Aaron Booher brings more than 18 years of international design experience to Future Green Studio, where he continues to explore landscape design and placemaking as a dynamic art form that enriches people’s lives. A New York City resident for more than two decades, he originates from a family of farmers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge where he developed a formative commitment to and respect for nature. He is passionate about urban horticulture and has traveled the world widely to experience and study indigenous landscapes, cultural landmarks and sacred spaces. In his professional work, he strives to engage people with the living world through innovative and ecologically sustainable design.
Aaron excels in balancing client priorities and constraints with forward-thinking design solutions. His broad landscape design experience and horticultural knowledge, coupled with his creative and performing arts background, informs his approach to site planning and resilient urban design. He acknowledges his great mentor Merce Cunningham with teaching him how to “see” the possibilities of open space.
Aaron has been lead designer and project manager for many award-winning public and private landscape projects. Prior to joining FGS, Aaron was Associate Principal at HMWhite. His work garnered numerous honors for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, The New York Times Garden as well as many urban roof garden developments. His work has been widely published in Landscape Architecture, World Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Interior Design Magazine among many other publications domestically and internationally.
Aaron holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. He has served as guest landscape design critic at Penn Design. Aaron is a founding board member of Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden and member of 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden. He is also a NYC Parks Super Steward and certified Citizen Pruner for many NYC street trees.