September 13, 2019Gillam’s Service to AIA TN Recognized
Craig Gillam, digital supervisor of the Fab Lab, was awarded a 2019 AIA Tennessee President’s Award for his years of support of the organization and its members. Using technology in the Fab Lab, Gillam has produced an original aluminum-block plaque for each member of AIA Tennessee who has earned licensure since 2015. When placed together, each year’s collection of plaques represents the flow of the Tennessee River and its dams, and each plaque has the new architect’s name. To produce them, Gillam uses the Haas vertical machining center and sandblaster, and to etch each architect’s name, he uses a ceramic marking spray and the laser cutter.