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Research and Documentation Study of The Founders Residence of Lawrence Technological University as a Demonstration Project for Sustainability based Education

Nickola Gjurchinoski, B.S Arch/M.Arch Degree, Candidate Graduate Research Assistant Daniel L. Faoro, RA Associate Professor, Archietcture Dept. Research advisor Lawrence tEchnological Unveirsity , Dept. of Architecture,21000 W. 10 mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

The Lawrence Technological University Alumni house was designed in 1959 as a residence for the first President of the university. It was designed by Earl Pellerin, the first university  professor of architecture and Dean of the Architecture Department. Today, it is used for meetings and events and as an office space for the Alumni Staff. This purpose of this study is to utilize this existing architectural campus landmark as a learning opportunity to benefit the students, faculty, and university alumni community to provide capital forma­tion both in terms of knowledge and financial resources to  serve as a demonstration project  to  promote a  sustainable campus environment.The study conducts  architectural  based research on the use of relevant sustainability metrics, whole building energy analysis and simulation studies documents and  examines recent research into the role and use of Presidents Houses in American Universities. The work utilizes professional practice-based standards to provide an 'as-built' record of the house for the university records and archives, records the history of the house, the improvements to the house, and examines the potential to implement sustain­able retrofits based on a case example project from a regional university. The study provides an implementation plan to support  the  outcomes




Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Nikola Gjurchinoski

Institution: Lawrence Technological University

Type: Poster

Subject: Architecture & Interior Design

Status: Approved


Time and Location

Session: Poster 1
Date/Time: Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm
Session Number: 2055