Edward M. Orlowski is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University, and the former Chair of the Department. He holds a BS in Architecture from Lawrence Institute of Technology, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. He has been a licensed architect in the state of Michigan since 1996, and has practiced with firms such as Luckenbach | Ziegelman, (where he participated in the design of the AIA-award-winning Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn) and the SmithGroup. He was the creator of the first studio related to the topic of sustainability at Lawrence Tech, and has overseen its growth and development. In addition, he has created and directs a graduate-level design studio focusing upon architectural practice within a model of activism. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council Detroit Regional Chapter (serving on that body’s Board of Directors from 2004-2005), the American Institute of Architects, the Association for Community Design, the SEED Network, and Architects, Planners, and Designers for Social Responsibility. He has presented papers to numerous conferences both in the United States and abroad on sustainability and activist design paradigms.