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Ashley August

Rue August Critchfield

Ashley leads the San Francisco office, based in the Mission District and is a Lecturer in Architecture at University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture I from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has experience working in firms including The Los Angeles Design Group (LADG), AS_IS, and Atelier Bow-Wow. She has taught courses at Harvard including Core Prep, Design Discovery, Digital Sketching, and Digital Media.

Rue leads the Tokyo office, based in Shinjuku. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He has four years of experience working for Kengo Kuma and Associates where he was a project manager. Prior to studying architecture Rue has a decade of experience working between Japan and the United States as the manager of the clothing store Cotton Sheep in San Francisco, California.

Our Office

Nanka is an interior design practice formed in 2020. We work from Tokyo and San Francisco and pursue projects internationally.

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