Designer of many hotels, malls, and theatres in Detroit, Michigan. He often collaborated with architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci.
He moved to Detroit when he was 12 years old. He was educated at the Detroit Y.M.C.A. Technical School, opening his own firm in 1917.
His work included the Whittier Hotel near the bank of the Detroit River, the Vanity Ballroom, and the Grande Ballroom, best known because of its association with rock ban MC5.
He married and had two children; he did not design any of his own houses.
He designed the Duke Theatre in Oak Park, Michigan, named after Duke Ellington.