Through a carefully designed curriculum and emphasis on building systems integration, high performance buildings and integrated project design, students realize their full potential in shaping a sustainable ecology for the built environment.
Welcome to the home of the Architectural Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University! I encourage you to investigate this home page, filled with important information, links and pictures. The Architectural Engineering program at Lawrence Tech is unique and our students are outstanding. The first of its kind in Michigan, our program is a five year combined bachelors and masters program. Through a carefully designed curriculum and emphasis on building systems integration, high performance buildings and integrated project design, students realize their full potential in shaping a sustainable ecology for the built environment.
Student life at Lawrence Tech is engaging, enriching and will enhance your college experience. Apartment style dormitories, intercollegiate athletics, and over 80 student organizations and Greek life provide a well rounded experience for our traditional students. Through these ‘outside the classroom’ experiences, students are able make life-long friends, network with future employers, and exercise their leadership and stewardship skills. From the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) to Soccer, from on-campus tutoring jobs to mentoring middle-school students in imagining their “Future City”, we have something for everyone! Did I mention parking is free and abundant?
Our renowned faculty are committed to providing a challenging and rewarding experience for students through rigorous, stimulating and engaging teaching and learning methodolgies. Most of our faculty within the College of Engineering (CoE) and the College of Architecture & Design (CoAD) are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally in their fields. Nearly all have industry experience and are able to readily connect theory to practice. This balance of educational enrichment, coupled with “real-world” experience helps to connect our students with internships, jobs and industry sponsored research projects.
A pre-eminent program, our program strives to achieve distinction in the areas of integrated building design, engineering and theory. Developed to meet the demands for highly qualified graduates who are driven by their core interests in sustainability, energy efficiency and integrated building design, our students benefit from small classes taught by an active, engaged faculty - not teaching assistants. Through a balance of depth and breadth coursework, active, collaborative learning and opportunities to engage in applied research, students emerge as well-rounded professionals who aspire to lead and innovate a more sustainable environment.
Employers actively seek out our graduates. In fact, many students find internship opportunities at the conclusion of their second year of study and have opportunities to work on projects in collaboration with and to benefit the university, industry or community. In terms of "return-on-investment for undergraduate tuition", Lawrence Technological University proudly leads all other colleges in metro Detroit, and is among the top 30 percent nationally! What does this mean for you? As a graduate from Lawrence Tech, you will be positioned to seek out your chosen area of practice and will have the tools to engage in life-long learning.
Leadership, entrepreneurship, stewardship and friendship are at the heart of the Lawrence Tech experience. Our students engage in a leadership and entrepreneurial curriculum, while giving back to the University and their community through several service projects, organization and attendance at conferences and by holding officer positions in the many professional organizations on campus. It is though experiences such as these, that they build their network of colleagues and friends. Our mission at the College of Engineering is "...to prepare our students to be outstanding professionals characterized by integrity, social responsibility, and a global perspective". Founded in 1932, our University has been home to full-time, day students with flexibility and evening classes for part-time students who may be working full time within in their professions.
Enjoy your journey in discovering Lawrence Technological University and our Architectural Engineering program web site. As you read on, you might find yourself saying, “Yes! They have exactly what I’ve been searching for!"
Prof. Filza H. Walters, Director of Architectural Engineering Program
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us …” John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)