Calling all architecture and urban design students in China: the SOM Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 China Prize through April 13th, 2018. Three winners will be given the opportunity to pursue research proposals, each with a $5,000 traveling fellowship.
In January 2018, the SOM Women's Initiative hosted 27 students for its Winter Internship Week. Designed to provide experience and mentorship to young women pursuing careers in architecture and engineering, the program included site visits, training sessions, and other activities.
In the fourth essay in a five-part series for Casabella on Gordon Bunshaft, architectural historian Nicholas Adams examines 9 West 57th Street. Now regarded as a significant work of modern architecture, the building faced initial criticism for its austere presence and was labeled "anti-people."
SOM Associate Director Arathi Gowda will speak on "Reducing Your Material Footprint" at the January meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. The event centers on how to reduce the material footprint of a building while still improving occupant health.
The Los Angeles Business Journal reports on the new 1111 Sunset project in Los Angeles. The mixed-use complex, for which SOM is leading the overall design, would be built on 5.5 acres at the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD).
The Architect's Newspaper reports on recently revealed plans for the 1111 Sunset project in Los Angeles. SOM is leading the development's overall design, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, and James Corner Field Operations is designing open spaces.
AIA has announced the 2018 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, which recognize excellence and distinction in architecture, urban design, and interior architecture. Two SOM projects were honored: the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles and the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library.
Urbanize LA reports on the proposed 5.5-acre 1111 Sunset Boulevard project in Los Angeles. SOM is leading the development's overall design, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, and James Corner Field Operations is designing open spaces.
The Real Deal reports on the proposed 1111 Sunset Boulevard project in Los Angeles. The $600 million, mixed-use complex, for which SOM is leading the overall design, would be built on 5.5 acres at the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the proposed 1111 Sunset project, which will include a boutique hotel and residential, retail, and open space. SOM is leading the overall design, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, and James Corner Field Operations is designing the open spaces.
On January 10th, 2018, SOM Senior Designer Nathan Strieter joined a panel discussion titled "Delivering Greatness: Project Delivery Lessons from the Design and Construction of the Moynihan Train Hall." Panelists spoke about the project's delivery method and the train hall as a whole.
On January 11th, 2018, SOM's San Francisco office will host a panel discussion in partnership with AIA San Francisco and the Judicial Council of California. The goal of the event is to discuss the current portfolio and project objectives of the Judicial Council, and to provide an overview of its upcoming architectural service solicitations.
At the beginning of each year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) releases a report examining every building measuring 200 meters or taller completed during the previous year. The 2017 CTBUH Year in Review features five SOM projects.
On January 23rd, 2018, SOM Associate Structural Engineer Kevin Chang will speak at the Second Annual Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) Young Engineers Symposium in Chicago. The event provides a forum for young engineers to engage in discussion and information exchange.
SOM Design Director Eric Keune has co-authored 100 Buildings, a book on the 100 best architectural projects of the twentieth century. Keune wrote 100 Buildings in collaboration with architect Thom Mayne, scholars Val Warke and Andrea Simitch, and The Now Institute at UCLA.