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CoAD Film Series - Ruth Adler Schnee
OCT 27 - The CoAD Film Series introduces the work of Ruth Adler Schnee with a screening of "Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee", a film by Terri Sarris. The film premieres in auditorium A200 at 5:30pm.
Professor Gyure lecturing on the Architectural Hunanism of Yamasaki
OCT 23 - Professor Dale Gyure will be speaking this weekend as part of a symposium at Cranbrook on Saving a Legacy: Minoru Yamasaki.  Prof. Gyure will present “Serenity and Delight: The Architectural Hunanism of Yamasaki”.  Lecture will be Sunday, October 23 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
Asst. Professor Crum speaks at AIGA workshop 
OCT 9 - Asst. Professor Lilian Crum spoke at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Frontier Conference in Bozeman, Montana about "Teaching a Healthier Creative Process".
Assoc. Dean Shall receives Ford C3 grant to cut affordable housing cost in half
OCT 5 – Assoc. Dean Shall received a $25,000 Ford College Community Challenge grant that could revolutionize the production of affordable housing – starting with one new home in Pontiac.
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Sherry Tuffin presents work at Digital Humanities Conference
SEPT 30 - Sherry Tuffin, of CoAD's Architecture Resource Center (ARC), presented a paper at the Network Detroit 2016 Digital Humanities Conference at Wayne State University on "The Power of Digital Stories to Strengthen Community at Universities".
Prof. Kim receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant
SEPT 29 – Professor Joongsub Kim has won the National Endowment for the Arts Grant Award (NEA) for his Detroit Studio project "West End Tapestry". This project will transform neglected Detroit parks into multipurpose bike stations through art, design, and community workshops.
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Professor Gyure receives two grants for book on Yamasaki
SEPT 14 – Professor Gyure received two grants to support his work on a new book on the architecture of Minoru Yamasaki.
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SUMMER 2016  
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Farlow named Distinguished Architecture Alumnus
AUG 4 – Mark Farlow has been selected to receive the 2016 Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award by the Architecture Cabinet of the Lawrence Technological University Alumni Association.
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Noted architect Daniel Winey named to Lawrence Tech Board of Trustees
JULY 22 – Daniel W. Winey, chief operating officer of the global architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm Gensler, has been elected to the Lawrence Technological University Board of Trustees.
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Prof. Ragheb and CoAD students recognized by CSI

June 21 - Assoc. Professor Ash Ragheb and CoAD students were recognized with multiple awards from US Construction and Specifications Institute CSI, Detroit Chapter. Dr. Ragheb was awarded Richard Edwards Education Award.  CSI also awarded their annual Robert T. Hobson scholarship to LTU Senior students: MeMe Thinn and Janelle Schmidt with first and second place, respectively.

Professors Bodurow and Hennebury discuss Societal Challenges
June 15 - Professors Bodurow and Hennebury present peer reviewed architectural design and theory research at the EAAE/ARCC International Conference Societal Challenges in Lisbon, Portugal.


College of Architecture and Design

Architecture and Design at Lawrence Tech

The College of Architecture and Design is dedicated to a pedagogy of “theory and practice”, the original motto of Lawrence Technological University. We advocate not one or the other, but both, integrated and coherent. Correspondingly, CoAD offers students insight into grounded design practice, crafted so that our students might enter thoughtfully into current modes of practice and, when appropriate, expand the conversations so that the practices of architecture and design might be more innovative, inclusive, and democratic. We endorse the idea of expanded practice, a “multi-disciplinary” approach to design that includes community-based activities as well as an emphasis upon immersive international experiences. And we promote the notion of advancing practice, design practice and ideas that enable us, as a culture, to make lives better. At the College of Architecture and Design, this idea has reinforced our conviction that technology is a human endeavor and a reflection of people at their best. 

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