SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Glen LeRoy, dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University, has been elected as the Michigan regional director to serve on the national board of directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). His three-year term runs from 2011 to 2013.
He succeeds Frederick Butters, a Lawrence Tech alumnus.
Before becoming dean at Lawrence Tech in 2005, LeRoy was a principal of Gould Evans Associates in Kansas City. From 1980 to 2002, he taught at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, and led the Kansas City Urban Design program from 1987 to 2002.
LeRoy was the 1986 president of the American Planning Association, Kansas City Section, and was later elected president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kansas City. He has served as the educational liaison to the AIA Michigan Board for the last two years.
He is a fellow of both the AIA and the American Institute of Certified Planners.
LeRoy has a master’s degree in both architecture and city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architecture from Tulane University.
The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University offers degree programs in architecture, interior architecture, architectural imaging, graphic design, and facilities management. The college enjoys a rich tradition of highly regarded professional preparation, and over 44 percent of all licensed architects in the state of Michigan hold degrees from Lawrence Tech.
Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey, Traverse City and Toronto. Lawrence Tech also partners with universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.