Aaron Swiger Joins Art + Design Faculty

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 21, 2021) – Aaron Swiger joined the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Art + Design in the School of Fine Arts and Communication. 

“We are very excited to have Aaron on the Art + Design faculty. His background and qualifications in architecture bring a new dimension to the Interior Architecture + Design program and will enable us to better serve students who choose to pursue further training in architecture,” said Jay Bopp, Division of Art + Design chair. “Aaron has taught at other institutions and brings fresh ideas and viewpoints to our division. We have already benefitted from his insight and expertise.”

Swiger earned both a BA and MA in architecture from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. 

From 2010 – 2014, he was a part-time freelance designer with Tidewater Lumber & Mouldings. While in a master’s program, he served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Clemson University School of Architecture. He assisted with freshman architecture classes and conducted student evaluations. After graduation, he was an associate with Rule, Joy, Trammell + Rubio Architecture. Swiger worked in the schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases. 

Swiger later served as an intern architect at Craig Gaulden Davis. As a project designer, he designed and worked on a range of cultural, commercial, institutional and educational facilities in the Upstate and Southeast. His last role was as an architect at Wood PLC where he oversaw all design phases of small to medium scale industrial projects. 

He has served as an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greenville board member. AIA is a professional membership organization advocating for architects, designers and students.

“I am eager to get to know and serve the students in my classes as they grow in knowledge and understanding of the field of interior architecture and design. My hope is to then see them make fruitful use of their gifts here and beyond BJU,” said Swiger.   

Swiger and his wife, Caroline, have four children. He is a member of Downtown Presbyterian Church where he leads a community group.