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Luckenbach|Ziegelman Architects Win Masonry/AIA Michigan Building Design Awards

Robert L. Ziegelman, FAIA, B.Arch.’58, and Carl Luckenbach, FAIA,, B.Arch.’57, are founding principals of Luckenbach|Ziegelman Architects. Three of the firms’ projects received three of the nine Masonry/AIA Michigan Building Design Awards last May 2008 for Bank of Birmingham, Michigan; Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale, Michigan; and the Lubavitch Synagogue in West Bloomfield, Michigan, which is considered one of the 40 best designed synagogues in the history of the United States by American Synagogues: A Photographic Journey. In November 2008 the firm received a 25-Year Award for its work on the Matilda Wilson Aviary addition at a ceremony at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Built 25 years ago and still in use for the same purpose for which it was designed, the Aviary’s all glass addition was attached to the original 1920’s building and was intended to preserve the original classical style with an appropriate modern translucent glass semi-circular structure. The courtyard space topped with a wire grid allows free flight for the resident condor.