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August 2014

Reception + Introduction to Governor’s Chair at New Fab Lab

August 21, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, COLLEGE of ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN is pleased to invite you to attend a private reception to introduce Philip Enquist, the Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments. This event is by invitation only. GOVERNOR'S CHAIR RECEPTION + PRESENTATION Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM UT FAB LAB, 525 N. Gay Street, Knoxville REGISTER to attend. This is required, as space is limited.   

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September 2014

Governor’s Chair Series: Keith Boswell, SOM Technical Director

September 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Students are invited to attend a lecture and dialogue with Keith Boswell, FAIA, one of the world's leading experts in high-performance buildings, on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in room 113. Keith, an alumnus (B.Arch '81), is presently co-teaching the Governor's Chair Studio with James Rose. In his presentation, Keith will discuss how research plays into the design process. Keith is responsible for executing some of the most advanced and innovative facade systems in contemporary practice, including pioneering custom glazing systems.…

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October 2014

Governor’s Chair Seminar Series: Doug Voigt

October 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Governor's Chair Seminar Series is pleased to present "The Human Footprint" by Doug Voigt on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The event includes a reception at 6:00 p.m. with the lecture at 6:30 p.m.  All activities will occur at 113 of the UT Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.    Doug Voigt, Director of Urban Design and Planning at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, is focused on a variety of urban design and transportation issues and has worked on complex downtown mixed-use projects, new city designs…

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Science Forum: Phil Enquist, Governor’s Chair

October 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

October 24—Philip Enquist, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments, will speak on “Higher Density Living with Higher Quality of Life.” Fridays at noon in Thompson-Boling Arena Café for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the general public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation. The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. http://tntoday.utk.edu/2014/10/07/science-forum-importance-workplace-communication/

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January 2015

Governor’s Chair Seminar Series: Benton Johnson, “Rethinking Embodied Energy”

January 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Urban Mass Timber: Rethinking Embodied Energy"  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Reception at 6:00, presentation 6:30-7:30 UT Fab Lab, 525 N. Gay Street, Knoxville Benton Johnson, PE SE Associate, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Current projections suggest today’s population living in urban areas will double by the year 2050. This concentration of people will have substantial impacts on existing infrastructure and create enormous demand for new mid and high-rise buildings. These new buildings must be constructed in sustainable ways which limit additional carbon emissions. Wood…

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February 2015

First Friday: Governor’s Chair Student Work

February 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Downtown Studio Gallery in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Friday, February 6. Our First Friday event from 6:00-7:30 p.m. will introduce the February lecture - student work completed in the Governor's Chair Studio during the fall semester.

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Cancelled: Governor’s Chair Seminar Series: Kris Takács

February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please note that due to inclement weather, tonight's lecture with Kris Takacs has been cancelled.  Leveraging Transportation Investment to Transform Urban Districts Kristopher Takacs, AIA, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Reception at 6:00, presentation 6:30-7:30 UT Fab Lab, 525 N. Gay Street, Knoxville REGISTER to ATTEND Cities today are by necessity highly connected places. The future holds even more promise for city building that leverages public and private investment in transportation infrastructure to connect…

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March 2015

Governor’s Chair Seminar Series: Scott Duncan, “The Earth Project”

March 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 March 11 | Scott Duncan, “The Earth Project” Throughout his 13-year tenure at SOM New York, Scott Duncan has developed a broad body of work recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the Municipal Arts Society of New York City, and the Chicago Athenaeum. He offers extensive experience in the design and implementation of complex projects in Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East, as well as the United States — including large-scale mixed-use, transportation, commercial, hospitality, and residential developments.  …

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March 2018

Art and Architecture Building with words "Lecture Series"

Lecture: Bill Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

March 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarty Auditorium/Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Room 109
Knoxville, TN
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William F. Baker, PE, SE, FASCE, NAE, FREng, Structural Engineering Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, will lecture on March 5, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The public lecture will take place in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium in the Art + Architecture Building. Baker’s lecture, Architecture and Structures in the Computational Age, challenges architects and designers, “Is it appropriate to create designs that are often extremely inefficient?” Baker is the developer of the buttressed core structural system for the…

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October 2018

Large-scale 3D printer at ORNL

Symposium: Governor’s Chair Additive Manufacturing in Design

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Fab Lab, 525 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37916 United States
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University of Tennessee Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism and UT Institute for Smart Structures present a research symposium The Future of Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing in Design With the promise of unlimited potential coupled with material and energy efficiency, additive manufacturing is changing the way we build, and many of the creators and leading innovators of building-scale 3D printing are located within two hours of the University of Tennessee.   Purpose: Held at the college's Fab Lab at 525 North…

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Governor’s Chair Lecture: Additive Manufacturing in Design

October 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCarty Auditorium/Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Room 109
Knoxville, TN
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University of Tennessee Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism and UT Institute for Smart Structures present a research symposium The Future of Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing in Design With the promise of unlimited potential coupled with material and energy efficiency, additive manufacturing is changing the way we build, and many of the creators and leading innovators of building-scale 3D printing are located within two hours of the University of Tennessee.   Purpose: This symposium and lecture bring together innovators who will…

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November 2018

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Governor’s Chair Lecture: Tim Swanson

November 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 111, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
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Join us for a public lecture by Tim Swanson, chief design officer of Skender Construction in Chicago, on Monday, November 12, 2018. He will discuss the art of modular offsite construction in midrise buildings. As technology advances and construction costs continue to rise, Swanson is exploring the benefits of prefabricated housing. Swanson and Skender Construction are working on their first project using modular building technology to advance the company toward more efficient, affordable housing. Swanson leads Skender’s team of architects…

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