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September 11, 2020

LTU Faculty Featured in Upcoming Exhibition

Director of Industrial Design Nur Saltik and adjunct faculty Evan Fey will be featured in Never Normal, an upcoming exhibition by Form&Seek that expresses the ever-changing viewpoint of the designer’s perspective on the built world. Part of Detroit Month of Design the exhibition runs from September 17–December 12 with an RSVP required virtual opening on the 17th and by appointment viewing after that.  

RSVP for the virtual viewing here.

September 11, 2020

Human-Centered Environmental Controls: Humanity+Technology/CoAD lecture: September 17, 6 p.m.

Dr. Choi’s research focuses on developing an integrated human-centered framework for intelligent environmental control in a building. 
August 21, 2020

Cultures of Online Teaching and Learning

LTU faculty members Anirban Adhya, Philip Plowright, Kristen Smith, and Jason Yeom participated in an ASCA panel discussion, hosted by CoAD Dean Karl Daubmann, to discuss and present examples of framework, processes, and strategies for learning and cultivating productive studio cultures in an online environment. The offered conversation is rooted on ten years of teaching architecture and design programs using on-campus, online, and hybrid delivery modes.

You can find the full webinar >here.

August 20, 2020

The Future of the Architecture Profession Amidst COVID-19

On August 17, CoAD faculty Karl DaubmannAnirban Adhya, Eric Ward, and Sara Codarin presented opportunities for professional evolution prompted by the current Covid-19 pandemic. This presentation, hosted by Educational Dynamics, highlighted impactful, Covid-inspired shifts in technology, construction and urbanism.

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.