Minoru Yamasaki spoke of designing buildings that would prompt serenity, surprise and delight in those who viewed and used them. He spoke openly of “humanism” in architecture. But what does that really mean in a world of steel and concrete?
Ahad Ali, associate professor and director of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in industrial engineering at Lawrence Technological University, will conduct workshops and seminars at Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for three weeks in December under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
As part of Lawrence Technological University’s Extreme Science Saturdays Program, LTU’s College of Architecture and Design led the program on November 18 to teach high school students from multiple Detroit and Metro-Detroit high schools about city permit approvals and building techniques through the use of the design process.
If the United States really wants to do something about income and wealth inequality, and the fact that it’s getting harder to move up the economic ladder, the country will have to do a better job of supporting education.