An architect and engineer of Jewish descent who was born on 26th June 1909 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Lviv Polytechnic (1927). In 1933, he designed a tenement house in Cracow, in Botaniczna Street. He came to Gdynia on 10th September 1935 to design a tenement house for two Warsaw traders. It was located in the city centre, in 28 Abrahama Street. The building which was constructed for Izrael Reich and Wolf Birnbaum, the owners of a company which operated in Warsaw, Gdańsk and Gdynia, combines late functionalism with the luxurious trend of the 30s the 20th c. A tenement house with distinctive winter gardens in the corners has a staircase with wonderful finishing tiled with polished, multicoloured terazzo of various textures.
The architect supervised the construction after its approval on 15th July 1935 and moved into the apartment no. 7 after it was finished. A year later, his wife gave birth to a daughter named Alicja. Reich and Birnbaum’s tenement house is an example of a luxurious facility constructed in years 1935 – 1936. The tenement house is referred to as a gem of Gdynia’s modernism. Apart from the modernist tenement house in the centre of Gdynia, he co-designed the office and warehouse building for the consumer co-operative “Społem” in 59 Władysława IV Street and a cold store in the Gdynia port in 1935 – 1936 together with a Gdynia architect Eliza Unger. On 28th December 1938, he move do Lviv where he died.