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GRCC / Lawrence Tech Partnership to Highlight Careers in Architectural Design at Special Event - Opportunities in “The World of Architecture and Design” Topic of Presentation

September 25, 2012 Grand Rapids, MI - Glen LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, dean of the College of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will be the featured speaker on the Grand Rapids Community College main campus on Monday, October 8.The event is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. in the auditorium of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center.

LeRoy’s presentation will focus on opportunities in The World of Architecture and Design. His appearance is the result of a unique regional partnership forged in 2011 between GRCC and LTU, which gives GRCC students the opportunity to obtain an Associate in Architectural Design then transfer to LTU, in Southfield, MI, to complete a Master of Architecture degree.

LeRoy, an architect, urban planner and educator, has extensive practice and academic experience. He has received over 70 national, state, and local design, planning and civic awards. He has also taught and lectured extensively across the United States and internationally in Paris, London, Beijing and Shanghai. He is a Fellow at the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and at the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP).

According to David Dye, professor of architectural design at GRCC and the event organizer, in addition to talking about opportunities in the professions of architecture, LeRoy will be discussing the architectural engineering, transportation design, interior architecture, graphic design, interaction design and game art programs offered by LTU.

“The great thing about this partnership is that it allows students taking both the Integrated Design Studio and the Architectural Design Associate degree at GRCC to transfer to Lawrence Tech with junior status and complete the Master of Architecture program,” said Dye. “We’re fortunate to have someone like Glen, who has such great expertise and passion about this profession, joining us for this special event.”
This event is free and open to the public.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 32,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.