Ashley Scott Kelly

Ashley Scott Kelly

Ashley Scott Kelly

My work focuses on scenario-building and filling knowledge gaps for environmental conservation and sustainable development, especially in regions that lack adequate knowledge or transparency in development information and spatial data. I apply landscape and architecture design methods to land change and landscape ecology, with wide expertise on the manipulation of geospatial data for the study, advocacy, design and delivery of projects in ecologically complex and contested landscapes. Recent works include design guidelines for tropical road infrastructure, corridor modelling for wildlife crossing design, and a Development and Conservation Awareness Map for southern Myanmar and Hong Kong. Key professional works range widely in scale, from new town planning to the winning entry for New York City’s 46,000-acre Gateway National Park. I offer studio and lecture courses on regional landscape planning, landscape media, and GIS and research-based seminars on environmental conservation, modernization and rural development in China, Myanmar, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. I have coordinated the thesis in landscape architecture at The University of Hong Kong for three years.

In these efforts, I've led students on international field research to the Western Amazon, Nepal, and rural Myanmar. Recent exhibits include work on the Western Amazon at the Buenos Aires Architecture Bienal and on climate change in the Pearl River Delta at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale. These works bridge important disciplinary and scalar gaps, connecting design, mathematics, geography and anthropology through tangible narratives and media that offer wide-reaching practical and pedagogical implications.

I have advanced fluency in data analysis, visualization and spatial modeling, including web development, databases and data-mining, and discipline-specific knowledge in geospatial and CAD automation and scripted graphics. This allow me to gather, query and manipulate diverse forms of data with specific research intentions.


Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge
Master in Architecture

University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor
BSc Architecture


University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, 2011 (current)

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge 2010

TEN Arquitectos, Enrique Norten, New York 2009

  • Rutgers Campus and Business School, New Jersey
  • BAM Arts Center and Residential Tower, Brooklyn

Gateway National Recreation Area, New York and New Jersey Harbor, 2007

HOK New York, New York, 2006 - 2008

  • Arverne East Mixed-use 47-acre Master Plan, The Rockaways, Queens
  • New York Penn Station (Moynihan) Redevelopment
  • US Congressional Master Plan, Washington DC
  • Jaipur Township 480 hectare Master Plan and environmental strategy, Rajasthan, India
  • Me Tri District Master Plan, Hanoi