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, CPHC, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

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


Master of Architecture
University of Oregon