Aaron Tobey

Aaron Tobey


Aaron Tobey is a PhD candidate and freelance designer living in New York. Situated at the nexus of media theory, architectural history, and science and technology studies, his dissertation research focuses on an analysis of the interrelated construction of computer use, corporate structure, and international practice within American architectural firms beginning in the 1960s. His previous academic work has explored how the relationship between information, communication, and mapping technologies, forms of representation, and political agency in architecture informs collective social imaginations of space and processes of subjectivization. Aaron’s research and writing have been included in Thresholds, the Journal of Architectural Education, Architecture and Culture, and in conferences of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand and the Architecture, Media, Politics, and Society research initiative.

Aaron attended the Rhode Island School of Design for his Master of Architecture where he was awarded a 2015 Graduate Studies Grant, to conduct field research aboard the container ship, ZIM San Francisco and the 2016 Alumni Travel Award to study the border between Israel and Palestine. Aaron obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati during which time he also attended the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris. He has worked professionally at a number of firms throughout the US including the rendering consultancy, Studio AMD, in Providence, Rhode Island, Fougeron Architecture in San Francisco, California, and Studio LUZ Architects in Boston, Massachusetts.