Architecture is the combination of art and social justice. Every decision we make is an opportunity to remove barriers, foster diversity in our communities, and positively contribute joy to the world.
As an Associate, Aiden enjoys bringing clients and communities together to develop an integrated vision that excites and encourages conversation. His focus has been designing community, recreation, and education facilities, including the award-winning Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey, BC and the Clayton Community Hub project with #ConnectingClayton engagement strategy.
Aiden received training under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification and has recently led numerous inclusivity-focused projects including hcma’s white paper Designing for Inclusivity, the City of Vancouver Universal and Inclusive Design Feasibility Study, and a cost comparison study for the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Aiden brings his lived experience as an Indigenous architect and member of the Hwlitsum Nation, the people of Canoe Pass. The impact of colonialism has meant his family experienced generations of removal from their cultural heritage, which drives him to continue to ask what role architecture can play in decolonization and fostering better relationships with First Peoples.