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Aaron Elswick


Aaron joined Nelson Byrd Woltz as a Designer in 2019. He holds a Master of Urban Design degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2015) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky (2013). A Kentucky native, he brings a core appreciation for mid-American style and culture, combining this with his passion for connecting the diverse but related fields of science, art, and design. He has a natural sense of how all aspects of a site can work together, and believes every public space, whether dense and urban, or vast and natural, should be filled with life.

Outside of the studio, Aaron has served as a guest critic and professional studio advisor for both graduate and undergraduate architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design studios at the Savannah College of Design, University of Kentucky, School of the Art Institute Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. His nationally accredited (LA CES/HSW) drawing lectures and workshops have been hosted across the nation by multiple universities, ASLA and AIA state chapters, and at the ASLA national convention. His passion for art and inspiring others led him to join Urban Sketchers Chicago, where he taught hundreds of students at local sketching events and served as a member of the internationally curated uskChicago Urban Sketching Seminar faculty.

Recent work at NBW includes Memorial Park in Houston, The Houston Ismaili Center, and Camp North End in Charlotte, North Carolina.