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January 22, 2019

Book by CoAD Professor Dr. Joongsub Kim published

Springer Press recently published a book by CoAD Professor Dr. Joongsub Kim. The book, titled What Do Design Reviewers Really Do? Understanding Roles Played by Design Reviewers in Daily Practice provides a finely grained examination of the daily challenges and opportunities of design review practice. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy of Cambridge provided funding for research. 
January 15, 2019

Constructing Socially-Responsive Architecture in South Africa, Summer 2019

This summer, Professor Scott Shall will be taking a small team of students, professionals and faculty to South Africa where we will design and construct a school and recycling center using bricks made of plastic recycled from the ocean and other locally-sourced, sustainable materials. The work will be realized in partnership with the International Design Clinic, a registered non-profit that helps to realize socially-responsive architecture around the world, and a diverse group of local partners.
December 17, 2018

Paintings That Heal

A new public art project, realized in partnership with the College of Architecture and Design at LTU, has been installed at the intersection of Alter Road and Kercheval Avenue on Detroit's east side. It was commissioned with the hopes of bridging the gap between communities that sometimes feel worlds apart.
November 27, 2018

Two LTU alumni win Eleven-Magazine's Ideas and Design Competition

Alumni Erik Knauss and Jacob Southard have recently won the Safari category of Eleven-Magazine's Ideas and Design Competition and have entered their Hall of Fame for competition winners.
LTU Detroit Center for Design and Technology
November 21, 2018

LTU's Detroit Center for Design + Technology offers sustainable gifts on Noel Night

Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) will bring back its Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring local, sustainable businesses for Detroit’s Noel Night 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1. The shops will be open from 5 to 10 p.m., offering vintage clothing, home goods, men’s care products, locally crafted chocolates, and more from local designers and makers. The event is free and open to the public. The DCDT Woodward Gallery is at 4219 Woodward Ave. at Willis Street in Detroit.

Detroit Center for Design and Technology
November 19, 2018

Detroit Center for Design + Technology brings back Holiday Window Walk

Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) is bringing back its Holiday Window Walk event for a second year to highlight local creative businesses and designers.
ASID Fellows Poster
November 19, 2018

LTU Alum named to ASID College of Fellows

Dwane G. Adle (BS Interior Architecture, 1992), (BS Architecture, 1992), (Bachelor of Architecture, 1994), (M.Arch, 2012) has been named to the ASID College of Fellows.  Fellowship is bestowed on professional members who have made notable and outstanding contributions to the profession, not only through their work, but also through their demonstrated commitment to ASID and to the interior design industry.  Election to the ASID College of Fellows, the Society’s highest honor, is bestowed on less than 1% of the ASID membership.

Chris Stefani Furniture
November 5, 2018

The Future of Furniture: Discussion with Chris Stefani, Meredith Vyn, and Erica Kimber

This year, LTU’s Interior Architecture program teamed up with Haworth + Airea to run an industry sponsored studio in one of Detroit’s most stunning buildings, The Farwell of Capital Park.  Here, LTU's Chris Stefani sits down with Haworth + Airea to discuss rising trends within the furniture industry and how LTU might best train future designers.
September 10, 2018

LTU Student becomes a Detroit Challenge Fellow.

Carmen Gibes, who earned a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from LTU and is currently studying there for her Master of Architecture, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from Challenge Detroit.   As a Challenge Detroit Fellow, Carmen will have the opportunity to lend her innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to the benefit of Detroit communities.
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September 4, 2018

CoAD Students Recognized in National Competition

LTU students Kirk Paisley, Alin Paul Codreanu, and Stephanie Kortman received an honorable mention in the 2018 ACSA/AISC Steel Competition: Affordable Housing.   Completed as a part of LTU Associate Professor Scott Shall's section of Advanced Design Studio in the spring of 2018, their project, Interstitial Fabric, used the distinct capabilities of steel and steel construction to create a more innovative and sustainable approach to affordable housing.  Their project was one of 8 to be awarded within the competition, out of 300 entries to this national competition which is sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). 
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