James Rose

James Rose AIA is director of the Institute for Smart Structures and a distinguished Lecturer and adjunct assistant professor of the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. A faculty member since 2004, James is the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and built work including an Architect Magazine R+D Award, an AIA Innovation in Technology Award, and recognition as a Design Intelligence Most Admired Educator. In addition, he has co-authored papers on building technology with colleagues at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. James is an architect, educator and industrial designer with a keen interest in the intersection of material and process. His research and practice focus on sustainability, design/build education and the architectural implications of emerging technologies. Recent regional projects with global significance include the world’s first net-zero 3D printed polymer building with ORNL and SOM and a collaboration with Local Motors Industries focusing on parametric design and additive manufacturing at architectural scale.