The Governor’s Chair program brings exceptionally accomplished talent to Tennessee. Funded by the state and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the program attracts top researchers to broaden and enhance the unique research partnership that exists between the University of Tennessee (UT)—the state’s flagship university—and the nation’s largest multiprogram laboratory.
In May 2014, Philip Enquist of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), along with a select research team, was named Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism. The team administered projects through the UT College of Architecture and Design and ORNL.
The Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism was an ambitious, complex, and multifaceted five-year collaboration between SOM, UT, and ORNL. The goal of this unique collaboration was to explore what the city of the future might be, from the micro- to the macroscale.
This book is an internal documentation that carefully organizes and presents all the efforts from this collaboration, from the ones that turned into tangible outcomes to the forward-thinking ideas and projects that influenced and will influence future initiatives beyond the framework of the Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism.
With contributions by Meiring Beyers, Philip Enquist, Iker Gil, Roderick Jackson, Benton Johnson, Scott Poole, Scott Reinhard, James Rose, David Schalliol, Drew Wensley, and Thomas Zacharia.
Editor: Iker Gil
Editorial Assistance: Philip Enquist
File Coordination: Karen Widi and Aslinur Taskin
Copyediting: Michelle Benoit
Proofreading: Michelle Benoit
Main Photography: David Schalliol
Maps: Scott Reinhard