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James Rose

Architect and Educator, University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville

University of Tennessee Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism

PRESENTED ON MAY 12, 2016
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 19

What can we do together that we can't do individually? This is the
question that serves to unite the efforts of UT College of Architecture
and Design, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and ORNL as partners in
the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism. Based in the
downtown FabLab and taught in conjunction with Phil Enquist and
others from SOM and ORNL, the Governor's Chair studios challenge
students to tackle tough design problems. One such challenge is the
architectural application of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. In
the spring of 2015 a graduate architecture studio was tasked with
developing an understanding of the opportunities and limitations of
this new technology. These findings foregrounded the design and
construction of the AMIE prototype. More akin to natural processes
like seashell growth than familiar construction, the process of
designing and building AMIE has created a platform for global
leadership in this emerging field for UT, SOM, and ORNL.

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By All Means, Craft

BY MATT CULVER
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Matt Culver's focuses on the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab. While this facility may be similar to fabrication shops at other design schools, Matt firmly believes that the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fab Lab is uniquely poised to draw upon a regional legacy of craft. This potential opportunity can help set it apart from other facilities.

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Voyage: East Tennessee to the Gulf of Mexico

BY ALEX OLIVER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

Launching from the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville, follow the adventure of a group of friends as they embark on a 1,000 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Comprised of filmmakers, athletes, and musicians, the crew of 16 set out to gain a new perspective from the ageless wisdom of the river. The film briefly examines the consequences of a society fallen victim to routine, while encouraging the viewer to embrace the rich abundance of life waiting for those who follow their passions.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2015.

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Tennessee Underground

BY CANDICE EAGLE
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

People from diverse backgrounds are drawn to the adventure sport of caving for a myriad of reasons. They come to Tennessee from all over the world to cave in this very special region where some of the longest caves, deepest pits, largest chambers, most fantastic formations, and widest variety of cavelife in the world are found. This is an introduction to caving and the mysterious, awe-inspiring, underground Tennessee landscape that few have seen!

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Knox : 682

BY KEITH KASEMAN
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

“The idea is that if we just use progressive design techniques and agile thinking that maybe we can reformat the city itself into new ideas of space.”

In Knox : 682 from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Keith Kaseman, founding partner of the architecture and design firm KBAS, shares his first 682 days as a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and Design and as a resident of Knoxville, TN.

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The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge

BY ALICE TAYLOR
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.”

In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source -  helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016.

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Red Bird Water Kiosk

BY MICHELLE MOKRY
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

Michelle Mokry shares about the experience of the building of a water dispensing structure with students over the 2015 Spring Break.  The location is in Red Bird Mission located in Clay County, KY. 

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Manhattan Project 2.0, or One Thing Donald Trump Taught Me About Architecture

BY MARK STANLEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation, Mark Stanley uses Donald Trump as an avatar for exploring other contingencies for architecture in the 21st Century. Though the lens of two of his favorite architectures, One Wilshire Tower and The Large Hadron Collider, he projects his future speculative design work onto Oak Ridge National Lab. 

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Lithographic Printing From Pink Tennessee Marble

BY BEAUVAIS LYONS
IN KNOXVILLE

In August 2016, Kate Katomski collaborated with master printer Beauvais Lyons to create a series of prints for Quarry Project – Tennessee. A variety of methods were used, but most include a lithographic run from pink Tennessee marble, positive photo-lithography & monoprint. This collaboration is part of Kate Katomski’s Quarry Project, featured in November 2016 with a video and audio projection on the Knoxville Museum of Art, and exhibitions at the Museum of East Tennessee History and the Knoxville Museum of Art related to the history of the marble industry in East Tennessee. In this presentation Beauvais Lyons shares the history of the marble industry in East Tennessee and the process behind the work featured as part of Quarry Project - Tennessee.