Sep '06 - Aug '08
This weekend, Lawrence Technological University played host to the 2006 Midwest Quad Conference of the American Institute of Architecture Students. The events included a deans pannel with the deans of three local schools of architecture, break out sessions on LEED, presentation, and the profession, as well as a firm tour of Rosetti in Southfield, Michigan, and a tour of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit, and a trip to the Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
From left to right: Stephen Vogel, FAIA, Dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture; Glen Leroy, FAIA, FAICP, Dean of the Lawrence Technological University college of Architecture and Design; Douglas Kelbaugh, FAIA, Dean of the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Jonathan Bahe, President, American Institute of Architecture Students.
The Deans Pannel covered many topics topics that would be of interest to students, including critical regionalism, smart growth, new urbanism, portfolio diversity, BIM, integrated design, outsourcing, client engagement, and land reclaimation.
Lunch - UTLC Gallery
This was followed by lunch in the UTLC Gallery where the work of Donn Perez, an instructor at Lawrence Tech, was on display.
Rossetti - Main Lobby
The Rossetti firm tour was lead by Paul Wong, who also teaches at Lawrence Tech. Rossetti does work in architecture, interior design, graphics and planning. They are currently working on plans for the new Greektown Casino.
Rossetti - Office Lobby
Rossetti - Conference Room Doors
Rossetti - Conference Room
Rossetti - Awards
Rossetti - Model Room
Rossetti - Graphics
Rossetti - Model
Party - Dancing
Saturday night concluded with a party at the Westin. Unfortunately, drinks were a bit too pricey for me to imbibe as much as I would have liked.
Party - Cheers
The Midwest Quad Conference was quite a success and I'm looking forward to Forum in Boston.