AB Architekten is a full-service architectural firm founded in 2002 by partners Matthias Altwicker and Alexander Blakely. Their combined experience includes design and construction of residential, commercial, and educational projects in the United States and Europe. AB Architekten is particularly committed to environmentally conscious building design with a focus on implementing solar energy systems. Locally they are consultants to the Nassau County Planning Federation and members of the Sustainable Long Island Design Assistance Team. They have received grants to conduct photovoltaic research projects with Long Island Power Authority and the New York Institute of Technology. In August 2007 AB Architekten were invited as resource team members for the Regional Plan Association at the Long Island Mayors Institute on Community Design.