Photos courtesy Lawrence Technological University
Lawrence Technological University (LTU) hosted a ribbon-cutting and opening reception for its Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT). The event took place Oct. 30 at the Woodward Willis Building in Detroit’s Midtown district. Nearly 100 LTU students are currently taking classes at the center. The DCDT will increase the university’s impact on the city by bringing its Detroit-based programs together at one site and will provide an urban setting for university courses in urban design, architecture, graphic design and industrial design. The event featured networking opportunities among the 200 attendees as well as a host of speakers, including Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones; Harvey Hollins III, director of the Governor’s Office of Urban Initiatives; Amy Deines, interim dean of LTU’s College of Architecture and Design; Douglas Ebert, chairman of LTU’s Board of Trustees; LTU President Virinder Moudgil; LTU Provost Maria Vaz; and Mark Brucki, LTU executive director of economic development and government relations.