Sunday, March 06, 2005

Aaron Green Getting it Wright

At the start of his career, Aaron Green got the opportunity every young architect dreams of - to build a home for a sympathetic client, a hometown businessman who was already a patron. But Green gave the job away.

"I don't think I'm the one who should be doing the house," he told the client. "There's a guy named Frank Lloyd Wright."

Wright took the job, and the result for Green was a relationship with Wright that lasted until the Master's death 20 years later and determined Green's direction throughout his career.

In taking the job, Wright asked Green to supervise construction, says architect Jan Novie, who is Green's protege, just as Green was Wright's.

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