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Aaron Jon Hyland, AIA



With more than 25 years of experience in design thinking, preservation and placemaking, Aaron is an active voice in the local design community and leader of our San Francisco office. He currently serves as President for the AIA San Francisco, Treasurer for the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, and Vice-President of the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission. With roots in our education practice, Aaron is also an active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and focuses on bringing 21st-century learning solutions to our education clients in Northern California.

Higher education campus work has always been interesting to me. The sense of place, anchored to its heritage and cultural identity, provides the foundation for inspiring design opportunities. I’m excited to be able to participate and contribute to CannonDesign’s transformative and innovative approach to campus planning. Whether it’s an historic campus or a brand new planned one, our design is anchored in its community, helping our clients evolve to an ever-changing unknown frontier.

Aaron Jon Hyland, AIA