Detroit, MI, June 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, was honored with the President’s Award from The American Institute of Architects Michigan (AIA Michigan, www.aiami.com) at the annual Celebration of Architecture at the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
The President's Award was created in 1992 by AIA Michigan to honor architects who practice in the education or corporate field who have made exceptional contributions to the profession and their community through academia, business or government.
Coming from both academic and professional backgrounds, Dean LeRoy sees great opportunities and challenges for design education. The challenges include the growth in information technologies, emerging methods for service and construction delivery, and the increasingly competitive climate for professional practice. Today’s students must possess knowledge and skills that prior generations could not even imagine. Dean LeRoy and his team are working to fashion a curriculum that balances the traditions of design education with the “real world” that students face.
LeRoy has been Dean at Lawrence Technological University since July 2005. Before coming to Michigan, he was a principal of Gould Evans Associates in Kansas City, Missouri. He also taught at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas for 22 years, and led the Kansas City Urban Design program from 1987 to 2002. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor and advisor to the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s program in architecture and urban planning. He was the president of the American Planning Association, Kansas City Section, and president of AIA Kansas City.
The college enjoys a rich tradition of highly regarded professional preparation, and over 44 percent of all licensed architects in the state of Michigan hold degrees from LTU. Among the school’s hallmarks are the award-winning Detroit Urban Studio, the Paris Study Abroad program, and a college-wide commitment to sustainability in design and construction.
The American Institute of Architects Michigan, headquartered in the historic Beaubien House across from the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit, established its awards program to bring to public attention the value and importance of architectural excellence and to recognize those whose notable achievements encourage all to make excellence in architecture the standard.
The mission of AIA Michigan is to serve its membership, advance the values of the profession and improve the quality of the built environment. For more information, please visit www.aiami.com.