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February 11, 2019

Albert Kahn Research Symposium and Exhibition set for Feb. 22 at Lawrence Tech

Albert Kahn, the architect who designed many of Detroit’s most significant buildings, is the focus of a research symposium and exhibition at Lawrence Technological University on Friday, Feb. 22.

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February 10, 2019

LTU alum seeks to 'change the face of architecture,' wins new university award

Despite being 7 percent of the nation’s population, black women make up less than 0.4 percent of the nation’s licensed architects – just 400 out of 111,000. That’s why Lawrence Technological University graduate and architect Tiffany D. Brown created a program to bring more information about architecture to black girls. And that’s a big reason why Brown was honored Sunday with LTU’s inaugural John G. Petty Community Champion Award.

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February 8, 2019

LTU Prof. Dale Gyure: Looking at Yamasaki from all angles

Architectural Photographer Jim Haefner will join Dale Gyure and John Gallagher, who have written books on Yamasaki. They will talk about his initial successes, his personal struggles and the tension between popular and critical taste that surrounds his work. Lauren Parker, who was on the team that restored Yamasaki’s reflecting pool on the Wayne State campus, will moderate.
 
People can sign up for one lecture or all four. If they sign up for all four they get to tour the unique live-work space of artists Monika Essen and Kurt Kastner — see how unique for yourself  http://www.weirdhomestour.com/fortress-of-fun/

Also, check out Prof. Gyure's publication on Minoru Yamasaki here
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February 7, 2019

Brown to receive inaugural Petty Community Champion Award Sunday at LTU

Tiffany D. Brown, a prominent young architect and alumna of Lawrence Technological University, will receive the inaugural John Gordon Petty Community Champion Award in a ceremony at Lawrence Tech Sunday, Feb. 10. The award ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery. LTU’s campus is located at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield (see www.ltu.edu/map).

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January 22, 2019

Book by CoAD Professor Dr. Joongsub Kim published

Springer Press recently published a book by CoAD Professor Dr. Joongsub Kim. The book, titled What Do Design Reviewers Really Do? Understanding Roles Played by Design Reviewers in Daily Practice provides a finely grained examination of the daily challenges and opportunities of design review practice. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy of Cambridge provided funding for research. 
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January 15, 2019

Constructing Socially-Responsive Architecture in South Africa, Summer 2019

This summer, Professor Scott Shall will be taking a small team of students, professionals and faculty to South Africa where we will design and construct a school and recycling center using bricks made of plastic recycled from the ocean and other locally-sourced, sustainable materials. The work will be realized in partnership with the International Design Clinic, a registered non-profit that helps to realize socially-responsive architecture around the world, and a diverse group of local partners.
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December 17, 2018

Paintings That Heal

A new public art project, realized in partnership with the College of Architecture and Design at LTU, has been installed at the intersection of Alter Road and Kercheval Avenue on Detroit's east side. It was commissioned with the hopes of bridging the gap between communities that sometimes feel worlds apart.
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November 27, 2018

Two LTU alumni win Eleven-Magazine's Ideas and Design Competition

Alumni Erik Knauss and Jacob Southard have recently won the Safari category of Eleven-Magazine's Ideas and Design Competition and have entered their Hall of Fame for competition winners.
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November 21, 2018

LTU's Detroit Center for Design + Technology offers sustainable gifts on Noel Night

Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) will bring back its Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring local, sustainable businesses for Detroit’s Noel Night 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1. The shops will be open from 5 to 10 p.m., offering vintage clothing, home goods, men’s care products, locally crafted chocolates, and more from local designers and makers. The event is free and open to the public. The DCDT Woodward Gallery is at 4219 Woodward Ave. at Willis Street in Detroit.

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November 19, 2018

LTU Alum named to ASID College of Fellows

Dwane G. Adle (BS Interior Architecture, 1992), (BS Architecture, 1992), (Bachelor of Architecture, 1994), (M.Arch, 2012) has been named to the ASID College of Fellows.  Fellowship is bestowed on professional members who have made notable and outstanding contributions to the profession, not only through their work, but also through their demonstrated commitment to ASID and to the interior design industry.  Election to the ASID College of Fellows, the Society’s highest honor, is bestowed on less than 1% of the ASID membership.

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November 19, 2018

Detroit Center for Design + Technology brings back Holiday Window Walk

Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) is bringing back its Holiday Window Walk event for a second year to highlight local creative businesses and designers.
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November 5, 2018

The Future of Furniture: Discussion with Chris Stefani, Meredith Vyn, and Erica Kimber

This year, LTU’s Interior Architecture program teamed up with Haworth + Airea to run an industry sponsored studio in one of Detroit’s most stunning buildings, The Farwell of Capital Park.  Here, LTU's Chris Stefani sits down with Haworth + Airea to discuss rising trends within the furniture industry and how LTU might best train future designers.

http://detroitisit.com/chit-chat-the-furniture-industry-with-haworth-airea-and-lawrence-technological-university/
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September 10, 2018

LTU Student becomes a Detroit Challenge Fellow.

Carmen Gibes, who earned a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from LTU and is currently studying there for her Master of Architecture, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from Challenge Detroit.   As a Challenge Detroit Fellow, Carmen will have the opportunity to lend her innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to the benefit of Detroit communities.

http://www.challengedetroit.org/the-fellows
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September 4, 2018

CoAD Students Recognized in National Competition

LTU students Kirk Paisley, Alin Paul Codreanu, and Stephanie Kortman received an honorable mention in the 2018 ACSA/AISC Steel Competition: Affordable Housing.   Completed as a part of LTU Associate Professor Scott Shall's section of Advanced Design Studio in the spring of 2018, their project, Interstitial Fabric, used the distinct capabilities of steel and steel construction to create a more innovative and sustainable approach to affordable housing.  Their project was one of 8 to be awarded within the competition, out of 300 entries to this national competition which is sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). 
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August 23, 2018

HED's Sweeney named winner of LTU Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award

Tracy Sweeney, whose architecture career spans nearly two decades and has been marked by both design awards and tireless volunteer service to the community and the profession, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award by Lawrence Technological University.

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August 17, 2018

LTU faculty members submit architecture proposal for SXSW 2019

Three faculty members from Lawrence Technological University’s College of Architecture and Design have submitted a proposal for the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, and are asking for public support in the online popular vote that will be part of the selection process.
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August 16, 2018

LTU and CoAD Alumni Samantha Szeszulski Receives AIA Detroit's 2018 Associate Award

Sami Szeszulski has been a passionate member of the Stantec Detroit team for over two years, focusing her time there on architectural design, programming, and planning. She received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in 2013. After completing her bachelors degree, she was selected to participate in the Challenge Detroit Fellowship program from over 700 applicants from across the country.
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August 10, 2018

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright home gets ongoing restoration by LTU alumni, faculty, staff

Affleck House, one of just three homes in metro Detroit designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in his Usonian style, is in the midst of a restoration, guided by alumni of Lawrence Technological University, which has owned the home since 1978.
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August 9, 2018

Borrow, Hack, and Ship: LTU at SouthxSouthwest

SUPPORT OUR PROPOSAL AT SOUTHxSOUTHWEST! The 2019 SouthxSouthwest Conference is currently considering including a presentation proposed by LTU professors Karl Daubman, Jim Stevens and Scott Shall. Titled Borrow, Hack and Ship, the proposed presentation will highlight how designers might expand their practice by borrowing and hybridizing approaches from other industries, incorporating hacked tools into fabrication practices and leveraging large-scale tactics from manufacturing.   


1/3 of the selection process will be based upon popular vote. To support the inclusion of this presentation, click here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/84818  The site will receive votes until August 30.   
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August 7, 2018

Professor Scott Shall and The Palgrave Handbook of Bottom-Up Urbanism

Palgrave Publishers recently published Associate Professor Scott Shall's research into socially-responsive architectures in The Palgrave Handbook of Bottom-Up Urbanism. His chapter, "Guerrilla Architecture and Humanitarian Design", focuses upon the generation of crowd-sourced architectures within extra-legal settlements.

For more information about Shall's research, please visit his website: internationaldesignclinic.org.  
For more information about the publication, please visit Palgrave Publishers.


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August 6, 2018

Detroit Designs the World will air again Friday October 5th

Detroit Designs the World, a PBS documentary, debuted in June 2018 and examines the region's rich history as a world center of architectural innovation and design. Providing commentary are several Lawrence Tech alumni as well as Dr. Dale Gyure, LTU professor of architectural history.


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August 6, 2018

Affleck House shoot promotes 1960s-themed dinner

LTU's Affleck House provided the perfect backdrop for a photo to advertise an upcoming Mad Men-style dinner being hosted by frame in Hazel Park. For more information about the event, click here. To learn about Affleck House tours, click here
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July 16, 2018

LTU Alumni and CoAD Professor Dale Gyure feature in PBS documentary "Detroit Designs the World"

Detroit Designs the World, a PBS documentary, debuted in June 2018 and examines the region's rich history as a world center of architectural innovation and design. Providing commentary are several Lawrence Tech alumni as well as Dr. Dale Gyure, LTU professor of architectural history.

See Detroit Designs the World from Detroit Public TV on Vimeo.
July 9, 2018

CoAD Alumnus Kenneth R. Van Tine Elected NCARB Regional Director

Kenneth R. Van Tine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, was elected as an NCARB regional director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) 99th Annual Business Meeting. Van Tine was nominated to serve on the NCARB Board of Directors by the Mid-Central Conference (Region 4), which is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. 

Van Tine is the technical design principal, chief financial officer, and a founding partner of inFORM studio, a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Chicago that practices throughout the United States and internationally. 

He earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Van Tine is LEED-certified, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and holds the NCARB Certificate. He is licensed to practice in Michigan and 31 other states, as well as Washington, DC.


Read More at ncarb.org
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June 8, 2018

Lawrence Tech students and faculty contribute to architecture and design exhibition in Venice.

CoAD is in Venice! A team of CoAD faculty and students and recent graduates have an installation on display in the exhibition, “Time Space Existence,” now open in the European Cultural Centre in Venice. Running concurrently with the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition features 100 architecture and design teams from 6 continents...[ Read full article ]
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May 3, 2018

LTU students design 20th anniversary logo for MotorCities National Heritage Area

The MotorCities National Heritage Area has begun celebrating its 20th anniversary with special branding designed by students of Lawrence Technological University.

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May 2, 2018

LTU's design ideas for revitalizing Old Redford to be showcased Thursday night

A couple of chance conversations have led Lawrence Technological University, its students, its faculty and its staff into a long-term project to produce ideas for improving Detroit’s Old Redford neighborhood on the city's northwest side.
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March 29, 2018

Moudgil: LTU making good on strategic plan's goals

Lawrence Technological University is emerging as an applied research powerhouse while continuing a successful transition to an undergraduate-focused residential campus. That was the word from President Virinder Moudgil this week at his annual State of the University address, attended by about 200 faculty and staff.

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February 28, 2018

Albert Kahn lecture and "Guardians of Detroit" gallery talk at Lawrence Tech

Albert Kahn, the man who designed Detroit’s powerhouse industrial buildings, is the focus of a lecture, gallery talk and exhibition at Lawrence Technological University on Wednesday, March 28.
February 20, 2018

CoAD alum Kathryn Grube wins National Award for Color Design

Lawrence Tech graduate Kathryn Grube's functional color design work for classrooms and labs at the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) wins a national award. Grube, with JCCCs Interior Design Department, was recognized for Project of Distinction in the 2017 Educational Design Showcase for College Planning & Management l Spaces 4 Learning Magazine.

Read more about the project here.

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February 19, 2018

Detroit Future City Competition

The Marburger STEM Center's executive director, Dr. Sibrinia Collins helped mentor a team from Farwell Recreation Center - DPRD, which was led by Ms. Katrina LeFlore and Chris LeFlore for The Engineering Society of Detroit's Future City Competition on January 22, 2018. The team brought home the 2018 Building a World of Difference Award.

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