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LTU Quadrangle
June 24, 2022

Lawrence Tech president, alumna honored by Engineering Society of Detroit

Lawrence Technological University’s president and one of its recent alumni received honors June 23 at the annual awards dinner of the Engineering Society of Detroit.

June 24, 2022

Lawrence Tech Distinguished Architecture Alumni winners fund new scholarship

Twenty-three of Lawrence Technological University’s most prominent architecture alumni have established a new scholarship to help LTU architecture students with the cost of college.
April 12, 2022

LTU Students Travel to San Francisco for Game Developers Conference

In March 2022, students from the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), and the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) were sent to San Francisco to participate the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), the largest professional game development conference and expo in the US.

March 23, 2022

Altair partnership leads to product innovation for industrial designers

A partnership with a Troy engineering software company is allowing LTU students to use the latest and greatest design software to create innovative product prototypes.

Bilge Nur Saltik, assistant professor of art and design and director of LTU’s Industrial Design program, forged the partnership, now in its second year, through a social relationship with an executive at Altair Engineering Inc.

October 8, 2021

LTU Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award winner tells the stories of buildings

Saundra Little says she’s learning that every building tells a story. And she told some of those stories Thursday night in accepting the Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award from Lawrence Technological University.

East Housing
August 30, 2021

East Residence Hall wins AIA Detroit Honor Award

Lawrence Technological University’s East Residence Hall has been named a winner in the 2021 Architectural Honor Awards of AIA Detroit, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

July 1, 2021

Lawrence Tech revises Interior Design program, offers new degree

Lawrence Technological University has revised its interior design program, and this fall will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree.

Taubman Study
May 26, 2021

Specs Howard School of Media Arts to become part of Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University will become the new home of the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Specs Howard has offered courses in radio and television broadcasting, graphic design, and digital media arts since 1970, and has graduated more than15,000 alumni in these fields.
May 24, 2021

LTU graduates Michigan's youngest male and female licensed architects

Within the next few weeks, Trent Schmitz and Kayla Tear, who graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Masters of Architecture on May 8, will become the state's youngest male and female licensed architects, respectively. This is thanks to both student's participation in Lawrence Tech’s Integrated Path to Licensure program, through which students can complete their required internship and take all exams while earning their degree – an initiative that is only offered at 18 other universities nationwide.

May 12, 2021

Unique LTU program graduates Michigan's youngest licensed architect at age 23

Trent Schmitz, 23, graduated from Lawrence Technological University May 8 with a Master of Architecture degree, a requirement for licensing as a professional architect. And sometime in the next few weeks, Schmitz, of Southfield, will become the youngest licensed architect in the state of Michigan, and possibly the youngest in the country.