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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.

April 22, 2021

CoAD faculty member receives award in international competition

Unsold Studio – the design agency co-founded by LTU faculty member Lillian Crum and partner Meaghan Barry – recently received a silver award in the technology category from Indigo Awards for their branding work for Citizens Robotics. Indigo Awards is a prestigious internationally recognized design competition. 

Find the full award description and images of the work here.

March 17, 2021

LTU students receive scholarships From Flint AIA

Congratulations to current Lawrence Tech student Trent Schmitz and incoming freshmen Emma Trisch and Ashton Heglas for receiving the 2020 Donald E. Lee Scholarship from the American Institute of Architecture’s Flint chapter. LTU students received three of the five awards given in 2020.  

This award is open to all current and prospective students enrolled in an NAAB accredited architecture program. Learn more about this program or apply for a 2021 award here.

March 5, 2021

From prototyping to worldbuilding

How and to what effect is prototyping a mode of inquiry in humanities research and teaching? In this talk, Dr. Jentery Sayers surveys examples across labs and classrooms and then attends to one project in particular: "Remaking the Reading Optophone" at the University of Victoria. 
March 3, 2021

Former CoAD faculty member receives award from ESD

Long-time CoAD faculty member Janice Means is the newest recipient of the Gold Award presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit, which recognizes those who have displayed dedication and outstanding contributions to the fields of science and engineering.

You can read the official announcement as well as register for the virtual award ceremony here.

Tiffany Brown
January 28, 2021

LTU grad Tiffany Brown named new NOMA executive director

The National Organization of Minority Architects has recently named CoAD Alumni Tiffany Brown as its new Executive Director citing her prior leadership on both local and national NOMA Boards as well as her expertise and contributions to the field of Architecture in making their final decision.  

Read more about her appointment here.
January 18, 2021

Lawrence Tech launches spring semester with face-to-face classes, reflection on MLK legacy

The spring semester at Lawrence Technological University begins January 19 with face-to-face classes and, on January 20, a reflection on the legacy and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.