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AARON G. GREEN, FAIA: ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE BEYOND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
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AARON G. GREEN, FAIA: ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE BEYOND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

12/7/2017
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States


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Aaron G. Green, FAIA (1917-2001), was unquestionably a leader and proven proponent of the principles of his mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Wright’s philosophy of Organic Architecture. Green, in fact, was Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Coast representative from 1951 until Wright’s death in early 1959, a rarity in Wright’s lifetime to publicly acknowledge another architect as an associate. They shared an office at 319 Grant Avenue in San Francisco and Green oversaw many aspects of more than 30 Wright design works while involved in his own practice. Green was singularly responsible for Wright receiving the Marin County Civic Center commission in San Rafael, a recognized masterwork in Wright’s oeuvre. With more than 300 projects of his own (mostly in the Bay area of Northern California) since he started practicing architecture in October 1948, Green was undeniably one of Wright’s most prolific and creative disciples. Randolph C. Henning, the author of the recently published architectural biography published by ORO Editions on the creative life work of Aaron G. Green, will provide a visually compelling presentation of Green’s almost 65 year long architectural journey.

 


About the Presenter

Randolph C. Henning, the author of Aaron G. Green: Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright, Randolph C. Henning, is a practicing architect living in Lewisville, North Carolina. He has written three previously published books – The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, and At Taliesin – along with numerous articles on architecture published in a variety of architectural journals. He graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree from the University of Florida in 1976 and earned his Master of Architecture degree in 1980 from the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In November 2000 Henning was hired by Aaron Green to be his "eyes and ears" during the initial phase of construction of the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he remained to oversee the culmination of Green’s swan song through 2005.