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Fall 2022 Lecture: Maged Guerguis

October 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

No cost
white 3D printed sculpture

Join us on October 3 for a lecture presented by Maged Guerguis, assistant professor of Design and Structural Technology and the McCarty Holsaple McCarty Endowed Professor in our School of Architecture. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium, Rm. 109, in the A+A Building at 5:30 p.m.

Guerguis’s lecture, “Soft Boundaries: Extraordinary Methods in Design,” features designs inspired by biomimetic principles found in nature ranging from product design to full-scale high-performance construction systems. Current construction techniques rely on subtractive methods that produce significant material waste, which, in turn, has a negative impact on the environment and the economy. In contrast, additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has the potential to eliminate construction waste and offers innovative, safer, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable alternatives. Soft Boundaries is a multidisciplinary research laboratory investigating the intersections of architecture, engineering, and sciences such as biology, biochemistry and robotics. This work can be considered the first step toward a novel, fully integrated approach to design driven by material economy and has the potential to revolutionize the current manufacturing and construction practices.

This lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public.

Can’t attend? Watch the lecture livestreamed.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held in McCarty Auditorium in the Art + Architecture Building at 5:30 p.m. For last-minute changes to this event, check this page and our website and follow us, @utkcoad.

Read more details about our 2022-2023 Lectures and Exhibits Series.



October 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No cost


Mark Stanley


Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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