The School of Architecture was established at Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1962 and, with the addition of art and design programs, became the College of Architecture and Design in 1989. The College offers a broad range of professional design programs in addition to architecture, including interior design, urban design, graphic design, industrial design, game art, and other programs. These programs provide aspiring design professionals with a comprehensive education and preparation for careers in design and other relevant and fulfilling public and private sector endeavors.
The architecture program at LTU seeks to develop graduates committed to an articulate and thoughtful approach to socially relevant design. The program supports creative inquiry and critical thinking as the basis for design insight, and clear communication as a design objective. The programs emphasize investigation and collaboration through courses that address relationships among the disciplines, including design, technology, the sciences, and the humanities. Students are expected to maintain high standards of excellence: they are highly respected by employers and win significant design competitions.
Mark Farlow is Director of Design at Hamilton Anderson Associates and a proud alumnus of the Lawrence Tech architecture program. He loves teaching at LTU and cherishes the professional connections he has developed with his classmates, the faculty, and his students.
A: I truly believe that teaching is a civic responsibility. My commitment to the next generation of Architects is manifested through teaching architecture and curating opportunities for their absorption into the profession. I also remind my students that they have a responsibility (as an alum of Lawrence Tech) to give back to those of the next generation.
A: I share my relentless energy with my Lawrence Tech students two evenings per week, teaching in both the graduate-level studios and undergraduate studios. I also serve regularly on student reviews and subsidize the AIAS with scholarships. I really try to stress to my students that they have immense individual potential but that they are, in fact, privileged to have this educational opportunity.
A: Both my architectural and academic career have manifested my well-documented love of architecture. Simultaneous to my academic commitments, I have an unflinching passion and tested ability for creating well-designed, award-winning buildings of architectural distinction and beauty for our community.
The Architecture Program at Lawrence Tech welcomes qualified students from around the world. In fact, we currently have students from at least 45 countries enrolled at LTU. You should also know that your opportunity to continue your professional education through work experience here at LTU now may be extended through the OPT (Optional Practice Training) program under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Enrollment in our architecture degree (BS and M.Arch) and BIM Certificate programs make qualified international students with F-1 visas eligible for the STEM extension such that the standard OPT work internship period of 12 months may be extended for an additional 24 months, for a total of 36 months. This is a great opportunity for students to gain a study and work experience in the United States.