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Aaron Green Associates - Firm Profile

Profile of Firm
Aaron G. Green Associates is a comprehensive design and service-oriented business dedicated to architectural craftsmanship. The firm offers the traditional palette of Basic Services for Architects, yet we extend ourselves further than most in our ability to offer in-house capability to perform various special services which are normally handled by outside consultants for the project. These include Master Planning, Space Programming, Interior Design, Custom Casework Design, Special Equipment Design, Color and Furnishing selection, Landscape Design, Environmental Graphic Design, model building, and presentation renderings. These disciplines are employed to produce a unified harmonious result that is aesthetically satisfying, as well as more easily discernible and understood by its users and the community at large. In 2001, the office of Aaron G. Green Associates celebrated it 50th year in continuous service providing our clients with dedicated professional architectural and planning services. It was a sobering time as well, as Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc. June of that year marked the passing of our founding principal, the gifted Aaron Green, FAIA. Aaron Green 5 Third Street Suite 224 represented the embodiment of a complete Architect and creative individual, a complement to his mentor, San Franisco, CA 94103 Frank Lloyd Wright. His efforts were tireless and accomplishments innumerous to mention in any brief. 415 777.0530 voice 415 777.1014 fax Three years later, the firm continues and flourishes, inspired by Aarons tireless belief and faith in an admin@agaarchitects.com Architecture based upon rational design principles, appropriate use of construction technology, and humanistic values can serve to positively enhance the quality of individuals lives. In that respect, the firm of Aaron G. Green Associates now continues to build upon our legacy, developing an architecture based upon principles established and practiced by such antecedents. If we have a specialty, it is the ability to create uniquely original, thoughtful and functional design solutions to challenging problems, whether they be influenced by complexities of building program, client needs and site conditions or restrictions of budget. There has never been an emphasis on any particular building type, which suits our strength to create afresh as befits the project and challenge. Our team of Associates are seasoned professionals with 10 to 35 years of real experience in the design and construction of a wide variety of public, municipal, religious, educational, and residential projects. These are unique, successful solutions which continue to serve the needs of each Owner, as well as the community, and have withstood the test of time.

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Aaron Green Associates - Philosophy

Philosophy of Practice
For over fifty years, Aaron Green Associates has cultivated a professional dedication to an architecture that can exert an important, positive influence on the individuals working and living environment by the innovative quality of design for each project undertaken. An important guiding concept of the firm is that fine architecture must first suit its clients functional and economic program of needs and must also provide a living environment by both its interior and exterior environmental design of sufficient aesthetic importance as to improve the daily living conditions of its users. Our professional service is a dedication to preservation of the human factors in all programming and physical-facility design considerations. The people to be served are our ultimate clients and we conclude that we must in fact, guard their interest. Human needs must be kept in full view and balanced with the objectives of any project.
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We believe that the Architect must recognize a responsibility to the community and to the anonymous majority viewers as well as the immediate users of the building he/she designs. We make a special effort to insure that each of our works is an asset to the visual as well as functional environment of its community. Our professional endeavor is to produce buildings of a high architectural standard which manifest a timeless, lasting quality that can either generate a dynamic and individual visual statement, if desired, or can be creatively blended into the fabric of its context. Our work manifests a sensitive environmental consideration relative to siting relationships and orientation as well as preservation of natural conditions and ecologically important features. We have historically pursued a design philosophy of concern for energy conservation through a wide variety of active and passive systems as may be easily discerned from a study of our executed projects. We strive to create fresh interior environments incorporating excellent acoustics, visual and functional spaciousness, energy conservation with optimum climate control and concern for ideal non-glare lighting conditions. We have demonstrated in completed projects that a creative combination of the elements of color, space, light, and sensitive combinations of materials and furnishings can provide an inviting character and enhance the human-use purposes of the building, serving both employees and visiting citizens.

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Aaron Green Associates - Services

Services
Aaron G. Green Associates offer an extensive list of capabilities due to our multi-disciplinary background and breadth of experiencea significant resource for our clients. Listed below is a comprehensive list of services we offer. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each client and their project. Building Architecture Feasibility Studies/Site Evaluation Land Use and Zoning Analysis Master PlanningProgram Development Visualizations/Presentation Renderings Code AnalysisSpecifications Construction Documents Coordination with Public Agencies Construction Administration Construction Cost Estimates ADA Upgrades/Analysis Site Planning Landscape Design and Site Furnishings Interior Design Space Planning & Programming Special Equipment Design Lighting Design Custom Casework Design Liturgical Furnishing Design Finishes & Furniture Selection Color Scheme Coordination Tenant Improvements

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Aaron Green Associates - Personnel

Personnel
Jan Novie, President and Principal of Aaron G. Green Associates, has been with the firm for almost forty years. During his tenure, he has gained an extensive range of experience upon project master planning and programming as well as designs for a variety of building types including: large civic buildings, educational and institutional structures, large-scale public housing projects and religious buildings. Prior to becoming Principal of the firm, Jan spent 35 years working closely with the firms founding Principal, Architect Aaron Green. Jan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, New York. Oren Lavee, Vice President of Aaron G. Green Associates, brings over 20 years of project management experience to the office. He has overseen the Programming, Design, and production of Contract Documents for large Educational Facilities with complex programming and coordination as well as Multi-Family Dwellings. Oren holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and is a licensed Architect in the States of California and North Carolina. Orens connection to Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc. the office goes way back to when his father was an associate in Aaron Greens officewhile it was still in 5 Third Street Suite 224 Los Angeles.
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Daniel Ruark began his professional practice with Taliesin Architects, working upon a variety of healthcare, church, and residential projects. Daniel joined Aaron Green Associates in 1991, and has served in a broad range of roles for this multi-disciplinary office. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Design from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Architecture from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Daniel is a licensed Architect in the States of California and Arizona. Taisuke Ikegami has been an indispensable asset to the office since walking through the door in Y2K. Tai is our resident multi-tasker, lending his organizational abilities to project detailing, documentation of project standards, and construction administration. He is also multi-platform, fluent on both Mac and PC and serves as the office IT administrator. Tai holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University. Armando Solano holds the unique distinction of having been actively involved in every American Hebrew Academy project built or in development and as such is a valuable resource. Armando has a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and is currently in the process of completing his architectural licensing exams. James Gallagher has provided solid CAD support and construction detailing since joining the office in 2001. Jim began his career in Big Sur and steadily worked his way up the Coast to the Bay Area and the Aaron Green office. He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently in the process of completing his architectural licensing exams.

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Aaron Green Associates - Links

Links
Here is a list of links wed like to share: The American Hebrew Academy: One of our current clients/projects: http://www.americanhebrewacademy.org GreenTV: Environmental journalism: http://www.greentv.org/ Greenwood Ridge Vineyards: Award winning small winery near Mendocino, California: http://www.greenwoodridge.com/ The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation: http://www.franklloydwright.org/ The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy: http://www.savewright.org/ Marin County Civic Center/Frank Lloyd Wright History: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/flw.html

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Aaron Green and Frank Lloyd Wright

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1* Rosenbaum Residence, Florence, Alabama 2 Peterson Residence, Racine, Wisconsin 3* Florida Southern College Library, Lakeland, Florida 4 Circle Pines Camp, Michigan 5 Cooperative Homesteads, Michigan 6 Pike Residence, Los Angeles, California 7* AGG/FLLW San Francisco Office 8* Arthur Matthews Residence, Atherton, California 9* Clinton Walker Residence, Carmel, California 10 V.C. Morris Residence #2 , Seacliff, San Francisco, California 11 V.C. Morris Residence, Stinson Beach, California 12 Butterfly Wing Bridge, San Francisco, California 13* FLLW Exhibit Pavilion, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California 14* Pearce Residence, Bradbury Hills, California 15 Hargrove Residence, Orinda, California 16 George Clark Residence, Carmel, California 17* Louis Frank Residence Addition (Bazett), Hillsborough, California 18 Christian Science Church, Bolinas, California 19 Degnan Donohoe Restaurant, Yosemite National Park, California 20* Arch Oboler Service Buildings And Bedrooms, Los Angeles, California 21* Arch Oboler Boys Wing, Los Angeles, California 22 Arch Oboler Main House (Version #2), Los Angeles, California 23* Anderton Court Shops, Beverly Hills, California 24* Kundert Medical Clinic, San Luis Obispo, California 25 Claremont Hotel Wedding Chapel, Berkeley, California 26 Leuchauer Medical Clinic, Fresno, California 27 Coats Residence, Hillsborough, California 27 Lenkurt Electric Company, San Carlos, California 29* Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California 30* Marin County Post Office, San Rafael, California

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31* Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, Califrnia 32* Hanna Residence Remodelling, Palo Alto, California 33 Frank Lagomarsino Residence, San Jose, California 34* Randall Fawcett Residence, Los Banos, California 35 Horace Sturtevant Residence, Oakland, California 36* Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding, California 37* Robert Walton Residence, Modesto, California 38* George Ablin Residence, Bakersfield, California 39* Robert Berger Residence, San Anselmo, California 40 Elizabeth Banning-Morehead Residence, Marin County, California * Indicates Built Projects

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Residential Architecture
The design of the custom residence provides the most interesting challenges for an architectural firm. Our responsibility as architects is always to comprehend the needs and desires of our clients, their particular aspirations and personality and then weave these all together into a singular designed home. As every individual and their family is unique, so follows the design of the home in which they choose to live. The process of design involves thorough and careful study of client program, the activities of the families, their patterns and interactions. These forces are brought directly to bear upon creation of the plan, in concert with the physical qualities of the site, integral to the environment, the appropriate expression in materials and relationship to client budget.
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This is the core and heart of our philosophy and approach to architecture--an application of a natural approach to architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright called this "organic architecture "--wherein the house "aims to be a natural performance, one that is integral to site; integral to environment; integral to the life of the inhabitants. A house integral with the nature of materials--wherein glass is used as glass, stone as stone, wood as wood--and all the elements of environment go into and throughout the house. Into this new integrity, once there, those who live in it will take root and grow. And most of all belonging by nature to the nature of its being." Aaron G. Green Associates intend to extend these principles through the continuity of their own honest efforts towards an organic architecture.

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Aaron G. Green Associates offers broad experience with a variety of housing types including government housing, multi-unit residential, senior, and student housing.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Aaron and Jean Green Residence

Aaron and Jean Green Residence Los Altos, California


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A contemporary home for the architect, his wife, and two young sons that had its beginnings in an earlier country homea former family retreat from San Francisco, when Los Altos was still regarded as a trip to the country. Built in 1919 originally for the family of Dr. Jean Haber Green, the main house was of constructed by a Mr. Talmadge, considered a master carpenter by Architect Bernard Maybeck, possessing an interior rich with exquisite redwood cabinetry and panelling. The five acre property itself was once part of a Spanish land grant and filled with magnificent live oaks. In 1951, when Aaron Green moved his family and practice northward from Los Angeles, they were living in a rather cramped cottage upon the lot, while Jeans aunt, Gertrude Pauson, occupied the main house. Ms. Pauson and her sister Rose had commissioned and built in 1939 a wintering home in Phoenix, Arizona designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1954, with the passing of Gertrude Pauson, Aaron Green and his family moved into the two-story main house, with Aaron embarking upon an ambitious plan for its expansion. With no desire to destroy the beautiful workmanship of the original house, it instead became the nucleus of a new design and informed the thought and detailing of the addition. The beamed, high-ceiling living room of the original house was converted to a study and office for Aaron Green. A brick fireplace, the finely detailed redwood carpentry and panelling were left untouched.. The adjacent dining room was left unchanged as well, though the kitchen behind was completely modernized. Beyond, a newly created passage led to the new addition, a vast open, space of 1,400 square feet which could encompass all types of family activity. It served as a living space for entertaining and music, as well as containing areas for Jeans desk and weaving loom. There was a coved fireside area, which provided a secluded retreat for conversation and reading. The second floor of the original house was occupied by the two sons and their shared bathroom, all reached from an earlier wood stair at house center, which landed at a mezzanine overlooking the converted study. A new broad, open stair was added in the transition which led to the second floor addition containing the master bedroom suite. Doors opened onto a broad deck that served as the roof over the living space below. The addition was an open reflexive arrangement of partitions and structural elements compositional geometry of 30 and 60 angles. A skillful design merged all gracefully with the traditional square original house. The majority of solid walls were constructed of Arizona kaibob stone, much of which was built by Aaron Green on his weekends. Walls toward the landscaped rear yard were entirely framed in sheets of floor-to-ceiling glass and dissolved all visual barriers between indoors and out. The broad terrace beyond, with added swimming pool, become an extension of the living space. Another cottage on the property was moved adjacent to the swimming pool and was remodeled to serve as a cabana and guest house.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Aaron and Jean Green Residence

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Allan Green Residence

Allan Green Residence Philo, California

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Residence for the owner of a small, innovative winery in the rolling hills above pastoral Anderson Valley of Mendocino County. The owner purposefully selected the site on his property, which was a natural clearing along the side of a prominent hill. Directly west from that spot, one can clearly see his winery and vineyard. The Green Residence is essentially two long rectangular forms, directly side-by-side and oriented towards the vineyard. The forms seem to be sliding past each other, only to be restrained by the anchoring force of the massive cast-in-place concrete fireplace. This becomes the focus for an expansive interior space which is resultant from the intersection of the two linear wings. The roof hovers above, a simple folded plane held aloft by a rhythmic series of powerfully emphatic wood columns, salvaged from fallen redwood trees. The 16" square columns, carved with a carpenter's skill saw, form the important structural as well as aesthetic theme of the building. One enters the house from the more shaded east elevation, the entry recessed under the overhang of the gabled roof. Just within the door, the eye catches bright light beyond and is drawn entirely through the house to a view of the vineyards framed in the distance. The approximately 6,800 s.f. residence is integrated into its sloping site among groves of fir and redwood; the principal rooms share a sunny orientation to a magnificent ravine with spectacular views across to a treelined ridge beyond. The house is generous in open, cathedral ceilinged volumes of light-filled space; informal with a sense of repose. The main wing contains the Master Bedroom Suite with additional bedrooms on the level below. A landscaped indoor garden links the two floor levels with stair placed into the soil. The roof above is penetrated with a large triangular skylight which floods the garden with natural sun. The Main Floor contains the activity spaces of Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen linked under the expansive cathedral ceiling. The spaces all open onto a southwest facing deck, looking over the tree-filled site and to the view beyond. A triangular portion of the south-west roof plane projects beyond the ridge and forms a clerestory window dormer allowing natural daylighting to fill the Living Room directly below.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Allan Green Residence

All built-in cabinetry, furnishings and landscaping was designed by Aaron Green. Colored glass sconces and dining room chandelier shade were designed by his son, and owner, Allan Green.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Anderson Residence

Anderson Residence Rancho Palos Verde, California

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Located on a cliffside site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Anderson Residence is an open house with a strong sense of shelter. The house makes it possible for the owner to experience an enriching spatial quality coupled with a wide range of views of the natural setting. Walls, ceilings, floors--all same inside as outside-serve to blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors. They have been planned as one continuous area. A broad, deeply overhanging gabled roof seems to float above the living spaces it contains giving a sense of being in the open, yet sheltered and protected. The house plan is "L" shaped and bent into a 45 angle due to the irregular boundaries of the site and natural features. The two wings serve to embrace a broad outdoor terracing containing a swimming pool. One wing contains all three bedrooms, all opening out to a private walled garden. Several steps lead down into the master bedroom with its own massive stone fireplace and redwood panelled walls while opposite glass extending to the gabled ceiling provides a dramatic view of the ocean. The other wing is a continuous volume of space emanating from the entry, partitioned into the more communal living areas of the kitchen, dining and living functions. Angled walls serve to lend visual separation while the folded planes of the gabled ceiling creates an interrupted line linking all spaces and leading the eye once again out to ocean views directly beyond. The living room is reached down several broad steps, further adding to the articulation and interest of the space. A massive, broad stone fireplace provides a dominant and pleasing focal point. Generous built-in seating allows enjoyment of the fireplace as well as views to the outdoors.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Anderson Residence

The Anderson Residence is wood-framed, primarily redwood "board-on-board" panelling with similar trim. "Kabob" type stone masonry is used selectively both inside and out. Ceilings and soffits are of buff colored plaster. Floors are primarily exposed aggregate concrete with selective areas carpeted. The residence, sheltered parking and accessory storage enclose approximately 3,000 square feet of space.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Bartholomew Residence

Bartholomew Residence Los Altos, California

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The plan of the Bartholomew Residence displays bold triangular building forms arranged at right angles. The larger comprises the 1,800 square foot house rotated away from the street; the smaller accommodates a carport, outdoor kitchen and storage. A patterned overhead wood trellis connects both form across spaced concrete block columns bordering along the circuitous entry walkway. In turn, they provide privacy for outdoor living terraces and patios which extend from the living spaces of the residence. The design establishes a dramatic solution to a hilltop site, rich in thrust and movement and in the powerful shadows that change continuously. The core of the house is two centrally located fireplaces, one of the living room and the other in the study. Together, their masonry forms side walls of the skylit main bathroom, projecting through the roof as well as anchoring the building to the steep site. The living room is dropped to a lower level from the entry by means of broad, shallow steps. A cantilevered deck expands the living room at one corner. The space within is further enhanced by openness created with only a half wall dividing living room and study, as well as a freestanding wall between kitchen and dining area. Deep roof overhangs contribute to the sense of shelter in addition to control penetration of sunlight and the element of weather. Construction: All structure is integrally terra cotta colored concrete block. Interior non-bearing partitions are wood-framed and covered with Philippine mahoghany. Ceilings and soffits are sand finished plaster. The floors are integrally colored concrete or flagstone and incorporate a hydronic system of radiant heating. Built-in cabinets, furnishings, accessories and landscape were designed or selected in order to closely weave and unify all into a fully integrated environment.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Bartholomew Residence

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Denevi Residence

Denevi Residence San Rafael, California

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Dorshkind Residence

Dorshkind Residence San Francisco, California

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Dukes Residence

Dukes Residence Flintridge, California

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The Dukes Residence is a tour de force of architectural integrity: the finest craftsmanship, quality materials and attention to details, all orchestrated by Aaron Green. Skillfully designed to integrate wholly within its site, the single story residence stretches out comfortably upon a lush setting of approximately two acres offering rural tranquility and magnificent views of the San Gabriel mountains. The floor plan is arranged according to a unique diamond-shaped organizational module, allowing a naturally flowing movement of space directed along 120 angled corners. Entry to the residence is off the broad auto court, the lines of sweeping low roof lead to a shaded, recessed reentrant corner flanked by solid masonry walls and reached by a series of broad steps. The entry hall beyond the front door is flooded with natural light from a glass enclosed inner atrium garden, which is shared by all bedrooms which wrap around on one side and the living room on the opposite. A gently sloped, diamond shaped folded roof hovers overhead encompassing all bedrooms under its lower sides, providing intimate scaling and privacy. The master bath contains a unique custom designed diamond-shaped sunken bath tub with mitred glass window opening to a view of the garden. The Japanese style fish pool on the opposite side of the glass visually extends the water line of the tub to the exterior, creating a natural sense of bathing outdoors. As the roof rises, a portion extends away and projects beyond the massive fireplace to shelter a generously sized living room. Built-in seating within an alcove is embraced by wrapping masonry walls, almost cavern-like. Yet when seated, one faces the sweeping panorama of the view beyond to the mountains through floor-to-ceiling glass running the entire length of the south elevation. The space is extended further by a patio and extensive landscaping framing a swimming pool. A small diamond shaped guest house containing fireplace and bath is privately placed at the opposite end of the residence. The primary material of the Dukes Residence is buff-colored kaibab stone masonry, both exterior and interior. Panellings and wood trim are mahoghany; the floors a cream-colored terrazzo. The roof is sheathed entirely of copper laid in bermuda fashion, with copper wrapping down over the fascia.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Eldred Residence

Eldred Residence Belvedere, California

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Approximately 2,400 s.f. two-story residence on a steeply sloped waterfront site along Richardson Bay. The house is a linear design situated parallel to the contours and nestled into the site. The approaching view from above takes in the broad cedar-shingled roof that extends neatly to grade and framing the low, recessed entry reached by a short bridge. Shortly beyond the entry, the space opens dramatically to the full, sundrenched volume framing sweeping views of the adjacent bay. This upper level contains the principal spaces of combined living room/dining area, kitchen, music room and hobby room, all contained under the wide overhangs of the "floating" gabled roof. The space is extended further by a wide exterior deck to the west and two smaller, private decks at either end of the main axis, further emphasizing the linear nature of the house design. A broad, massive brick masonry fireplace serves the principal spaces on the upper level and anchors the residence to the sloping site. The lower level contains four bedrooms all oriented towards the warmth of the sun and the bay view. As well, all bedrooms open onto another wide exterior deck. All built-in cabinetry and furnishings designed by Aaron Green as well as selection of carpets and fabrics. Redwood "board-on-board" panelling predominate inside and out. The roof is cedar shingled with deep overhangs to protect the spaces from summer heat and inclement weather. Roof structure is left exposed on the interior and serves to enhance the sweep of the volume's flowing open space. Floors are integrally colored concrete and incorporate a hydronic system of radiant heating.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Haber Residence

Haber Residence Carmel Valley, California

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The Haber Residence organizes all social functions under the spreading canopy of a hexagonal shaped tiled roof. A powerful masonry core at the center serves to distinguish and separate individual functions of the expansive open space. A massive double-sided fireplace is shared by living room, library and dining area. On its opposite end is space provided for the mechanical equipment and guest's powder room. The kitchen is cradled in another corner with windows opening out to landscaped planting areas. Darkly stained glu-lam beams spread outward from the masonry core and split to each side of the corner mitred glass windows and come to rest upon thick masonry piers. Roof overhangs projecting well beyond the walls serve to protect the interior from sun penetration and glare and the element of weather. Wide wooden decks wrap around the living core of the house extending the space beyond the glazing to the landscaped gardens outdoors. A translucent skylight at the apex of the hex roof wraps around the masonry core and serves to balance the interior with soft, diffused light. Custom designed built-in seating and cabinetry serve to unify the architectural concept. Two gable roofed narrow extension of the residence project from opposing sides of the main hexagon living space. One serves entirely a service function to organize the pantry, two car garage, workshop and storage. The other wing houses three bedrooms plus baths and a large study all linked together by a gallery corridor incorporating generous built-in cabinets for storage. A clerestory window running the length of the roof ridge allows natural daylight to filter down into all rooms. A work studio doubling as guest room with bath is discreetly attached to the main living core and reached by separate entry. Construction: The Haber Residence is wood-framed, primarily stucco on the exterior and painted gypsum board interior with wood trim of either redwood or oak. "Carmel" type stone masonry is used both inside and out. The roof is covered by flat terra cotta colored tile. The residence alone encloses approximately 4,560 square feet.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Hughes/Van Tamelen Residence

Hughes/ Van Tamelen Residence Los Altos, California

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Lee Residence

Lee Residence Portola Valley, California

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: McAndrews Residence

McAndrews Residence Pebble Beach Heights, California

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The clients were a retiring couple, relocating to the West Coast following professional careers in the Midwest. Their children had already established their lives outside the family's home. As a result, the McAndrews desired a spacious informal new home for small scale entertaining as well as quiet time together for reading and study. The residence was placed within an evenly sloping one acre site containing attractive massings of mature Monterey Pines. The McAndrews Residence is two levels arranged as a linear sequence of spaces angled against the main axis and sheltered by a single enveloping gable roof. Both floors are linked at the mid-level entrance foyer, a generous light-filled volume surrounded by the dramatic interplay of pitching roof planes and of light and shadow. The entrance foyer is flagstone paved as well as landscaped; both extend well beyond the glazed wall of the residence to form an inviting garden between the house and two-car garage. The Main Floor contains the activity spaces of Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen linked under the expansive cathedral ceiling. The spaces all open onto a southwest facing deck, looking over the tree-filled lot and to the view beyond. A massive stone masonry fireplace provides the focal point for the Living Room; a triangular portion of the southwest roof plane projects beyond the ridge to the chimney and forms a patterned clerestory window opening. The Lower Floor contains the Master Bedroom and Bath, an Office/Study and Guest Bedroom, all of which open onto a ground level terrace that faces southwest. The McAndrews Residence is wood-framed, primarily stucco on the exterior and painted gypsum board interior with wood trim of either redwood or oak. "Carmel" type stone masonry is used both inside and out. The roof is sheathed entirely of copper. The clients requested that Aaron Green design and/or select all furnishings for their new home, choosing to liberate themselves of their lifetime collection prior to starting a new California lifestyle. The residence, sheltered parking and accessory storage enclose approximately 4,200 square feet.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Muller Residence

Muller Residence Oregon House, California

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The Mueller Residence is nestled into a gently sloping three-acre site in the Sierra Foothills to the northeast of Sacramento. Wooded, private and secluded, it enjoys the charm of countryside rusticity and the solitude of rural living. Mrs. Mueller set the tone for their house from the outset. Her modest personal request, "I would simply like to have a loft "tower" space where to retreat, contemplate, and look out over the trees." The design sprang entirely from her wish--a stretched pyramid form reaching to the top of the trees themselves, with spaces stacked vertically within--and topped by Mrs. Mueller's windowed refuge. The Mueller Residence is basically three concentric square floors organized vertically in a logical hierarchy from social to most private. Deep, exposed glu-laminated beams originate from the topmost point and travel down through the corners, each coming to rest upon an elevated square concrete base. In the center of the house is a "utility core" that contains all bathrooms, mechanical equipment and a fireplace at the ground and second floors. The core projects out through the roof and is expressed as a prismatic cap. The larger ground floor contains social spaces of Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen open to the landscape beyond through a continuous ribbon of glass that wraps around this base. One corner off the main entry contains a small study for the owner and a low "wing' extension from the kitchen for pantry and storage. The Master Bedroom, Bath and wardrobe occupy the entire second floor, which itself, is much like a tray, suspended over the floor below. The floor plate for both second and third floors are entirely free of the sloping planes of the pyramid's sides; the four planes serving as both wall and roof. Space is allowed to

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flow freely horizontally and vertically throughout the interior of the pyramid. At the second and third levels, large triangular penetrations through to the exterior become windows, and in other cases balconies. The edge of each floor plate is ringed with low cabinetry and shelves, a practical solution to the obvious need for railing. Mrs. Mueller's tower refuge is reached via a circular stair from the bedroom. The space is extended to the exterior and becomes a charming balcony overlooking the trees. The residence encloses approximately 2,460 square feet and was designed with two low, single story extensions to be constructed in the future as additional bedrooms, gallery and two-car garage. All built-in cabinetry, furnishings and landscaping were designed by the architect.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Ohta Residence

Ohta Residence Soquel, California

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Approximately 3,800 s.f. single-floor residence on a 10 acre ridge site in the Soquel area, Santa Cruz Mountain Range with spectacular views across a second, tree-lined ridge to the Pacific Ocean. The house is well-integrated into its sloping site among groves of oak, pine and redwood, assuring almost complete privacy. A naturally shaped swimming pool and Japanese garden is sheltered between the house and an extensive garden wall of stone and redwood. The house is generous in open volumes of light-filled space; informal with a sense of repose. All of the principal rooms share a sunny orientation to a magnificent ravine--filled with many live oaks and other specimens--and a creek. All built-in cabinetry, furnishings and landscaping designed by Aaron Green as well as selection of carpets and fabrics. Sandstone masonry predominates inside and out. Rooms are warmly accented with a variety of dark woods-teak to frame the abundant windows and rough-sawn redwood for panelling. The roof is covered with red cedar shingles with deep overhangs to protect the spaces from summer heat and inclement weather; overhangs pierced in strategic locations to cast moving sun patterns on the floors and walls. Floors are either integrally colored concrete or flagstone and incorporate a hydronic system of radiant heating. Plaster ceilings and soffits for indirect lighting flow continuously from space to space.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Paul Residence

Paul Residence Stanford, California

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Paulsen Residence

Paulsen Residence Portola Valley, California

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The Paulsen Residence was designed for a doctor and his young family on a steeply sloping south-facing site within a family estate of considerable acreage. The prominent site commands a magnificent panarama over a valley surrounded by rolling, oak covered hills. The sweeping view became a integral feature in the planning and design of the house The client desired the use of natural materials--specifically adobe and redwood--and harmonious textures and patterns to blend in this beautiful tree covered setting; also a feeling of coziness and warmth, yet spaciousness--thus the living room designed as a series of alcoves. Special emphasis was given to the doctor's hobby of painting in the creation of a private artist's studio with separate entry and for hanging paintings in the extended bedroom wing gallery. The "T" floor plan arrangement is conducive to channelling traffic directly from the entrance to the appropriate destination. To the left from the entry stretches the private and intimately scaled bedroom wing. On the right, one is drawn into the vaulted, open light-filled volume of the combined living and dining room and music alcove. Upon entering, one is presented with the broad panorama of the surrounding wooded hills. The construction is exposed, direct and bold in statement of form, purpose and material. Walls and roof supporting masonry piers are angled to provide views in two directions. The roof is gabled and T&G decking is exposed within the interior. The gable ends are glazed, allowing soft, reflected light to filter down into the innermost reaches of the main living space. A flat, visorlike roof circles the perimeter of the house providing deep overhangs where necessary to protect the interior from penetrating sun and glare. The floors are integrally colored concrete or flagstone and incorporate a hydronic system of radiant heating. Built-in cabinets, furnishings, accessories and landscape design were closely integrated to establish a quiet, restful and inspiring environment.
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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Reif Residence

Reif Residence West Hollywood, California


Destroyed by fire

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Built upon a level 50 x 150 city lot and hemmed in tightly by its neighbors, this small house of 1,650 sqft. conveys spaciousness due to its angular layout, extensive use of glass, and garden landscaping. The entry is sheltered within a deep recess centered between two wings of the residence that project towards the street. Upon entering, one is presented with a naturally lit interior enclosed garden, open to the outdoors from above, that serves as a focal point from within the house. Rooms wrap around this gardern and all look into except for one. Once inside, there is not a sense of being closed in or of light being shut out. There is a gentle angularity to the walls, ceiling open in-plane with the roof, and maximum introduction of natural daylighting that together convey a flowing continuity of spaciousness that reaches through the house. The house is limited in width by six feet side yard setback, which are turned into outdoor patios and service yards, allowed to the property line. Six foot high wood fences maintain privacy. The living room is actually at the back of the residence, and by virtue of floor to ceiling glazing, the entire rear yard becomes its extension. To the left of the front door, one turns past the interior garden into a wing containing a master bedroom and bath, as well as a large room for the clients two daughters, which could be subdivided for privacy. To the right of the front door is a smaller wing containing the kitchen and dining area. This roof of this wing is extended towards the street and serves as a carport. This house was located on Kings Road, down the street from the Rudolph Schindler residence. Tragically, the Reif residence was destroyed by fire.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Moss_Rosenbaum Residence

Moss-Rosenbaum Residence District of Columbia

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Two steep slopes and a brook are the challenging features of this heavily wooded lot on the palisades of the Potomac River. A special effort was made to keep the quarter-acre site in it's natural state. The design solution was to suspend the residence above the ravine and allow the creek to flow naturally beneath. Only two trees were cut to make room for the structure, leaving the house nestled snugly amongst the forest of vegetation rising from the ravine floor. The 2,200-square foot house's top floor, which contains a cathedralceilinged living room, dining area and kitchen, is level with the street. A spiral staircase leads below to three bedrooms and a study. Cedar panelling predominates on both exterior and interior, with plaster ceilings and soffits containing indirect lighting. All interior built-in cabinetry and furnishings were designed or selected in order to harmonize with the building design.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Hicks Residence

Hicks Residence Oakland, California

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The plan of the Hicks Residence is comprised of two interlocking triangles, intended to maximize development of an Oakland hills view site that in itself is triangular. The larger triangle contains the living room, dining area, and kitchenall open under a vaulted ceiling in plane with the roof. The smaller triangle contains the master bedroom and bath, as well as a study/guest room. The entry hall bridges these two forms, with a side of each triangle joined together to form a continuous line completely filled with glass and oriented to a view out over Oakland and the Bay beyond. Adjacent to the glass wall is a long sundeck which is directly accessible from all rooms. With the desired one bedroom and one study, the total area of the residence amounts to 1,700 square feet. But with the vaulted ceilings, the main wall open to view, built-in furniture, and an open planno walls or doors cutting up the spacethe actual interior seems comfortably large.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: "The Highlands" Eichler Development

"The Highlands" Residential Master Plan for Joseph Eichler San Mateo, California

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Aaron Green was retained by Joseph Eichler to prepare a Master Plan for a site in San Mateo to be identified as The Highlands. Eichler was a renowned developer and builder of communities of moderate-cost modern homes, whose design were largely inspired by his experience of living in a residence by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Highlands project, from 1961, would have been a development of a northwest section of a samenamed neighborhood, begun by Eichler in 1956. There would be 59 homes planned for the hilled site. Aaron Green prepared three distinctive designs for residences, all completely in contrast to Eichlers built portfolio. Each represented an appropriate response to the varying gradient of the sites topographyall intended to minimize grading operations as much as possible. Sunspot was the simplest of the designs, basically square in plan, single-story, and best-suited for a relatively level site. It was conceptually halved for organization of the spaces within. One half was partitioned for the private bedroom and bath spaces, the other half contained living room, kitchen, and dining and was entirely open-planned. Every space within was open to the broad, sheltering hipped roof above. At its center and highest point was a pyramidal shaped skylight, which introduced pleasant natural daylighting into the middle of the house. Partitions for the bedrooms stopped at eight feet above the floor and then were filled with glass to the underside of the sloping ceiling to take advantage of the same skylight. A massive concrete masonry fireplace, off of center, anchors the living space. Opposite, the entire exterior wall is glazed floor to ceiling, dissolving any visual barrier from the interior to the landscaped rear yard just beyond. The Semicircle was a two-story residence for a more moderately sloping site, and as the name suggests, was designed with a radial theme of arcs and intersecting circles. One entered from the upper level into an open, flowing space, gently arcing away to left and right. It contained the living, kitchen, dining, and a multi-purpose space all united under a flat roof of exposed wood beams and decking. All spaces opened to a broad, projecting balcony that extended the full length of the residence. A circular concrete masonry cylinder at the entry contained a stair down to a full level below. It was naturally lit from above by a large circular skylight. The inboard wall of the level below was a solid retaining wall to restrain the sloping site, and served as a corridor connecting the Master Bedroom/Bath suite, as well as three additional bedrooms and one bathall line upon the outboard arcing exterior wall. Each bedroom opens upon a concrete-paved terrace with views to the landscaped rear yard. A complete set of Construction Documents were prepared for this design. The Arrow was the most dramatic of the residences, a two-story structure as well, and planned for the steepest lots. It consisted of walls angled out towards views and rotated form masses, all under a single, enveloping gable roof. The residence was basically floated above the ground on clustered posts, sheathed in wood siding to become powerful vertical piers. No living space touched the ground; the steep site was largely left undisturbed. As with The Semicircle, the residence was entered at the upper level, which
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contained living room, dining, and kitchen in an open plan arrangement; the bedrooms were located upon the lower level. Though Aaron Greens development scheme was not executed, a client of Eichlers came forward in 1962 and chose to build The Sunspot for his family in Palo Alto.

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Architecture for Places of Worship


Our philosophy and goals have remained consistent and unchanged over time: to produce quality contemporary building architecture that serves as an inviting gathering space, enhances the spiritual activity within and celebrates the experience of faith. The following are selected representative projects for houses of worship. Aaron Green Associates extend their services beyond building architecture to include master planning, interior design, custom casework and furniture design, the design of symbolic features and artwork, landscape design, and the design of identifying signage.

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Architecture for Memorialization


For over 50 years, Aaron G. Green Associates has achieved an distinguished reputation for providing our clients with innovative and highly individualized professional design and planning services for a broad range of project types: distinctive mausoleum and columbarium structures, as well as culturally-focused designs, multi-acreage cemetery master planning, dignified chapels, and mortuaries/funeral homes. We are dedicated to the creation of dignified, beautiful and respectful space for interment, in honor of the deceased, with prime consideration for the comfort and use of the living family during ongoing visitation. The following selected portfolio presents built projects that represent our experience in crafting timeless/low maintenance projects that are tailored to the specific needs of our clients, facilities that are directly functional and efficient, economical, and establish a high standard of architectural character.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: St. Joan of Arc Parish Center

St. Joan of Arc Parish Center San Ramon, California


Client: Catholic Diocese of Oakland

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The Parish Center (22,000 sq.ft.) incorporates spaces serving the congregation and surrounding community. These includes a full-size gymnasium, a large multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, classrooms, pastoral offices, a religious/educational library, staff lounge and conference rooms. It represents the Second Phase component of a Master Plan developed by Aaron G. Green Associates and stands adjacent to the Main Church for St. Joan of Arc, completed earlier by the firm. The design successfully minimized the bulkiness of the gymnasium, typically a massive, boxlike building, which otherwise would have over-powered and over-shadowed the existing church as well as the adjacent residential neighborhood. This was accomplished by a combination of a folding pitched roof form configuration, which shears down at the outside corners, and by siting, which recesses a portion of the building into the existing slope.

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St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Pleasanton, California


Client: Catholic Diocese of Oakland

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The Main Church of the Parish represents the second completed element of a Master Plan by Aaron G. Green Associates. It is primarily hexagonal in plan form, 15,000 sqft. in size and seats 800 individuals. Flanking side wing appendages containing service and utility spaces. The hexagonal base is constructed entirely of integrally colored split-face concrete masonry to the underside of a deep cement plaster overhang. A corresponding hexagonal shallow dome, copper sheathed, covers the main assembly space. The dome is intersected by a tall, eight-sided pyramidal form, also copper-roofed, and both split open down the center by a broad, translucent skylight. As experienced from the interior, the diffused daylighting dramatically highlights the center of liturgical action and presentation. The altar directly below is bathed in pleasant, natural light which is shared as well by the 800-seat nave. The congregation seating virtually surrounds the altar, in a theatre-in-the-round arrangement according to post-Vatican II requirements. All members of the congregation have clear site lines to the altar and thereby develop a connectedness to one another and the celebrant. A strong linear axis is maintained through the center of the Church, from entry from the lobby to the choir area opposite. This allows the celebrant a high degree of flexibility for liturgical furnishing arrangements in front of the congregation, but most of all, the opportunity to incorporate movement, particularly processionals. A full-immersion baptismal, constructed of precast concrete and lined with glass mosaic tile was designed by the architects, in additional to flanking internally-lit glass and wood special cabintets integrated into the adjacent columns (to house related liturgical accessories). Windows to the exterior were designed with precast concrete surrounds. The architects also designed the entry identification signage of precast concrete. A large, original bronze sculpture was commissioned of, and executed by, Heloise Crista of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It depicts St. Elizabeth Seton in a protective embrace of children and is placed prominently over a water pool at the base of the copper pyramid.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Synagogue, American Hebrew Academy

Synagogue American Hebrew Academy Greensboro, NC


Future Construction

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The Synagogue is to be a building of learning. It has been sited and designed to be the building of central focus of the campus. The Synagogue is prominently situated near the lead end of the academic campus axisthe main entrance to the campus complex and conveniently located for all. The Synagogue is near the geometric center of the campus, presenting itself as a symbolic pillar or foundation for campus unity. Its exterior wall surface will be clad entirely of Jerusalem stone. The Synagogue serves a dual function, for both learning and prayer. Its sanctuary is designed for both teaching with tables and chairs, as well as for prayer in a formal or informal configuration. The 15,700 sqft. building is a single-story articulated circular form with a high-domed roof clad in the glazed tile common to all campus buildings. Seating capacity is normal fixed seating for 800, expandable to 1,000. In addition, the building will have four classrooms for Religious Education, a Library, Conference Room, and storage space for moveable chairs and tables. A central, flat floor area will be used at times for other than religious activities, therefore the Bima is mobile and can be stored. Classrooms are convertible to seat moveable chairs for adjunct seating space to the sanctuary for larger religious services.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel

St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel and Pastoral Offices Pleasanton, California


Client: Catholic Diocese of Oakland

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St. Elizabeth Seton is located on a 12 acre site in the City of Pleasanton, which is experiencing extensive commercial and residential development along with corresponding population growth. Aaron G. Green Associates were commissioned to prepare a Master Plan that seeks to maintain an existing pleasant park-like character by retaining as much of the open space as practical and providing generous setbacks from the property line and surrounding residential neighborhood. The Chapel/Pastoral Office building and Main Church were the first two phases of design and construction. The ultimate utilization of the site will allow construction of a Multi-purpose Building, Classroom Building, and a Rectory. The Chapel and Pastoral Offices (11,692 s.f.) were designed to provide a beautiful contemporary structure that is functional, economical and provides multi-purpose use. The building shares a skylighted garden Narthex with the Main Church, thereby uniting entrances and lobbies. Both buildings also share similar building materials and colors, as originally planned and initiated with the first phase Chapel. Common to both, as well, are boldly faceted asymmetrical pyramid forms in direct linear arrangement and address of one another. They are both finished in copper panels with thick, raised battens arranged in a decorative pattern. These forms are space volumes over the Chapel and Main Church Sanctuary, the Churchs being the largest and most dominant, befittingly. The small Chapels pyramid roof is punctuated by diamondshaped skylights, whereas the Main Churchs pyramid roof rises dramatically from grade and is peaked with a large cross.

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The Chapel is designed to provide seating capacity for approximately 200 persons. The Pastoral Offices, located in one wing reached from the central narthex provides for four clergy offices, plus clerical and ancillary functions. In the opposite wing are meeting rooms, separated from the pastoral offices in consideration of their greater activity and noise level. Both wings enjoy generous amounts of balanced daylighting from extensive fenestration on both south and north elevations and an upper clerestory. The spaces are protected from direct heat gain and sunlight penetration through the use of deep overhangs.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: St. John Vianney

Rectory Addition St. John Vianney Walnut Creek, CA

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The design is a successful response to a challenging, ambitious and complex program for an addition to the existing older rectory building; in effect, doubling its original size while still maintaining the residential character and pleasant human scale. An entirely new building containing pastoral offices were added directly to the south with an entry lobby, courtyard and gardens splitting between. The older rectory, once freed of the office spaces it could no longer could contain, was restored to its former residential luster. The second story, consisting of bedrooms, library and baths, was restored, remodeled and fixtures upgraded. It was added to as well, with bedroom/sitting room extensions reaching out in both north and south directions. The final result is a satisfying seamless series of restorations and additions completely sympathetic to the existing Mediterranean/Spanish architectural style of the original building.

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Aaron Green Associates - Civic Projects

Civic and Community Architecture


Civic projects have provided Aaron Green Associates with the opportunity to apply our architectural philosophy and strategies at a larger scale and to a broader user spectrum. Each of our projects reflect a unique response and solution, a deliberate effort to combine environmental sensibility and construction practicality with tangible/appreciable qualities in the form of natural lighting, open space and volume, and dissolving the line between indoors and out. Our designs have been strong and bold, where civic distinction and identity called for such, as well as quietly contextual, yet individual, in order to blend along with residential neighborhoods, as is sometimes the case. As a result, our efforts have provided pleasant, enjoyable working environments as well as service facilities that are valued and well-used by the public. We aspire for all of our civic work to serve as an asset to the Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc. community and a source of civic pride.
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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Sausalito Main Library

City of Sausalito Main Public Library Sausalito, California


Unexecuted Project

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The unexecuted Main Public Library was located to be located in downtown Sausalito and placed within a dramatic site at the water's edge of Richardson Bay with unobstructed views towards San Francisco and the neighboring islands. The plan is a five-sided stretched chevron form with the dominant forward point oriented towards San Francisco to the southeast. The floor is lifted above existing grade by a series of paired pole columns, allowing water to flow below in the event of flood conditions. These same columns extend through the library space to support a broad, spreading roof echoing the plan shape. The deeply overhanging roof hovers above a single continuous space which houses the library collection, creating the open, comfortable feeling of a sheltered pavilion in the outdoors. Floor to ceiling glass fills the two sides which face the bay, allowing for dramatic view opportunity and an extended connection with the environment beyond. The roof is tilted gently upward towards the southeast to allow generous reflected daylighting to fill the volume of space. A trellis at mid-level wraps across the bayside elevation with planting entwined within its openings. From the angled center of this elevation, a terrace projects out towards the water and extends the interior space visually to the outdoors. A departure from conventional library types-- it was the architect's intention for patrons to find these conditions more conducive to browsing for books, then lingering at the furnished lounge for a comfortable afternoon spent reading by the Bay. At the opposite side where the roof approaches grade are the more ancillary support spaces accessed primarily by staff and then the main entry. This streetside elevation is that of a ground-hugging single story building, more pedestrian in scale, scarcely belying the dramatic space which is just beyond. A large multi-purpose room directly adjacent to the main entry was to be available for community use for a variety of local functions. The library project was shelved due to non-passage of public funding bond issue needed to acquire the site. Library and Civic Center were finally housed in a nearby readapted high school building for which Aaron Green Associates were retained to prepare the feasibility and space analysis. The presentation renderings for this project were prepared by John Howe, a long-time associate and Chief Draftsman for Frank Lloyd Wright, who for three years was a member of the Aaron Green Associates office.

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Workplace and Retail Architecture


Aaron G. Green Associates presents a portfolio of distinctive architectural solutions for for the workplace and retail. Each structure represents a singular and highly individual building response due to complex needs based on the various types of function, the occupants, site conditions, building codes, community design restrictions, and owner budget constraints. They are solutions in an appropriate built form that lend a positive physical identity to the businesses for which they are created, and possess stimulating, quality working environments.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Weir Law Office

Weir Law Office San Jose, California


Demolished

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On a narrowing strip of land in downtown San Jose, a virtual isthmus locked by streets and intersections on all sides but one, Aaron Green Associates successfully integrated a small professional law office. Only a single story building on a slightly sloping site, it was elevated just enough to allow ample business parking to occur at semi-subterranean level below grade. This allowed for maximum development of floor area for the office within the overall limited space available. The remaining site outside the setbacks were landscaped by Aaron Green Associates with careful attention towards screening the parking area, partially below grade. In the early 1990s, the City of San Joses Redevelopment Agency began pursuing a high-density housing project for the greater area in which the building unfortunately stood. Although the office structure was much admired by professional architects of the South Bay who fought valiantly for its Landmark Status, the Weir Office building was ultimately demolished.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Medical Offices, Santa Cruz

450 Water Street Medical Offices Santa Cruz, California

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The development contains approximately 40,000 square feet of space housing medical, dental and optical offices and a clinical laboratory. At the center of the site is a small pavilion-like building designed and operated as a pharmacy. The single-story structures are somewhat informally arranged around the central driveway and a circular parking arrangement for 200 cars. Somewhat residential in scale and character, the intent was to create a pleasant and familiar surroundings which would place people at ease, rather than other conventional sterile clinical environments which are associated with illness and unpleasant situations. Each building complex is anchored by a dominant square plan form which serves as main entry and reception lobby for the various offices housed in long "wings" which radiate out from the corners. At the center of the plan is a garden atrium, viewed from the reception area via floor-to-ceiling glazing yet open to the outdoors above. The opposite exterior walls are lined with built-in comfortable seating with windows above glazed in amber glass, softening the light which enters the room. At the exterior, the windows are shuttered with wood panels perforated in geometric patterns. A fireplace within the reception area adds a comfortable touch of home to the experience. Construction is primarily an integrally red colored, textured concrete block. Floors are terra cotta colored concrete and employ an imbedded hydronic system of radiant heating. Naturally colored sand finish plaster and acoustical plaster cover ceilings and soffits. Interior ceilings slope upward along the roof line which provides a spacious character.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Shopping Center

Shopping Center Santa Clara, California

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Greenwood Ridge

Greenwood Ridge Wine Tasting Room Highway 128 Philo, California

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Situated amongst the fertile vineyards of Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, the unique pyramidal structure introduces the casual passerby, visitor or genuine enthusiast to the varietal wines of the small but progressive Greenwood Ridge Winery. The client desired the structure to be warm and inviting, constructed of native redwood and fitting comfortably into the site. The interior volume of the pyramid is filled with natural light from a glass-covered opening at its peak. Generous exterior decks expand the floor space beyond the interior, allowing guests to linger while enjoying the tasting experience, as well as the views. All interior furnishings, exterior landscaping, signage and gates designed by Aaron Green. The building consists of a combination wine tasting and sales room, plus conference room and office on the main floor (2,475 s.f.) with a lower level partial basement for storage of packaged bottles in cartons for shipping (1,700 s.f.). All rough-sawn redwood used in the building was reclaimed from a single log. The 6'-0" diameter log had been felled by lumber operations approximately 30 years previous and had lain in a relatively inaccessible ravine near the winery until the winery discovered it, pulled the log out, and then milled it with portable sawmill equipment brought to the site.

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American Hebrew Academy Greensboro, NC

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Aaron Green Associates Master Plan and Architectural Design represents the winning submission for an Invited Competition to create a college preparatory boarding school for an eventual enrollment of 800 students. The design has been in continuous development and construction since the summer of 1999. The school began its first year of classes in September of 2001. There will be nearly 70 buildings constructed upon the 100-acre site upon its eventual completion. The American Hebrew Academy was established to provide a co-educational college preparatory program and Jewish secondary education to intellectually motivated and academically able students who are prepared to engage in the rigorous discipline of its challenging dual curriculum based upon traditional college preparatory studies together with an enriched program of Jewish studies. This enriching curriculum is taught within the setting of a liberal, pluralistic Jewish boarding school for grades nine through twelve and an eventual capacity of 800 students. It is the first of its kind in this nation. Located on one hundred wooded acres in Greensboro, North Carolina, the American Hebrew Academy features a state of the art campus Master Planned and designed by Aaron G. Green Associates. An original architectural vocabulary of design, featuring blue-green glazed roof tile, copper trim and an exterior wall veneer of stone imported from Jerusalem, was created that is strikingly unique while being sensitive to the natural environment and the topography of the site. Each building and the campus as a whole are integrated
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into the natural surroundings, creating a serene and secure park-like setting in which students feel at ease and at home. Most of the buildings are clad in Jerusalem stone, subtly connecting the physical setting to the history, culture, traditions, and ancient homeland of the Jewish people. It is a Master Plan geared toward pedestrian traffic, with bicycles and electric carts as alternatives. As a rule, cars are left at the campus entrance. The campus borders a 22 acre lake and is balanced between natural areas, residential and athletic facilities and academic buildings. The campus Master Plan also features state of the art Classrooms, Library and Media Center, Athletic Center and Natatorium, Performing and Fine Arts Center, Student Health Center, as well as Student Residences, Dining Pavilion, Student Union, Synagogue, and a Boathouse. The American Hebrew Academy utilizes a closed-loop geothermal system for heating and cooling of all buildings on the campus (the drilled wells are located entirely under the football field). This is the largest geothermal project of its type in the world and an ideal alternative and renewable source of energy.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Fine Arts Center, American Hebrew Academy

Fine Arts Center American Hebrew Academy Greensboro, NC


Future Construction

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The 17,500 sqft. Fine Arts Center is designed to provide for the instruction of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and weaving. Studio and classroom space is provided on two levels plus gallery and administrative office space. At the center main floor level is a central atrium open to the sky, which may at times be used as a sculpture exhibition garden. A sculptural glass canopy over the main entrance will be an interesting and unique architectural feature. The geometry of the building is one based upon a composition of triangles and develops a uniqueness which will add to the visual interest of the entire campus.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Dining Pavilion, American Hebrew Academy

Dining Pavilion American Hebrew Academy Greensboro, NC

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13,620 sqft. single-story full-service dining facility centrally located within the residential region of the 100acre American Hebrew Academy campus. The building can seat up to 1,000 individuals, students and faculty. It also serves as a multi-purpose room for student social functions and activities. A large, tentshaped translucent skylight washes the dining area with natural daylighting. When the weather is inviting, students and faculty can dine on a generous-sized exterior patio and enjoy the beauty of the natural wooded site.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Boathouse, American Hebrew Academy

Boathouse American Hebrew Academy Greensboro, NC


Future Construction

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The Academy borders an existing 22-acre lake which affords an attractive view of water from most any location within the campus. In addition, the lake presents a recreational and sporting component for students and faculty, which led to the creation of a Boathouse. The Boathouse is essentially a 3,000 sqft. storage warehouse on an elevated platform at the edge of the lake, containing an assortment of canoes, kayaks, sailboats and their related equipment, as well as a repair facility. It is rectangular in form with a venting ridge skylight running two-thirds the length of the building. At the exterior, an octagonal platform anchors each end of the building, with separate purposes. The west platform contains a covered pavilion with seating areas for gazing over the lake. It is suited for individual relaxation and group socializing, as well as viewing activities and events taking place out upon the lake. A broad deck runs the length of the Boathouse and connects with the opposite octagonal platform at the east end. This platform is intended primarily for boat launching and outdoor instruction. At water level is a system of floating docks for accessing and berthing the boats.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Student Union, American Hebrew Academy

Student Union American Hebrew Academy Greensboro, NC


Future Construction

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The Student Union will be the students own buildingfor relaxing, recreation, and socializing, as well as containing Student Government and Newspaper offices. It is located along the physical border between the academic and housing areasa stream in a natural ravine--directly adjacent to the Dining Pavilion. There is inviting plaza with arbor and seating in the front yard of the building, from which one accesses the entry to the Student Union. The Main Floor will contain a Caf area, a small General Store, and a large Game Room for billiards, Ping Pong, and the like. At the center of the main floor is an expansive Great Room Loungea voluminous social space with a freestanding, monumental fireplace and capped by a large, translucent pyramidal skylight. One end of Lower Level Floor contains a Multipurpose space for dances, parties, gatherings, etc. The opposite side contains all of the student government and media offices, meeting rooms, and group study rooms.

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Aaron Green Associates - Project: Peace Officer's Association

Santa Clara County Peace Officer's Association Cupertino, California


Unexecutred Project

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This unbuilt project was for a highly detailed Master Plan indicating ultimate development of a 42 acre site as a basis for progressive scheduling of construction of facilities to satisfy training, professional and recreational requirements of the Santa Clara County Peace Officers' Association (SCCPOA). The Association was to function as a central non-profit agency, organized from all the elements of law enforcement within the county, and dedicated to the establishment of a professional society through education, training and recreation for its members. The Association would also serve the community by providing extensive programs and facilities for youth guidance and development. The SCCPOA was to primarily consist of three main functional components: 1) The Woelffel Youth Center---a multi-purpose facility containing a large social gathering space, various work shops, a kitchen and classroom for a total enclosed area of 14,500 s.f. Directly adjacent, a full-size gymnasium containing locker rooms, steam room, work-out and weight rooms for a total enclosed area of 15,500 s.f. Outdoor areas contained tennis, handball, volleyball and basketball courts, baseball fields, a quarter-mile track and a 25-meter swimming pool. 2) The Police Officers' Training Academy---a cluster of buildings containing classrooms; offices; a large multi-purpose space with conference rooms, a mock courtroom, demountable stage and small kitchen; a lecture hall; library and police museum; dormitory complex for 120 persons--total enclosed area of 55,110 s.f. 3) The Association Building---facility containing a dining area for 500 members, outdoor dining terrace, snack bar, kitchen and service areas, recreation room with fireplace, offices for a total enclosed area of 34,460 s.f. The presentation renderings for this project were prepared by John Howe, a long-time associate and Chief Draftsman for Frank Lloyd Wright, who for three years was a member of the Aaron Green Associates office.

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Roux Library Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida


Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Aaron G. Green Apprentice

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Roux Library was an integral component to a Master Plan for a entirely new college campus designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The campus is woven into an existing citrus grove and situated along the edge of Lake Hollingsworth. Along with the library, Wright designed other buildings for classroom/seminars, administration, music, science, industrial arts, an art gallery and studio/workshops, faculty housing, dormitories and a chapel. Aaron Green was an apprentice to Wright during this period and was appointed the task of preparing presentation and construction drawings for the Roux Library. Aaron Green worked solely with Wright and William Wesley Peters, who engineered the building structurally and supervised its construction as well. Roux Library is composed primarily of reinforced concrete, both cast-in-place and masonry units. The concrete blocks are cast in a unique design of Wrights, patterned with recesses and small openings filled with cubes of colored glass which enrich the interiors with subtle varied light. The blocks are used elsewhere in all other buildings, creating a continuity of design throughout the campus. A large circular plan form contains book stacks and serves primarily as a reading room. The concrete roof is carried by deep beams expressed on the exterior with no interior support columns to obstruct the flexibility of the open space. A center area of the circular roof is raised up to form a clerestory for allowing reflected natural light in from above. The main stack area is within a long rectangular plan form which runs tangent to the side of the reading room. The main entry is at the junction of these two forms, one on either side. A series of triangular shape light wells penetrate the concrete roof above to provide natural daylighting at the book stacks.

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"Butterfly Bridge" The Southern Crossing San Francisco, California


Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

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From Taliesin Drawings : Recent Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: Selected from his Drawings by Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc., 1952: When San Francisco began to consider duplicating its famous Bay Bridge, running the second alongside the first, Mr. Wright felt that something should be done to stop that. Something better suited to the times and their needs, to the superb scenery of the area, something more scientific, simpler, quieter could be designed. In the summer of 1949 the drawings shown here were made after Mr. Wright was assured of the support of an internationally renowned engineer, J. J. Polivka, residing in San Francisco. The bridge, all of reinforced concrete, rests upon a series of great hollow piers, penetrating the earth below the bay like spearheads, almond-shaped in section. These are called tap-roots by Mr. Wright Long, hollow, curved slabs like huge fans spring out and spread 80 feet on each side of a pier, supporting the roadway 70 feet wide, carrying six lanes of traffic and two pedestrian walks. Over the main channel of the bay vast twin arches are flung across 2000 feet of water, leaving 200 feet clearance at the center. Each arch carries traffic in one direction and the two are connected at their crowns by a garden, a pleasant relief and perhaps a stopping point for the traffic. Frank Lloyd Wrights Butterfly Wing Bridge was originally intended as a southern crossing of the San Francisco Bay, connecting from its western terminus at approximately Army Street (now Chavez) and Third Street to its eastern terminus upon Bay Farm Island, just north of the Oakland Airport. It was primarily a low, water-hugging viaduct of reinforced concrete until it reached the ship channel where it gradually rose up to become a graceful archway spanning 2,000 feet. At the same time the opposing roadways divided and bowed out. At the center of this arch and its highest point, a disk of reinforced concrete fans out from each roadway across the opening between and merge at their tangent. This allows cars to pull out of traffic and park, and beyond, a lush, planted garden that individuals can leave their cars to enjoy rest and pleasant views of the San Francisco Bay. A large, table top model was built in Aaron Greens 319 Grant office in 1951, where it became a focal point fixture for many years. It was most recently displayed at the Oakland Museum in 1989, in an exhibition dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wrights Butterfly Wing Bridge.

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Lenkurt Electric Company San Carlos, California


Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Aaron G. Green Associate Architect

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The Lenkurt Company was a rapidly growing microwave and telephone communications systems concern, on the forefront of a new technology whose applications are now myriad today yet were only just beginning to evidence potential in 1955. Founder/owners Lennart Erickson and Kurt Appert (providing the Lenkurt firm name) desired to prepare a new production facility which would serve their needs as well as establishing a powerful international identity for their future services and products. Towards these ends they retained the services of Frank Lloyd Wright. The project first came through the office of Aaron Green, then serving as Wright's West Coast Representative in San Francisco. Wright appointed Aaron Green as Associate Architect for the project who then began working closely with the Lenkurt representatives for the next two years as an intermediary for interpreting program needs, marshalling the efforts of various consultants and cost estimating. Frank Lloyd Wright designed a remarkably innovative and flexible scheme for a 200,000 square foot plant for a firm which would employ nearly 3,000 individuals. One of the more thoughtful strategies was in the disposition of parking. In a conventional industrial complex, a great sea of paved parking typically engulfs the plant buildings. However, at Lenkurt, the parking was entirely contained under the building. Parking represents the gound level, fully shaded and weather protected, with access to the workspace above via a series of stair/elevator entries. The main building is supported above the parking by a repeating pattern of tapered columns which, in turn, pass through the work spaces above and spread into a circular pad at the top to actually become the roof. It was based on a similar design used so success-fully at the Johnson Administration Building in Racine, Wisconsin some thiry years previous. For Lenkurt, in the opening formed between the meeting of four columns, Wright created a tent-like pyramidal skylight of glass with copper louvers which could be adjusted in order to control the daylighting. The building is constructed almost entirely of reinforced concrete. Since support for floors and roof were entirely carried by the columns, the exterior walls became screen-like, constructed of modular lightweight precast panels with glass-filled rectangular openings. A three-story open atrium pavilion was designed at one corner of the complex which would contain the cafeteria, auditorium, library, gallery, landscaped gardens and fountain pool--all under a immense sheltering skylight pyramid. Executive offices were on the balcony level of this pavilion overlooking the landscaped inner court and extending to private terraces at the building's exterior. A complete set of Construction Documents and Specifications were finished for the building. The client had selected a General Contractor and construction was set to begin in 1957, when the project was placed on hold. Shortly after, the Lenkurt organization agreed to be bought out by a competitor, Western Electric, likely one of the earlier acquisitions and mergers in what would be the beginnings of todays Silicon Valley. An unfortunate loss, for in the striking and bold creativity of Frank Lloyd Wrights design, as can

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be understood from a study of the renderings and developed Construction Documents, the Lenkurt Electric Building would have attained a masterpiece and landmark status to rival that of Wrights Marin County Civic Center, the West Coast relative of Wrights Johnson Wax Company.

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Aaron Green Associates - Aaron G. Green Biography

Aaron G. Green, FAIA

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Aaron Green was an internationally recognized Architect and Associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. His works were very diverse and included residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, religious, and housing projects. Aaron Greens career spanned over six decades, with fifty of these from his office in San Francisco. Aaron was born in Corinth, Mississippi in 1917, but spent the majority of his youth in Florence, Alabama. He received his architectural education at The Cooper Union in New York City, then returned to Florence in 1939. In short time, Aaron was engaged in residential commissions, one of which being a design for a recently newlywed couple, Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum. Aaron then persuaded his young clients that they engage Frank Lloyd Wright as their architect, and subsequently contacted Wright on their behalf. Aaron served as the clients liaison with Wright throughout design and construction of their home, now a historic landmark structure. Wright was impressed with the young mans dedication, and offered Aaron membership into his apprenticeship group, the Taliesin Fellowship. Aaron maintained a close personal and working relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright for twenty years thereafter until Wright's passing in 1959. During World War II, Aaron enlisted and served in the Air Force for three years as a bombardier in the Pacific conflict. After the war, Aaron somewhat surprisingly did not rejoin Frank Lloyd Wright, but instead set up practice in Los Angeles. He also married a started his family at this time. For a short period, Aaron worked in the office of the renowned industrial designer, Raymond Loewy. Still, Aaron continued to correspond with Wright as well as assist with projects developing in Southern California.

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In 1951, when Frank Lloyd Wright learned that Aaron was relocating to San Francisco, he suggested opening a joint office together where Aaron would not only continue his own independent practice, but would also serve as well as Wrights West Coast representative. They continued on this basis until Wrights passing in 1959. In all, Aaron Green participated in forty of Frank Lloyd Wrights projects and in 1957 was designated by Wright to serve as his Associate Architect for the Marin County Civic Center project. Aaron continued this relationship with Wrights successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects. For fifty years, from the opening of the San Francisco office, to Aarons passing in June of 2001, the scope of his work varied between custom residences and large scale urban planning. Aaron taught as lecturer/ critic at Stanford University, Department of Architecture for fifteen years. His work was frequently published in national magazines, and he received several prestigious national design awards. In 1968, Aaron became a member of the College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects, awarded for design excellence. Following an intensive national competition in 1999, at the age of 82, Aaron was awarded the commission to master plan and design a new co-educational boarding school in Greensboro, North Carolinathe American Hebrew Academy. Over the final two years of his life, Aaron completed designs for 74 buildings to be constructed on the 100-acre campus, several of which were nearing completion of construction at the time of his passing. The trustees of the Academy honored Aaron with their commitment to complete his vision for their campus. The continuing office of Aaron G. Green Associates is also dedicated to this effort as well as extending Aarons legacy far into the future.

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