Aaron Defenbaugh, RLA, ASLA

My great passion is the development of nourishing and beautiful communities. Nourishment gives life and nothing is more attractive than life. I am always wondering how to nurture life in design. Creating nourishing communities is an art in the sense that art is making the sciences come to life.


An award-winning designer, Aaron practices landscape architecture, planning, and urban design at Alta. His great passion is the development of beautiful communities that enhance relationships among humans and the rest of the natural world. Developing this ethic over an eleven-year career, Aaron’s portfolio ranges from nation-wide master planning to pocket parks with experience in urban design, transit and bicycle master planning, complete streets, greenways and parks, green infrastructure, campus design, and corporate design.