We are pleased to share that Aaron Jon Hyland, office practice leader of our San Francisco office, is celebrating five years on the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission and has been re-elected as vice president.
As the vice president of the organization, Aaron will continue to work with his fellow commissioners to identify and designate landmark buildings and historic districts, as well as review and approve changes to these significant buildings and sites. He also sits on the Architectural Review Committee providing early direction and advice to applicants on design, building materials and construction techniques, as well as assesses compliance with the City Preservation Guidelines and the Secretary of the Interior Standards. In addition, Aaron chairs the Cultural Heritage Assets Committee (CHA), which he and his fellow-commissioner Diane Matsuda created to provide a venue to explore, celebrate and preserve San Francisco’s precious tangible and intangible cultural heritage assets. San Francisco has established the nation’s first Legacy Business Registry and Preservation Fund, to save longstanding cultural institutions and community-serving businesses that are at-risk of displacement.
Passionate about community engagement and civic responsibility, Aaron has devoted much of his career volunteering in a wide range of organizations. In addition to his role on the San Francisco Preservation Commission, he is the president of the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, a member of the Working Group on the Waterfront Long Range Plan Update for the City and County of San Francisco, and the founder of PlaceMaking San Francisco. In 2016, Aaron served as the president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Francisco chapter.