Ashirai joined Design Engine in April 2022 having graduated with a Masters of Architecture at the Architectural Association (Part 2). Having previously worked at Fletcher Priest Architects and Mace Group, he has experience which ranges from schools for the ESFA, MOD projects, high-rise buildings to exhibition spaces.
At his time at the AA, Ashirai explored creating a ruralisation strategy of domestic living for his native Zimbabwe. As well as investigating a deep adaptive evacuation strategy in the east of Zimbabwe and western Mozambique in the advent of cyclones/ catastrophes. He is also very passionate about preserving Southern African Vernacular architecture, culture and indigenous technologies in an area filled with a plethora of vibrant cultural groups.
Ashirai looks forward to working towards his Part 3.