SAMUEL (SAM) BRIGGS ASHFORD (1932-2021)
Ashford was born in Scotland Neck NC and was a pilot in the US Air Force. He completed his primary flying training for the Air Force at Marana Air Force Base, now Pinal Air Park. He graduated from the NCSU School of Design in 1964 and worked for Carter Williams, DMJM in Washington DC, and then in partnership with Truman Newberry. Newberry left in 1978, and Ashford continued in practice as Ashford Architecture. An active sculptor and photographer, he owned a gallery in Arlington Heights IL and eventually moved to Cincinnati OH.
1972 - The Capital Towers, 4808 Six Forks Road, Raleigh NC. An affordable income housing project for the elderly. Tower One was completed in 1972; Tower 2 in 1993. As of 2021, under renovation by Clancy and Theys general contractors.
1975 - The Sam Ashford Residence, 3359 Alleghany Drive, Raleigh NC. Sold in 1991 to Marvin and Carol Schiller, later the Carol Schiller Trust. Sold to Allure Homes. Destroyed in 2014. Top photo by Carol Beaver, rest by Leilani Carter.
2002 - The Thomas A. and Barbara Dumit Renovation, 2268 Mariner Beach Drive, Oak Harbor WA. Original house was built in 1995.
Sources include: Sam Ashford.