Growing up in Wisconsin down the street from a number of FLW Usonian houses, Aaron has been interested in architecture since high school, but took the long way around. Before attending graduate school in Eugene, OR, he spent a few years doing construction work (single-family & multi-family/office), while taking a nomadic route to Seattle via Colorado and Utah for some epic winters on the slopes.

Aaron has since built up more experience in master planning, mixed-use, sustainable design, construction documents and urban design. His passion in architecture can be found in projects that relate to urban density, usually including some aspect of mixed-use occupancies, and restoration/renovation of existing structures. 

Aaron is currently working on his first project at Weber Thompson, an innovative Capitol Hill project – Pike Motorworks – where the design of the site is sensitive and adaptive to its context and is pushing the boundaries between public and private space. 

Aaron Swain AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.
  • Pike Motorworks | Seattle, WA
    Project Architect
  • Ballard Blocks II | Seattle, WA
    Project Architect/Project Manager

Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature/German Literature
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Master of Architecture
University of Oregon