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ACD
May 9, 2019

2019 ACD Fellowship open for applications!

ACD is offering a 9-month fellowship (July 2019 - March 2020) for practitioners who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in community-engaged design. The Fellowship will provide strategic and holistic support for a small cohort of designers, planners, and other built environment professionals, in order to build their capacity to practice community-engaged design.

Visit the 2019 Fellowship page for more details on the program.

Game Design Rankings
May 8, 2019

LTU's Game Design Program Ranks #17 in the Nation According to Animation Career Review

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is home to the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), which houses the Department of Art and Design. Here, aspiring game designers can earn a BFA in Game Art. Per the school, students in the program take an Integrated Game Studio sequence throughout their Sophomore and Junior years, “that acts as a platform for professional practice, bringing together the University's disciplines in order to produce and release games within the curriculum itself.”

The Game Art curriculum “employs an industry-applicable approach that includes art asset creation, asset integration, defining narrative and storytelling techniques and collaborative development practices between artists and programmers within the Game Software Development program under the Arts & Sciences College at Lawrence Technological University.”

The project-focused, multidisciplinary program highlights courses such as 3D Animation, Integrated Game Studio, Game Mechanics, Scripting for Game Design, Computer Games and Animation, New Media, Electronic Methods for Imaging, and Life Drawing.

Not only does the program provide students with the skills and tools needed to succeed in the field of Game Design, “but it has graduates hitting the ground running with full-fledged game releases before graduation." 

Check out the entire article and list here, along with their ranking criteria here

Affleck House
April 24, 2019

LTU's Affleck House Featured in the Detroit News

Professor Dale Gyure and the faculty at LTU were featured in an article in the Detroit News last Friday about the Affleck House. Check out the article here
Research Day 2019
April 5, 2019

LTU's seventh annual Research Day sets more records

Lawrence Technological University’s seventh annual Research Day set more records in a new, larger home.
March 9, 2019

CoAD Professor Aaron Jones installs new Mini Greenhouse/Movie Theater in Detroit

Commissioned by the Wright Museum, the “Shine a Light Off-the-Grid People + Plant Conservatory” is a solar-powered pod-like structure that features video art installations. This highly-designed modular lean-to structure is made of cedar support beams, with sloping roof-wall panels lined in back projection film that allows it to display projections on two sides. The structure is intentionally multi-purpose: its interior chamber, which houses two projectors, also serves as a small greenhouse space during months when outdoor film festivals are less frequent. The entire pod runs off the adjacent solar array.

Check out the full article here 
March 8, 2019

LTU Student's work featured in January issue of the Plymouth Pulse

Josh Dee presented his project to classmates, alumni, and community partners on December 13 at the Activist Architecture and Design open house event. “The 32-page booklet provides an illustrative and readable overview of how the regulations control the size, height, and location of buildings on one’s property,” he said. “The illustrations are all done in a way that resonates to someone as if they were looking at actual buildings, not diagrammatic or plan views which usually require some amount of technical perception.”

See the full article here
Fisher Building.jpg
February 11, 2019

Albert Kahn Research Symposium and Exhibition set for Feb. 22 at Lawrence Tech

Albert Kahn, the architect who designed many of Detroit’s most significant buildings, is the focus of a research symposium and exhibition at Lawrence Technological University on Friday, Feb. 22.

Petty award
February 10, 2019

LTU alum seeks to 'change the face of architecture,' wins new university award

Despite being 7 percent of the nation’s population, black women make up less than 0.4 percent of the nation’s licensed architects – just 400 out of 111,000. That’s why Lawrence Technological University graduate and architect Tiffany D. Brown created a program to bring more information about architecture to black girls. And that’s a big reason why Brown was honored Sunday with LTU’s inaugural John G. Petty Community Champion Award.

Yamasaki Cover Dale Guyre
February 8, 2019

LTU Prof. Dale Gyure: Looking at Yamasaki from all angles

Architectural Photographer Jim Haefner will join Dale Gyure and John Gallagher, who have written books on Yamasaki. They will talk about his initial successes, his personal struggles and the tension between popular and critical taste that surrounds his work. Lauren Parker, who was on the team that restored Yamasaki’s reflecting pool on the Wayne State campus, will moderate.
 
People can sign up for one lecture or all four. If they sign up for all four they get to tour the unique live-work space of artists Monika Essen and Kurt Kastner — see how unique for yourself  http://www.weirdhomestour.com/fortress-of-fun/

Also, check out Prof. Gyure's publication on Minoru Yamasaki here
John G. Petty (left) and Tiffany D. Brown (right)
February 7, 2019

Brown to receive inaugural Petty Community Champion Award Sunday at LTU

Tiffany D. Brown, a prominent young architect and alumna of Lawrence Technological University, will receive the inaugural John Gordon Petty Community Champion Award in a ceremony at Lawrence Tech Sunday, Feb. 10. The award ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery. LTU’s campus is located at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield (see www.ltu.edu/map).

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