The Architect's Newspaper explores the new federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, designed by SOM. The article examines the building's structural engineering, security features, and energy efficient design in detail, including its daylighting strategies that reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Brian Lee spoke at Solar Decathlon China, an event that challenges student teams to design full-size, solar-powered houses. At the event in Dezhou, China, he presented on sustainable design and research at SOM, and also led discussions with student and faculty teams.
Five SOM projects are featured in "CTBUH Year in Review," an annual report with data on the world's new tallest buildings. Beijing Greenland Center, Tanjong Pagar Centre, 252 E. 57th Street, Ningbo Bank of China, and Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Financial Building made the list.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has honored the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan with the 2017 AIA Institute Honor Award. The joint planning effort will realize the long-awaited vision of a bold, fully integrated mixed-use urban district, with a vibrant transportation hub at its core.
Los Angeles Downtown News reports on the proposed Olympia project, designed by SOM in collaboration with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. With three towers, the tallest of which will reach 65 stories, the complex contributes to the city's growing downtown skyline.
Luke Leung will chair a session at the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas. His session, titled "Indoor Air Quality in the Airline Industry," will explore the findings of research teams from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Boeing, and Kansas State University.
The San Francisco Chronicle features 350 Mission as an ambitious and compelling addition to the city's skyline. The office tower's innovative design and structural engineering includes a street-level public space that aims to encourage social interaction.
Business Insider includes the SOM-designed Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch in a list of the most beautiful libraries found in each U.S. state. Opened in 2015, the library serves as a new civic, educational, and social hub for Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Connect Commercial Real Estate features the proposed Olympia Towers project in downtown Los Angeles. With three towers designed by SOM in collaboration with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, the highest of which will reach 65 stories, the complex will connect the Financial District and South Park neighborhoods.
Dezeen covers the proposed Olympia project, designed by SOM in collaboration with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. The development contributes to the downtown Los Angeles skyline with three connected high-rises that include residential units, shopping and dining amenities, and landscaped open space.
Wired Magazine features two buildings designed by SOM in a review of the year's best architecture. The recently opened federal courthouse in Los Angeles and the newest building at the U.S. Air Force Academy both made the list.
This holiday, members of the SOM team volunteered at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, preparing and serving meals for those in need. The team toured the center and learned about the organization's mission and its initiatives, and prepared and served a meal for the community.
The Architect's Newspaper features the recently revealed Olympia mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles' entertainment district. Designed by SOM in collaboration with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, the three-tower project includes 1,367 residential units, 40,000-square-feet of retail space, and 115,000-square-feet of open space.
SOM hosted a final review for students from Northwestern University's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering as a part of an integrated design studio led by Eric Keune, Arathi Gowda, and Christian Hartz, which focused on the design of sacred religious spaces.
LAist reports on the potential future skyline of downtown Los Angeles and the recently announced Olympia mixed-use development across from L.A. Live. SOM's design for the multi-tower project, a collaboration with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, includes a tower that would be the tallest residential building in the State of California.