Anthony C Gholz Jr was born in Detroit and moved with his parents to Port Huron, Michigan in 1950. Gholz graduated from Port Huron High School and spent six years at Syracuse University attaining an undergraduate AB as well as Bachelor's and Master's of Architecture degrees. Midway through his Syracuse experience he was a member of the Taliesin fellowship of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. he retired from the active practice of architecture in 2011 after 24 years in association with Gunnar Birkerts in Birmingham, Michigan and 15 years as Director of Architectural Design with DiClemente Siegel Design in Southfield. He resides in Troy, Michigan with his wife Mary. They have two adult children.