Wagner Zaun Architecture has named a new addition with the recent hiring of Derek Lehecka, announced Doug Zaun, a partner at the Duluth architectural firm.
Lehecka, who has lived in the Detroit Metro Area until joining Wagner Zaun Architecture, received his Bachelor of Science of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Lehecka worked as a commercial architecture designer for five years upon graduation, and then worked for five years in non-profit community development. This work involved providing case management and support services to low-income and homeless individuals in Detroit. The experience further reinforced Derek’s conviction that “safe, affordable, high quality, and energy efficient housing is a right to all persons,” therefore he is glad to have the opportunity to work for Wagner Zaun where he can further his knowledge on how to make that a reality for others. Much of Derek’s time will be devoted to the Hillside Apartments project, which will create 44 units of permanent supportive housing for families and six units of emergency shelter for homeless families.