Author Sean Lally to Discuss Energy as Architecture

Sean LallySean Lally, architect and author, will present “The Air from Other Planets” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series.

The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 26, in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building. A brief reception will be held prior to the lecture.

One of Lally's projects, New Energy Landscapes, proposes a future scenario where energy and heating don't fill a building envelope but instead become the envelope. According to Lally, buildings of the future won't have walls and will instead consist of climate-controlled areas of landscape.

One of Lally’s projects, New Energy Landscapes, proposes a future scenario where energy and heating don’t fill a building envelope but instead become the envelope. According to Lally, buildings of the future won’t have walls and will instead consist of climate-controlled areas of landscape.

Lally recently published The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come, which describes architecture that is produced by designing the energy within our environment. He is the founder of WEATHERS LLC, a Chicago-based company that builds teams of architects, landscape architects, engineers, and researchers to explore new opportunities for designing and building.

Lally’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, seeks to place architecture at the center of today’s pressures to engage and inform the industries and policies that will give shape to our environment, our bodies, and the spaces we call architecture. Lally suggests that two of the greatest pressures on society today include humanity’s manipulation of the environment and the advancements in bioengineering of the human body. Existing at this intersection are the physical boundaries that create architectural space.

The Robert B. Church III Lecture Series is an opportunity for attendees to gain unique perspectives on history, theory, and practice in design disciplines and offers participants continuing education units.

For more information about the College of Architecture and Design, visit archdesign.utk.edu.

CONTACT:

Amanda F. Johnson, (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)