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.
Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature/German Literature
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Master of Architecture
University of Oregon
How did we get here? The long path to Passive House
April 14, 2016
Developers who try to go green find money stands in their way
Daily Journal of Commerce
March 24, 2016
Meet the Staff: Aaron Swain
February 3, 2016
Four design lessons learned through during construction administration
October 28, 2015
What are your top five buildings/places in SLU?
August 17, 2015
Dewitt Godfrey's Pike Motorworks custom sculpture wows
July 10, 2015
A two-wheeled tour of Weber Thompson work
May 22, 2015