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3/2/18

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William F. Baker to Lecture at the University of Tennessee

On Monday, March 5th, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the 2018 Architecture and Design Lecture Series. The lecture is part of the Governor's Chair on Energy and Urbanism, a five-year collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laborary, SOM, and the University of Tennessee.

Baker's lecture, "Architecture and Structures in the Computational Age," challenges architects and designers to explore opportunities for efficiency through digital design. "Today’s modern structural engineers find themselves in the midst of an ethical dilemma: Are we the enablers of waste or the facilitators of dreams?" Baker says. "The time has come for a critical discussion."

Throughout his career, Baker has dedicated himself to extending structural engineering through design, research, teaching, and professional activities. One of his best-known contributions to the profession is the buttressed-core structural system that he developed for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure.

Architecture and Structures in the Computational Age

March 5th, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Art + Architecture Building, McCarty Auditorium/Room 109
1715 Volunteer Bldv.
Knoxville, Tennessee 

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