Aaron Cooke is a designer with the Cold Climate Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Research Center promotes the development of healthy, durable, and sustainable shelter for Alaskans and other circumpolar peoples. He has worked in Siberia, Denmark, Canada and the Alaskan north and currently designs and monitors experimental prototype homes for rural Alaskan communities.
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