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Architect Victor Saroki to speak at Lawrence Tech Jan. 19

Release Date: January 6, 2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Birmingham architect Victor Saroki will speak at the Entrepreneurial Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 5:45 p.m. in Lear Auditorium (T429) of the University Technology and Learning Center at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile, Southfield.

The event, which is scheduled to run to 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Saroki has led Victor Saroki & Associates Architects PC for more than 25 years. The firm’s commissions include theaters, restaurants, retail spaces, galleries, hotels and residences. His work has won more than 60 design awards and has been recognized in dozens of publications.

He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is president elect of AIA Michigan, and Saroki & Associates was named AIA Michigan’s firm of the year in 2007.

Saroki has two architecture degrees from Lawrence Tech and received the university’s Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award in 1998 and an honorary doctorate in 2008. He is a trustee of the university.

The Entrepreneurial Lecture Series is sponsored by WWJ Newsradio 950, the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report, the Lawrence Tech chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and the Legends entrepreneurial alumni organization.

The next speaker in the series will be Kit Tomkow, president of Michigan Environmental Controls Inc., on Feb. 16.

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student groups and NAIA varsity sports.