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 firm’s 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. Oren’s connection to the office goes way back to when his father was an associate in Aaron Green’s officewhile it was still in Los Angeles.
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.