Today, we're shining the spotlight on Ashley Jacobson who is the director of operations for our three brands: System 7, Wolfers Lighting, and The Boston Shade Company.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? Where did you go to school and what did you study?
Ashley: I was raised in New Hampshire, and I attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston for architectural design.
What drew you to study architecture? How does architecture relate to technology design?
Ashley: My family is very hands on when it comes to the built environment, so I have always had an appreciation for how things were constructed. Still, I never expected it to lead me here. But I’m glad it did.
Integrating technology control systems into a new home requires planning at the earliest stages of home design, so we start with the architectural drawings. Knowledge of building and architecture is essential if you want to design a system that is simple and beautiful. Placement of lighting, shades, technology components, and the modules that control them needs to be done in the most unobtrusive way in order to complement and enhance the home's design.