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Chapter Meeting–Platt Boyd, Branch Technologies

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Platt is the Founder and CEO of Branch Technology who practiced as an award winning architect for 15 years prior to leaving a partnership three years ago to found Branch. His fascination with natural beauty and amazing structures led to the initiation of a new technology using freeform 3D printing combined with conventional materials to robotically prefabricate architectural assemblies with resource stewardship and unprecedented design freedom. The Cellular Fabrication (C-FABâ„¢) method takes its cues from proven methods observed in nature, where material use is minimized, but form is free to become almost anything.

Branch has evolved from an idea to a global leader in large scale 3D printing, having produced the largest 3D printed pavilions in the world in 2016. They have received awards ranging from Inc, Dezeen, and the publishers of Architect Magazine to the State of Tennessee where they are located. They are working with the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and corporate partnerships to further develop the technology to produce load bearing composite walls used for homes and commercial facades.

Registration links available in October.

Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

The Foundry on the Fair Site
747 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN United States
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