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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.
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September 24, 2020

LTU Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award winner to give design talk online Oct. 1

David Richards, whose award-winning architectural career included designing the Palace of Auburn Hills and downtown Detroit’s Compuware building, will accept the Lawrence Technological University 2020 Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award in a public online forum Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.
September 16, 2020

CoAD Faculty Honored in Crains 2020 Women in Design

CoAD faculty members Lillian Crum and Nur Saltik, and adjunct faculty members Tiffany Brown and Laura Walker, were recently named to the prestigious Crain's 2020 Women in Design. The Women in Design award celebrates women from all areas of design, based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others.

You can find them, as well as the other winners, here

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.

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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.