Aaron R. Luoma


Aaron’s consideration for the end user, careful site analysis and attention to detail will ensure your project not only represents quality design but becomes a valued asset to your community. Aaron’s expertise includes landscape plan review, landscape code and standards development, presentation graphics, construction documents, context-sensitive design, and cost estimating. As the former Chair of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, he also understands the principles of historic preservation in a variety of environments and contexts. He has worked on a variety of recreation, waterfront, education and transportation projects throughout the region and is praised for his strong organization skills, ability to present information clearly, and clear integration of the character of the community into a physical design.


  • “Ecological and Cultural Preservation: An Appliqué Quilt of Allentown, Washington,” author, thesis, College of Built Environments , University of Washington
  • “Re-Imagining Seattle Streets: Planting strips and street edge treatments for urban green infrastructure,” contributor, Stormwater Design Manual, Seattle Public Utilities
  • “Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks: A Cultural Landscape Assessment,” contributor/author, LANDSLIDE 2008: Marvels of Modernism, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Public Service

  • City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, Former Chair
  • Queen Anne Historical Society, Former Vice President
  • Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks, Former
    Board Member

Independent Studies

  • Vision of the American West: Frederick Law Olmsted Junior Symposium, Stanford University
  • National Preservation Conference, Spokane, Washington
  • Annual Conference, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Morphology of Italian Hill Towns and Regional Planning Studies, Cremolino, Italy