Aaron Hill
Senior Designer
Aaron was born in Berkeley, California where proximity to the wilderness of the High Sierra, Yosemite, and Death Valley fostered favorite activities such as backpacking and rock climbing, while nearby agriculture influenced a local food culture that encouraged his passion for cooking. He believes that landscapes, whether preserved or productive, fundamentally shape the cultural practices of the people who experience them.

Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The New School. He earned a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and the Doebele Community Service Fellowship, served as President of the GSD Student Forum, and was a teaching assistant for core and option studios. After graduation, he taught Design Discovery, Harvard’s summer design workshop. Before entering landscape architecture, Aaron exhibited his photographs at galleries in New York and Miami and worked as a consultant researching land use issues concerning the extraction of conflict minerals in Central Africa.

At MVVA, Aaron has worked on competition entries for the Obama Presidential Center, Dorothea Dix Park, and Detroit’s West Riverfront Park, the courtyard design of a New York City residence, and content for publications. Aaron interned at MVVA from 2016-17 and joined MVVA full-time in 2018.


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