The Garden is...
Novel // Creatively Free // Exciting
The Garden is an architecture firm, but not an architecture firm. It is multi-disciplinary at its core, using design to reimagine the paradigm of how architecture relates to other disciplines and interests. Its work is constantly informed by humanity, technology, and materiality. Founded by Jack Wasielewski and Aria Hill, they practice for the sake of challenging knowledge, seeking solutions, and producing systems.
Aria Hill is a....
Designer // Co-Founder // Creative Director
She is concurrently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her teaching experience includes Instructor for the Virginia Tech Inside Architecture + Design program and Teaching Assistant for the School of A + D at Virginia Tech. She has served as a Research Assistant for the AIA Upjohn Retooling Bamboo Tectonics Research. Her entry “Restorative Play” was chosen as an Individual Selected Finalist for the 2019 International Eliminating Loneliness Through Design Competition.
Jack Wasielewski is a...
Designer // Co-Founder // Technical Director
He is pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Spanish from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has engaged in a hybrid studio + internship at SOM and has served as a Research Assistant for the AIA Upjohn Retooling Bamboo Tectonics Research. His personal research is rooted in the exploration of upcycling and digital fabrication as methods for creating equitable building processes and systems.