1x1 Design
221 Pickens Stret

Asheley Scott St. John


Asheley Scott St. John, AIA, LEED AP


Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Ms. St. John  is a graduate of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and attended Clemson University for her undergraduate studies, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Design in May 2002. While at Clemson, Ms. St. John was involved in numerous campus activities and studied abroad during the inaugural year of the Barcelona study abroad program through the School of Architecture.

Ms. St. John chose to attend The Georgia Institute of Technology to pursue her Masters of Architecture, graduating with that degree in May 2005. She participated in the school's "Modern Architecture and the Modern City" program in Europe during the summer of 2004.

After receiving her Masters Degree, she worked at firms in Atlanta and Columbia prior to starting 1x1 Design.

Ms. St. John became a registered architect in the state of South Carolina in December 2008, and is currently registered to practice in ten states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. She also became a LEED Accredited Professional in June 2009.

Throughout her career, Ms. St. John has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from small residential renovations to large mixed-use international developments . She has a passion for communicating with clients and working together to bring an intangible idea to paper and eventually to reality.

Outside of the office, Ms. St, John is very involved in the community, something which was further sparked by her selection to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2009. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Clemson Architectural Foundation, and is serving as Past President from 2019-2021. She has been involved in the past as a board member in various leadership roles with the Greater Columbia Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of ArtHeathwood Hall Episcopal School, and the Columbia Development Corporation.

In 2011, Ms. St. John was recognized as a "Top 20 Under 40" young professional for her professional and community involvement and achievements in the Midlands of South Carolina by The State Newspaper. She was also named a "Woman to Watch" in 2016 and a "Woman of Influence" in 2019 by the Columbia Regional Business Report.

In 2019, Ms. St. John was named a recipient of the 2019 AIA Young Architects Award. This national award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

Ms. St. John lives in downtown Columbia with her husband and daughter.

The Short(er) Story:

Georgia Institute of Technology: Master of Architecture, 2005

Clemson University: Bachelor of Arts in Design, 2002

Registered Architect: South Carolina, 2008-Present

Registered Architect: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina,Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

NCARB Certified Architect: 2008-Present

LEED Accredited Professional: 2009-Present

AIA Greater Columbia: President-Elect 2010, President 2011, Past President 2012-2013, Member 2002-2003, Member 2006-present

Columbia Development Corporation: Board Member, 2009-2016

Columbia Museum of Art, Contemporaries: Board Member, 2010-2015, President-Elect 2011, President 2012-2014, Past-President 2015

Clemson Advancement Foundation Board of Trustees: Member 2011-present, Secretary 2013-2015, Vice President/President-Elect 2015-2017, President 2017-2019, Past President 2019-2021

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees: Alumni Representative, 2013-2016

Richland County Building Codes Appeal Board: Member, 2013-present

Leadership Columbia Class of 2009