UT to Host Panel Discussion on Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy Project

The College of Architecture and Design along with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will host a panel discussion titled “What If? The Role of Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy in our Future” to provide insight into the 3-D-printed building and vehicle that have garnered worldwide attention since their debut.

The panel discussion is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, at McClung Museum. A reception will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby prior to the discussion.

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Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy is a system that demonstrates the integration of generating, using and storing electrical power by sharing energy between a building and a vehicle, both of which were built using the additive manufacturing process of 3-D printing. The AMIE prototype structure was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill with collaboration from students and faculty from UT’s College of Architecture and Design. The structure and its companion vehicle were unveiled at Oak Ridge National Laboratory last month.

Panel participants include Martin Keller, associate lab director for energy and environmental sciences, ORNL; Roderick Jackson, group leader, Building Envelope Systems Research, ORNL; Brian Post, Manufacturing Systems Research Group, ORNL; Brian Lee, design partner, SOM; Benton Johnson, associate, SOM; and James Rose, director, Institute for Smart Structures, UT College of Architecture and Design.

Additional comments will be offered by Scott Poole, dean, College of Architecture and Design; Susan Martin, provost and senior vice chancellor; and David Millhorn, executive vice president and chief operating officer. The panel will be moderated by James Cramer, founder of the Greenway Group.

The panel discussion will be streamed live.