Aidan was born in London, England and later moved to Toronto. He has also lived in New York, Tokyo, Milan and Paris. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto, a Graduate Design Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, and a Masters of Science from Columbia University.
Aidan went on to work in Daniel Libeskind’s studio Architecture Intermundium in Milan, where he worked on The Berlin City Edge installation for the Museum of Modern Art and The Line of Fire project in Geneva, Switzerland. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Aidan taught a variety of studio, seminar and lecture courses. While teaching, Aidan worked with Brian Boigon as a co-ordinator for Culture Lab, a multidisciplinary symposium series featuring such guests as Atom Egoyan, Peter Lynch, Rem Koolhaus, and Bruce Mau. Upon Aidan’s return from living in Tokyo, he was curatorial assistant to Dean Larry Richards for E-12, an interdisciplinary design exhibition that toured Japan and Canada.
His first feature length project as a production designer, Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen, won a Gemini award for Best Production Design. From 2006-2019 Aidan has been nominated for 15 DGC awards in the Production Design and Team Achievement categories as well as a Gemini, a Genie and was the first to receive a Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for Production Design for Bomb Girls. Aidan has since been nominated for two CSAs for Best Production Design for Reign and Born to Blue.