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Dossier: Design Pittsburgh Jury Chair Aaron Hill, AIA

"Get actively involved in the AIA in order to surround yourself with people you will learn from and be inspired by."

By Posted on September 25, 2018

Name:  Aaron Hill, AIA

Firm:  Bialosky Cleveland

Family:  Wife – Carrie & 5-year-old twins – Harper (girl) & Hayden (boy)

Years in practice:  20

Education:  University of Florida (B. Design) / Georgia Tech (M. Arch)

Your first job:  Official scorekeeper at the local little league baseball par

Project you’re proudest of:  NASA Research Support Center – A new workplace being depended on to shift the culture of NASA to attract the next generation of engineers and scientists.

What have you always wanted to tell your clients?  “They didn’t teach me about you in school.”

What’s the most annoying thing architects do?  Not listen

Favorite tool (can be digital, drafting, physical,…):  Moleskine

Favorite building: TWA Flight Center

Favorite outdoor space:  The High Line

Architect you’d like to have a drink with:  
Eero Saarinen while sitting in a Womb Chair

Best gift to give an architect:  A black t-shirt

If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have been?  
A Chef

If you could live anywhere in the world, where?  Cleveland (stop laughing)

What’s on your iPod/Pandora/Spotify? Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown

The secret to my success: Great mentors

Advice to young architects:  Get actively involved in the AIA in order to surround yourself with people you will learn from and be inspired by.

Architectural quote to practice by: “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty.  But when I’m finished, if the solution is not beautiful I know it’s wrong.” – Buckminster Fuller

TWA Flight Terminal designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962

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