Department of architecture

Architects aim to design  buildings and spaces that are inspiring, sustainable, and functional for the people who live and work in them. At LTU you’ll learn from professional architects and designers who have the experience and knowledge to prepare you for a career of your own. You’ll not only learn the “theory” of your profession, but also the “practice,” the day-to-day realities of working as an architect and designer. You’ll tackle real-world projects and learn to interact with clients and confidently make presentations. Your professors are committed to instilling the right balance of foundational knowledge and skill you need to pursue the career you want in the field of architecture.


  • Dec. 18 groundbreaking for new Midtown Detroit, Inc. building anchored by Lawrence Tech


    Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) is breaking ground on a 30,000-square-foot, three-story commercial building at the corner of Woodward Avenue and W. Willis Street that will have Lawrence Technological University (LTU) as the anchor tenant.

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    Jan 2

    LTU joins international conference on smart cities


    In September, Associate Professor Constance Bodurow and four master’s degree candidates majoring in architecture, urban design and environmental graphics attended a week-long program at the Torino Summer School on Urban Studies for the Smart City at Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO) in Turin, Italy.

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    Oct 24

  • Koehn wins LTU's architecture alumni award


    Grand Rapids architect Bryan Koehn, BSAr’86, MAr’89,  is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award presented annually by the Architecture and Design Cabinet of the Lawrence Technological University Alumni Association.

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    Sep 18

    LTU student reaches finals of British design contest


    LTU third-year architecture student Brett Tripp was a finalist in a worldwide design competition held by Shaderlight, a major 3D rendering software company based in the United Kingdom.

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    Sep 16

  • Architecture alumna wins Challenge Detroit fellowship


    Challenge Detroit, an urban revitalization program focused on attracting and retaining talent in Detroit, has selected recent Lawrence Tech graduate Samantha Szeszulski as one of 33 fellows who will live in Detroit and work in the metro area for a year. She received her bachelor’s degree in architecture in May.

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    Aug 13

    LTU architecture adjunct named Kresge Fellow

    Lawrence Technological University Adjunct Professor Charlie O’Geen has won an unrestricted prize of $25,000 as one of 18 Kresge Artist Fellows in the Literary and Visual Arts for 2013 recently named by Kresge Arts in Detroit.

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    Aug 7