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March 5, 2021

From prototyping to worldbuilding

How and to what effect is prototyping a mode of inquiry in humanities research and teaching? In this talk, Dr. Jentery Sayers surveys examples across labs and classrooms and then attends to one project in particular: "Remaking the Reading Optophone" at the University of Victoria. 
March 3, 2021

Former CoAD faculty member receives award from ESD

Long-time CoAD faculty member Janice Means is the newest recipient of the Gold Award presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit, which recognizes those who have displayed dedication and outstanding contributions to the fields of science and engineering.

You can read the official announcement as well as register for the virtual award ceremony here.

Tiffany Brown
January 28, 2021

LTU grad Tiffany Brown named new NOMA executive director

The National Organization of Minority Architects has recently named CoAD Alumni Tiffany Brown as its new Executive Director citing her prior leadership on both local and national NOMA Boards as well as her expertise and contributions to the field of Architecture in making their final decision.  

Read more about her appointment here.
January 18, 2021

Lawrence Tech launches spring semester with face-to-face classes, reflection on MLK legacy

The spring semester at Lawrence Technological University begins January 19 with face-to-face classes and, on January 20, a reflection on the legacy and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.
Student working in the buildLab
December 28, 2020

New CoAD Portfolio Scholarship for current Architecture Students

The CoAD is offering a new, competitive portfolio scholarship. All LTU undergraduate students who will be graduating this year and looking to pursue a Master of Architecture at LTU are eligible.  Awards totalling $25,000 will be offered.

Deadline is March 1, 2020

You can find specific scholarship details and submission info here.
Arch of Apocalypse portfolio work
December 16, 2020

CoAD Architecture Students Earn Awards in International Design Competition.

CoAD architecture students secured several top awards in the Architecture of the Apocalypse design competition hosted by Uni Competitions. Adriana Mantke and Sophia Simone were awarded the Editors Choice Award their project Recolonizing Home and Arthur Harris received the Organizers Choice Award for his project Life Support Tendrils. 

 You can check out both projects here.

November 11, 2020

LTU Architecture Student Finalist in 2020 Pops London Design Competition

CoAD architecture student Adriana Mantke placed among six finalists at Pops London 2020 Design Competition, a highly competitive design event that asked participants to explore the emergence of privately-owned public spaces across London. 
October 23, 2020

LTU NOMAS Places Top 7 in Round 2 of Design Competition

Congratulations are in order for LTU’s National Organization of Minority Architecture Students chapter and their recent success at the 2020 Barbara H. Laurie Student Design Competition, a prestigious national architecture competition that saw submissions from 30 talented design schools. NOMAS’ project Fusion placed top 7 overall and received an Honorable Mention in the 2nd round.

October 20, 2020

LTU Receives MegaGrant from Epic Games

The College of Architecture and Design at LTU has recently received a $50,000 grant from the game development company Epic Games. The College plans to use the grant to develop an Unreal Engine training program and build an Unreal Laboratory at LTU, equipped with dedicated virtual/augmented reality spaces and high performance computers.

October 20, 2020

Humanity + Technology: "Finding Nature in the Games We Play"

What if starting up a game could offer us as meaningful a natural experience as going outdoors? Games, especially digital ones, are frequently dismissed as frivolous, arcane, or violent, and people tend to picture those who play them as antisocial boys sitting hunched indoors. This lecture contends that games today offer unique and playfully persuasive opportunities not only to engage directly with environmental issues, but also to foster moments of empathy, loss, care, experimentation, and optimism – ways of seeing and dealing with our troubled world anew.