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Aaron Whelton
Aaron Whelton

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Shattuck Hall 211
awhelton@pdx.edu
wheltonarch.com

Master of Architecture II, University of California Los Angeles, 2002
Bachelor of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude, University of Kentucky, 1998

Aaron Whelton is an Assistant Professor in Portland State University’s School of Architecture. His teaching focuses on digital design and fabrication He holds a Master of Architecture from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. He is a registered architect in Oregon and a LEED-accredited professional. Aaron conducts design research through his practice, Whelton Architecture, which currently explores parametric design’s capacity to augment our experience of public space. His specific interests focus on the intersection of digital and material technologies and the use of mathematical formula to generate novel tectonics. These applications take on many forms, time spans, and scales from installations and memorials to buildings and larger speculations about urban morphology. He often collaborates with architects, artists and other allied disciplines to explore the cultural implications of making architecture in contemporary, digital society. Collaborative public works with the artist David Franklin are located in San Diego, California, and Denver, Colorado. Their next project will be in Riverdale Park, Maryland as part of the Maryland Transit Administration’s Art-In-Transit program.