Mr Ashley Clayton

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 255 1551



Personal profile

Ashley is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Architecture, Technology and Environments at The Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University. Having previously worked for Thomas Heatherwick Studio in London, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Bath, Ashley has worked on significant contemporary buildings in major cities here in the UK and worldwide.

In recent years, as ATE Lead, Ashley has helped the School of Architecture to develop its pedagogic approach to integrated technology and how the new curriculum teaches students about climate literacy, across BA and MA courses. Ashley is module lead for the MA Live Build, research led, practical skills module, focused on thinking through making, that gives students the opportunity to design, prototype, and build at 1:1 on a site off-campus, working in collaboration with The National Forest.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Architecture 

Research interests/expertise

  • Heritage Building Crafts
  • Climate Literacy
  • Circular Economy
  • Regenerative Design

Areas of teaching

Architecture Technology and Environments (ATE)


  • BA(hons)
  • BArch
  • PGCert ARB

Courses taught

BA and MA Architecture Courses

Professional licences and certificates



  • MA Live Build
  • Edu2030

Conference attendance

TECHNICA Convention 2023

Consultancy work