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August 30, 2019

LTU CoAD hosts Design and Technology Exhibition in Detroit

The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University promotes the notion of advancing design practice and ideas that enable us, as a culture, to make lives better. This idea has reinforced our conviction that technology is a human endeavor and a reflection of people at their best. The exhibition features projects from current students, alumni, and our student partners at Detroit Public Schools that reinforce these values.

This exhibition is located at 1001 Woodward Ave in the ground floor gallery and is free and open to the public. Building is located on the M-1 Rail route. Parking garage is located at 35 State St., Detroit, MI 48226. 
Tickets must be presented to enter, either printed or on mobile device.
August 24, 2019

LTU Alumni granted AIA Associate Award

Known for his experience in design and the built environment, Bryce E. Gamper, BS Arch 2014, is the second LTU Alumni to receive the AIA Associate Award this year. Currently working in commercial design, he has had the opportunity to shape many areas around Detroit. He has served a variety of clients including Bedrock Detroit, Quicken Loans, Detroit Eastern Market Corporation Gardner White, the Hershey’s Company, and Sleep Number. He has also worked for many non-profits throughout Detroit, assisting in the implementation of the annual Light Up Livernois event which has now been incorporated into the yearly Detroit Design Festival.

August 22, 2019

College of Architecture and Design Faculty member receives Associate Award from the AIA

Project manager Tiffany Brown, BS Arch 2004 + M Arch 2007 + MBA 2015, received the award given to those Associate AIA members who show outstanding leadership and creative thinking. Brown has experience in architectural design, construction management, and construction administration, as well as working with the foundations in her community. She has led programs to raise awareness on how representation in design makes a significant impact on firm practice, culture, and education. Given a grant by the Knight Foundation, she has launched 400 Forward, a program that supports the education and career development of the next 400 women architects.
August 20, 2019

Young Architect Award given to LTU Alumni

Architect and artist Laura Walker, BS Arch 2006 + M Arch 2009, received the AIA Young Architect award for her contributions and exceptional leadership in and around Detroit. Walker is known for her many skills including fabrication, painting, and urban design. Through her work at SmithGroup, she focuses on inclusive design, considering the impact that her work can have on the communities around her. She also serves as a Coach through SmithGroups Coaching initiative, serves on the Board of the National Organization of Minority Architects, and serves as a design juror at Lawrence Tech.
August 15, 2019

LTU Alumni Receives Charles Blessing Award from AIA Detroit

Mark Nickita, an alumni of LTU’s architecture program who is nationally known for his role in redeveloping Detroit, is the 2019 recipient of the Charles Blessing award. This award recognizes those who show leadership in planning and civic issues and exemplifies the vision, and commitment and accomplishments of Charles A. Blessing.

Nickita, co-founder and President of Archive DS, has developed many institutional and mixed-use buildings within the urban context. These include adaptive-reuse, historic rehabilitation and new infill buildings as well as educational facilities, loft housing, office and retail projects, typically located on challenging urban sites that require unique design solutions.

LTU students and alumni in South Africa
July 22, 2019

LTU group in South Africa to learn about architecture with recycled materials

On Saturday, July 20, a team of two faculty members, four students, and five recent alumni of Lawrence Technological University departed for South Africa on a three-week trip to design and construct maker spaces, community centers, schools and other much-needed work using materials previously considered almost worthless.

LTU Quadrangle
June 24, 2019

Lawrence Tech, Hartland High School in new agreement for architecture courses

Lawrence Technological University and Hartland High School have signed a new agreement that will allow Hartland students to take two accelerated LTU architecture and design courses in the summer, with scholarship support to reduce costs.
ACE Mentor
May 15, 2019

Berkley High School students win ACE Michigan design competition at LTU

A team of high school students from Berkley High School was recognized as the winner of the 2018-19 ACE Mentor Program of Michigan in an honors dinner Tuesday night at Lawrence Technological University.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
May 11, 2019

Stabenow to LTU grads: "We can't wait to see what you will become"

The way U.S. Sen Debbie Stabenow sees it, today’s society faces many challenges stemming from constant, chaotic change—from a changing climate, to wrenching economic upheavals, to the effects of modern technology, to increasing levels of misinformation and political division. But giving a Commencement address at Lawrence Technological University Saturday afternoon, Stabenow expressed confidence that LTU graduates are up to the challenge.

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.