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Lawrence Tech hosts free ArchiLecture Oct. 22

Release Date: October 8, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - Lisa Iwamoto, an associate professor of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, will deliver an ArchiLecture address on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield

The lecture series, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Architecture Building auditorium (A200). A reception will follow in the Architecture gallery (A210).

 Iwamoto will discuss her research on digital fabrication and material technologies for architecture. Her book, "Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques," was published this summer by Princeton Architectural Press as part of the Architecture Briefs series.  

Iwamoto is principal of San Francisco-based IwamotoScott Architecture, which is committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied design research. The firm's projects include full-scale fabrications, museum installations and exhibitions, theoretical proposals, competitions and commissioned design projects.  

She received a master's degree in architecture from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in structural engineering from the University of Colorado. She previously taught at the University of Michigan. 

Lawrence Technological University,, offers nearly 100 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.