Aaron has been globetrotting since infancy and believes that airline travel was the best thing that ever happened to him. His father works for a major carrier and Aaron and his twin brother could fly for free, on standby, anywhere in the world. It was inevitable that the architecture of Prague, Rome and Hong Kong would influence what he pursued in college. A recent Masters in Architecture graduate of Northeastern University, Aaron used his familiarity with airplanes – how their seats move on tracks so that passenger capacity and comfort can be adjusted – in a college design project: a “future use” building whose walls are on tracks to allow for true flexibility. His team’s design was exhibited at a national collegiate conference, and is set to be published with other student projects on this topic. Aaron joined Centerbrook 2013 and has worked on the UConn Medical & Dental School and Florence Griswold Museum.

“The differences in buildings from different places always fascinated me,” he says. “I was most impressed with Asian architecture, the simple and technologically driven skyscrapers, but also the traditional designs of temples, marketplaces, and the Forbidden City in Beijing, which is like nothing I had ever seen. It’s what made me love architecture.”

FACTS

  • Selected for the 2013 NCARB Intern Think Tank
  • AIA Committee on Design Knowledge Scholar
  • Boston Society of Architects Tony Platt Scholarship
  • Apprenticed at Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston and Kyu Sung Woo Architects in Cambridge
  • Likes to bike, volunteered as a teacher in after-school programs