belief that space has the power to affect lives, especially those of children. Her recent work has been in consulting and owner’s representative services for NYC non-profit organizations. She has worked at the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University’s Earth Institute on initiatives to provide new approaches to national food systems and is Co-Founder of Post-Reservation, an ongoing project which researches and visualizes housing, infrastructure and economy on the Lakota-Sioux reservations in South Dakota. Zoe is committed to helping organizations and communities best utilize and expand their social and natural resources.      education/credentials   Columbia University, Master of Architecture  Harvard University, BA in Psychology 

Zoe Malliaros

Zoe is interested in the intersections of design with psychology, public health, sustainability and social empowerment. Her design philosophy is rooted in the belief that space has the power to affect lives, especially those of children. Her recent work has been in consulting and owner’s representative services for NYC non-profit organizations. She has worked at the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University’s Earth Institute on initiatives to provide new approaches to national food systems and is Co-Founder of Post-Reservation, an ongoing project which researches and visualizes housing, infrastructure and economy on the Lakota-Sioux reservations in South Dakota. Zoe is committed to helping organizations and communities best utilize and expand their social and natural resources. 
 

education/credentials

Columbia University, Master of Architecture
Harvard University, BA in Psychology