Edward Olencki

edward olenckiEdward Olencki (1922-2002): Olencki studied architecture in Chicago at IIT under Mies van der Rohe, who invited him to work with him after graduation. He joined the U-M faculty in 1948. In breaks from teaching, usually in the summer, he managed to design at least four area houses, a Detroit office building, and worked on several churches. The house at 2601 Heatherway, arranged in boxes similar to some of Mies van der Rohe’s work, but in brick, was designed for Olencki’s colleague Leonard Eaton, who taught architectural history. Olencki worked with Joseph Albano, a colleague at U-M.