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Petty award
February 10, 2019

LTU alum seeks to 'change the face of architecture,' wins new university award

Despite being 7 percent of the nation’s population, black women make up less than 0.4 percent of the nation’s licensed architects – just 400 out of 111,000. That’s why Lawrence Technological University graduate and architect Tiffany D. Brown created a program to bring more information about architecture to black girls. And that’s a big reason why Brown was honored Sunday with LTU’s inaugural John G. Petty Community Champion Award.

Yamasaki Cover Dale Guyre
February 8, 2019

LTU Prof. Dale Gyure: Looking at Yamasaki from all angles

Architectural Photographer Jim Haefner will join Dale Gyure and John Gallagher, who have written books on Yamasaki. They will talk about his initial successes, his personal struggles and the tension between popular and critical taste that surrounds his work. Lauren Parker, who was on the team that restored Yamasaki’s reflecting pool on the Wayne State campus, will moderate.
People can sign up for one lecture or all four. If they sign up for all four they get to tour the unique live-work space of artists Monika Essen and Kurt Kastner — see how unique for yourself

Also, check out Prof. Gyure's publication on Minoru Yamasaki >here
John G. Petty (left) and Tiffany D. Brown (right)
February 7, 2019

Brown to receive inaugural Petty Community Champion Award Sunday at LTU

Tiffany D. Brown, a prominent young architect and alumna of Lawrence Technological University, will receive the inaugural John Gordon Petty Community Champion Award in a ceremony at Lawrence Tech Sunday, Feb. 10. The award ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery. LTU’s campus is located at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield (see

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.