Aaron Childs, Architect

“"Far and away the best prize life has to offer is working hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt”

A dedicated professional with a commitment to excellence, Aaron specializes in multifamily design and production, serving as a primary contact with clients on complex residential assignments. An Orange County native with over 11 years in the industry, he oversees project managers and coordinates with consultants on developments throughout Southern California. Aaron’s journey into architecture began in high school, where his talents were recognized with the top technical award, and he took the reins of the engineering and drafting club. His academic pursuits led him to the University of Idaho, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, complemented by a minor in landscape architecture. Currently pursuing an MBA from Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Aaron’s commitment to continuous learning underscores his dedication to professional growth. 

Aaron has been an asset to the AO team since 2016. His recent contributions include noteworthy projects such as Pacifica Place Apartments in Irvine, CA, The Row at Redhill in Santa Ana, Promenade Village in Irvine, and Mark in downtown Riverside. 

Aaron in three words:

Compassionate. Energetic. Educator.



Licensed Architect in California


Minor Landscape Architecture; Bachelors Architecture; Master Architecture – University of Idaho

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