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About Aaron Trahan

Aaron is an intern-architect in downtown Boston, with experience on projects ranging from single family affordable housing to master planning and large scale developments. He received his Masters in Architecture from Northeastern University in 2011, with a thesis focus on thermally active surfaces in architecture, and affordable housing renovation.

Aaron is extremely passionate about sustainable philosophy being successfully integrated into practice and design, and is a strong advocate for sustainable affordable housing, community development, and urban agriculture.

You can typically find Aaron riding his bicycle around Boston, looking for a quiet place to read and catch up on work. He believes in using architecture to improve the quality of people’s lives, and is currently a member of the BSA Housing Committee.

Innovation District?

411 D St., South Building, Innovation Dist., rendering by Elkus Manfredi architects

The BRA last month approved the design for a 197 unit housing project at 411 D Street, which has been lauded as[Read More…]

An Innovation Center for the Innovation District

Institute of Contemporary Art, South Boston Seaport Waterfront by Cherrylet, Flickr

Construction is expected to begin May 1st on the Boston Innovation Center (BIC), which aims to attract startups to the[Read More…]

New Balance Hires Local Architect for New World Headquarters

New Balance headquarters

Massachusetts – New Balance has just released plans for a new world headquarters campus in Brighton, along the Massachusetts Turnpike.[Read More…]

Castle Square Retrofit Nearing Completion

Castle Square Apartments

This past Friday, Bruce Hampton AIA with Elton Hampton Architects presented and discussed the retrofit project at the South End’s[Read More…]

Google Looking to Expand Cambridge Office

Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA, by John Phelan, Wikipedia

Boston – Over the past several weeks, a new pawn has emerged in the competition between Kendall Square and the[Read More…]

E+ Green Communities Symposium

Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA, by Biruitorul, Wikipedia

This article is the first of a two part story on Mayor Menino’s E+ Green Building Demonstration Program. Check back[Read More…]

MGM and Gensler Set Sights on Western Massachusetts

LasVegas MGM grand by Wikipedia, Nadavspi

MGM Resorts International announced last month that Gensler will design their proposed Rolling Hills Resort Casino project in Brimfield, MA.[Read More…]

Envisioning a Contemporary Esplanade

Boston University Sailing Pavilion, by Frank Costantino. Courtesy of The Esplanade Association

As we long for the arrival of warmer weather and longer daylight hours ,we also remember that the Charles River[Read More…]