National and State Architecture Organizations to Visit Lake Washington Institute of Technology on March 8

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Leslie ShattuckDirector, Communications & Marketing(425) 739-8236

Kirkland, Wash. – On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the Washington State Board for Architects will visit Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) to meet with students and faculty in LWTech’s Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering (CADE) department.

The meeting will include a presentation by the NCARB and the state board that will educate students about available pathways from their current program into the architecture industry. Following the presentation, students will lead the board members on tours of the CADE classrooms and studio spaces, including a new Innovation Lab, a maker space with laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC machines, and wood shop. While the state board visited LWTech two years ago, this is the first time that the NCARB has been to the college. 

“I am pleased to welcome members of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and Washington State Board for Architects to our college. Our Architecture students and faculty are doing great work, and it’s an honor to have these organizations on campus. We are happy they are able to see, firsthand, what our students are learning as they prepare to enter the workforce," commented Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech.

The CADE department at LWTech offers degree and certificate programs in the areas of Architectural Technology, Mechanical Design Technology, and Civil Design Technology. Each CADE area offers Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees, which are transferable to four-year colleges and universities that have articulation agreements with LWTech. For example, LWTech Architectural Technology graduates can transfer with junior status into the Architecture Studies bachelor degree program at Washington State University, then become eligible for an accelerated one-year master’s degree program. LWTech is the only institution in western Washington to offer this type of architecture program.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees, 57 associate degrees, and more than 90 professional certificates in 48 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.