Lead Architect of Malletts Creek and Pittsfield Branches, Carl Luckenbach Dies at Age 86
Wed, 01/12/2022 - 12:37pm by richretyi
Lead architect of Malletts Creek and Pittsfield Branches, Carl Frederick Luckenbach died on January 9, 2022, at age 86. One of Carl’s most celebrated projects included the Pontiac Silverdome, which, when it was built, was the world's largest enclosed football stadium with the then-largest inflatable roof.
Carl was also the lead architect for Malletts Creek Branch, which opened in 2004. A model of sustainable design, Malletts was designed to feature solar heating, natural daylight, a vegetated green roof, and naturally captured and filtered stormwater. Malletts was awarded the 2005 American Institute of Architects Michigan (AIA Michigan) Award for Sustainable Design.
Carl was also the lead architect on the construction of Pittsfield Branch, which opened in 2006. The building was designed to incorporate solar heating, natural daylight, convection cooling, and renewable-resource materials. Both the building and the surrounding landscape capitalized on environmental principles, allowing the overall project to operate more in harmony with the ecosystem and the community in which it serves.
The Ann Arbor District Library celebrates Carl’s contributions to the Library and our community and extends its condolences to his family and loved ones.
Read Carl’s full obituary here.