The Engineering Society of Detroit joins with Lawrence Tech in mentoring young students from our local community’s STEM Middle School. The students participated in the Future City Competition on February 1st, 2017. They were the recipients of the “Architectural Engineering of an Integrated, High Performing City” Award. STEM Middle School Team l was sponsored by Lawrence Technological University. We thank ESD for their ongoing community outreach, and and their endless commitment to cultivating young engineers.
Michael Paciero, Lawrence Tech ‘ 15
As an architectural engineering major at Lawrence Tech, Michael Paceiro has a passion for sustainable development projects. As a Michigan native, he also has a passion for preserving his state. In pursuing his Fellow project, he sought to combine these passions while developing himself as a balanced man.
Paceiro recently led a 50-man team through a sustainability-focused construction project known as “reconstruction” with his chapter brothers and friends. In this method, a building that would otherwise be torn down and sent to the dump in scraps is instead analyzed for the value of its individual parts. Then, using a specialized method, the building is carefully deconstructed to preserve the usable parts of the structure. With these parts in tact, developers are able to design and construct new buildings using the materials.
Paceiro said while the project was focused on sustainable building, he also used the opportunity to educate his team on the grim reality that many Detroit residents are facing concerning the sustainability of their city. The team had the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the local residents during the project, exposing them to the people most impacted by the challenges. The increased awareness has motivated many of his chapter brothers to get involved in other service opportunities in the metro-Detroit area.
Paceiro and his team are now not only working to complete the deconstruction process, but also seeking funding to design and build a prototype house in Detroit utilizing the materials from the project.
It is with great anticipation and pride that capstone advisor Professor Ralph Nelson and his second cohort of Architectural Engineering graduate students informs you of their “First” place in three of the four categories in which they entered, for the national Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27.
Congratulations to Israel Ortiz, Rebecca Tritt, Hayan Awde, Diana Brazier, Steven Gunther, Andrea Bedi, and Thomas Oziem who competed against Penn State, Univ. of Nebraska, Kansas State University, MSOE, WPI, Drexel, Oklahoma State, and Missouri Science & Technology, all together a total of ten teams. This group walked away with First Place in three out of four categories.
Knowing that many of you were watching from afar (in your company conference rooms or on your PC), the students tremendous efforts, and dedication from full and part-time faculty and industry mentors, is indeed a reason for celebration and for our gratitude. This accomplishment further validates the level of depth and breadth of knowledge acquired by our graduates.
Comments from the judges include: “Three words…Wow, Simple, Elegance, Fun flow taking the tour, Consideration about the neighbors, Loved the Bow Ties :), Enjoyment shines through presentation, Working well together”.
Thank you for your individual support, contributions and well wishes!
Prof. Filza H. Walters, FESD
December 31, 2014
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Lawrence Technological University
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture and Design
The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit (BEC-GD), a subcommittee of The
American Institute of Architects of Detroit (AIAD), has established for the first time, a BEC-
GD scholarship for students. The BEC is dedicated to the advancement of the building
enclosure to foster effective performance of building exterior. The BEC-GD will award one
$1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year to a student who is currently enrolled in
an architectural or building engineering science curriculum. It is the goal of the BEC-GD to
grow the award amount, quantity of awards, or both, and the number of schools
participating in the scholarship program.
We are respectfully requesting your assistance in this endeavor. Enclosed are the
Scholarship Requirements and Application for your information and use. Please inform and
distribute these two documents to sophomores, juniors and seniors students. Questions
may be addressed to:
Building Enclosure Council – Greater Detroit
Attention: Donald Bauman AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
7430 Second Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Fax: 313-202-7122 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The best way to show you how effective the Architectural Engineering Summer Camp can be is to take you there! Watch this video!
Get an insider look at some of the resources this cutting edge program offers, not only for Lawrence Tech students, but for any aspiring high school-er.
For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/architectural/index.asp
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