Focusing on research and STEAM fields, Lawrence Tech is a higher learning institute based in Southfield, southeast Michigan. The university was established in 1932 by the Lawrence brothers, and was based in Highland Park until 1955.
The four colleges of Lawrence Tech are Architecture & Design, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Management. An original motto of Lawrence Tech was ‘theory and practice’, and this belief is incorporated across courses. The college of Engineering, dating back to the university’s establishment, has conducted applied research with state and federal governments.
Lawrence Tech also has numerous facilities in nearby Detroit, the largest city in the state and regarded as the car manufacturing centre of North America. The Detroit Studio united design professionals with community outreach programmes, collaborating with around 2000 participants in over 50 studio projects, and has been granted the AIA Michigan President’s Award.
Founded in 2006, the International Design Clinic has been dedicated to much needed design projects across the globe, such as a play area for Romanian orphans made from construction materials, and a water filter costing just $2.
Alumni of Lawrence Tech include architect of Comerica Park, John Buffone, former CEO of Microsoft Steven Ballmer, inventor of the bar code scanner Ronald Knockeart, and John DeLorean, whose model of automobile was famously featured in the Back To The Future trilogy.
Athletics teams at LTU are known as the Blue Devils, competing in the university colours of blue and white. There are eleven men’s varsity teams and nine women’s, and two co-ed teams of Dance and Pep Band.