Architect Of World’s Second Tallest Building Wins LTU Alumni Award

Daniel Winey, the managing principal of the Pacific Northwest and Asia Region for the architecture, design and development firm Gensler, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award at Lawrence Technological University.

The award will be presented Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Architecture Building auditorium on the university’s campus at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Winey will deliver a presentation of his work as part of a lecture series of the College of Architecture and Design. The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.

Winey earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture at Lawrence Tech in 1974. Earlier this year he was elected to the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. He is an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and under his leadership Gensler has made LEED certification a requirement for all architects in its U.S. offices.

Winey has been a member of Gensler’s management committee since 1993 and the board of directors for the past nine years. He is chairperson of the firm’s executive committee, which is focused on developing Gensler’s strategic plan, firm governance, and design excellence.

Having gained experience from opening offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing, Winey has helped the firm develop global practices and open new offices in other countries and here in the United States.

Winey has directed high-profile Gensler projects such as the Shanghai Tower, the second-tallest building in the world at 2,073 feet scheduled for completion in 2014.

“Dan has been a leader in the development of global design practice in the United States, and internationally he has been a leader in promoting sustainable architectural practice,” said Glen LeRoy, dean of Lawrence Tech’s College of Architecture and Design.

Last year Winey was named a Lawrence Tech affiliated professor, recognizing service to the advancement of education at the university.
“He has assisted us in developing our relationships with Chinese schools of architecture and firms in Shanghai,” LeRoy said.

Winey also received the university’s alumni achievement award in 2009.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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