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NOCA MODERN Architect Detail

Body of Work:
Water Street Medical Offices
Aaron Green Gas Station

Aaron Green was born in Corinth, Mississippi in 1917 and raised in Florence, Alabama. He studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York. In 1939, Green became an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wright invited Green to join Taliesin West but Green enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a bombardier during World War II.

Following his military service, Green moved to Los Angeles, worked as a designer with Raymond Loewy, and set up his own architectural practice. In 1951, Green relocated to San Francisco and founded Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc. For the next eight years, in addition to his own architectural firm, Green served as Wright’s West Coast representative. The two would collaborate on some forty projects, until Wright’s passing in 1959.

Over a career spanning 60+ years, Green designed over 200 private residences. He also designed public housing, civic buildings, office buildings, and churches. Green embraced Frank Lloyd Wright’s principle of organic architecture. A man with impeccable taste, his buildings are bold yet also reflect a quiet tranquility.

Member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1950-decease

Fellow of The American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1968

Body of Work includes: V.C. Morris Store (1948), San Francisco (collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright);

Marin Civic Center (1962), San Rafael (collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright);

Medical Offices, Santa Cruz (1964);

Weir Law Offices, San Jose (1964);

Shopping Center, Santa Clara (1968)

Selected Bibliography:

Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc. web site

“Signature Style: Aaron Green / Getting it Wright / Bay Area architect formed his style within the ‘organic architecture’ of his mentor,” Dave Weinstein, San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2005.



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