Aaron came to COCOON with a background of over 20 years of experience in residential design build architecture. Born and raised in Delaware County, PA, Aaron graduated from Philadelphia University (which is now Jefferson University) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Aaron met his wife through church and now they live in the Lansdowne area with their son.
There are several people who work at COCOON that I know from my previous employer – but I have known the owner, Chris, for years. We both grew up in Delaware County and went to Elementary School & Middle School together.
When Chris was looking to add someone to his architectural design team, he reached out to me. I was immediately excited about COCOON’s vision for the future and I was impressed by their plans for growth.
During college, I worked for a design build firm in Springhouse, PA over the summer and other holiday breaks. After graduation, they offered me a position as a Draftsperson. I worked with a lead designer there who I admired and learned a lot from.
From 2005-2020 I worked at Gardner/Fox Associates. During my time there I was able to learn from a certified architect and grew professionally from a Junior Architect to the Architectural Design Manager.
I have over 20 years of design build experience.
I am known for being very detailed – I think people appreciate having someone who is detailed and enthusiastic about their home’s design. I get very excited and I like picturing the impact it makes on our customer’s everyday lives.
My approach and philosophy for residential projects stems from something Chris told me – I don’t come to the table knowing all the answers, I come open-minded and open to all the possibilities.
I try to make sure that all our customers feel like they collaborated on their design. I am their advocate to make sure we arrived at the right solution.
I think customers would say – “Aaron really helped us by envisioning the solution to our spatial problems. He is passionate and enthusiastic about all ideas.”
Architecture is an intersection of creativity and technical knowledge – and I enjoy the everyday problem solving that naturally occurs at this crossroad. Especially at a design build firm like COCOON where we are helping customers who live in a space that is causing problems in their daily life. Being able to offer them my professional eye helps them see the possibilities of their home by bringing them to life on paper and digitally!
I love my family – my wife and my son. I like going to the mountains and I enjoy spending time at a lake in northern PA.
When I am not working, I am usually involved with an activity at my church – Fraser Mennonite Church. But if I am at home you can find me sitting on my sun porch and reading history books.
I grew up in Delaware County but when I married my wife we moved to Lansdowne. We chose the Lansdowne area for its historic architecture.
I want to be remembered as someone who impacted and influenced people and places for the better.
Coffee – I love iced coffee – I even love the memories made over a cup of coffee.
Stranger Than Fiction
“History is the means by which society maintains it identity in the face of change.” – Robert Adam (Scottish Architect)
Anywhere in the mountains with a lake!