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August 19, 2020

LTU Student Presenting at Fall 2020 Michigan Academy Conference

CoAD student Nikola Gjurchinoski, advised by faculty member Dan Faoro, will present his research as a part of a Research Assistantship with Professor Faoro, at the Fall 2020 Michigan Academy Conference. The academy is a professional non-profit association that fosters scholarly dialogue from faculty and graduate students of its member institutions.

You can get more conference info here.

USGCB news item
August 12, 2020

CoAD Students Sweep Design Competition

Architecture students at LTU have swept the awards at the 2019-20 U.S. Green Building Council Detroit Region Student Design Competition.  The competition challenges students, working individually or in teams of up to six students, to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology to provide sustainable architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environments. Congratulations to Kayla Tear, Nick Crawford, Trent Schmitz, Andy Donlin, Evelyn Ehgotz and Thea Donahue!

You can view the winning entries here.

Tiffany Brown Feature
June 15, 2020

LTU Alum speaks on leadership to Architectural Record

Tiffany Brown, BS Arch 2004 + M Arch 2007 + MBA 2015, recently spoke to Architectural Record about inclusivity in the architectural field.

As a leader in the architectural community, Ms. Brown provides information on how her initiative 400 Forward works to provide Black women with mentorship in the architectural profession.  She is also an executive board member for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), through which she advocates for diversity and fellowship in the architectural community.

You can read the full article here.

Broekman News Item
June 15, 2020

LTU Alum Ian Broekman featured in AutoWeek Review

Ian Broekman, Chief Innovation Officer at MI-Spec Automotive (MSA), was featured in AutoWeek.  Broekman focuses on design and branding at MSA, an aftermarket specialist based in Auburn hills. Their Ford F-150 package features an improved engine, a molded fiberglass front fender, new grille, logo, pushbar and lights as well as many other new graphics.

You can read the review here.
MAF News item
June 12, 2020

LTU Students awarded MAF Scholarships

The Michigan Architectural Foundation awarded scholarships to two LTU students in 2020.

The 2020 American Institute of Architect’s Scholarship of $1,500 was awarded to Ryan Johns, a rising graduate student at Lawrence Technological University. He was also awarded the 2020 Katherine and John Banicki Scholarship. The national AIA provides funds for an exemplary architecture student. 

The 2020 Daniel W. Toshach & AIA Saginaw Valley Chapter Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 was awarded to Jessica Brethour, a first year graduate student at Lawrence Technological University. This award is given to a deserving student with a well-rounded application and portfolio with preference given to applicants from the area served by the AIA Saginaw Valley Chapter.

You can learn more about these awards >here.

June 4, 2020

LTU Alum Featured in Hulu Documentary About Inclusive Design

Tiffany Brown, BS Arch 2004 + M Arch 2007 + MBA 2015, is featured in the Hulu documentary Design For All. This documentary discusses how an inclusive approach to design affects our culture, our communities & our lives. You can watch the trailer here. Tiffany Brown is a leader of 400 Forward and a founding member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.  

Daubman news item
May 30, 2020

CoAD Dean Karl Daubmann Speaks with Archinect About the Online Master of Architecture Degree Program

In an interview with Archinect, Daubmann unpacks the program's decade-long experience in providing an accredited online masters education. In the interview he discusses common misconceptions about choosing an online degree, online studio culture, and building trust with students. You can read the interview here.

TD news item
May 28, 2020

LTU Alum Featured in Muscle Car Month

Transportation Design Alumni, Daniel Kangas, had a redesign for the Porsche 911 featured in an Auto Revolution article. Kangas has worked on the design of the Bronco R, Mustang Shelby GT500 and a few police vehicles. To read the feature and see his re-design click here.

May 10, 2020

LTU's Stefani named to Crain's '20 in their 20s'

Christopher L. Stefani, BAr’14, MAr’16, was named to the 2020 list of ’20 in their 20s’ early career high achievers in the May 4 edition of Crain’s Detroit Business.
LTU Campus
April 21, 2020

Registration open for summer classes at LTU

Students can register now for summer semester classes that begin Tuesday, May 26, at Lawrence Technological University, including fast-track certificate programs in rapidly growing career fields. In keeping with social distancing guidelines imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, all classes will be offered online in the 2020 summer semester, which ends Friday, July 31.