On March 30th, 2017, SOM's Chicago office will host an event on digital design, during which SOM Associate Neil Katz will present on computational design strategies for environmental simulation. The International Building Performance Simulation Association is organizing the event.
Fast Company has selected three SOM projects as finalists in the 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. The program recognizes companies, products, policies, designs, and ideas that show how creative problem solving can make a positive global impact.
The New York Times highlights three university projects that are transforming New York City. SOM created the master plans for two of these: the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, and Columbia University's Manhattanville campus, designed in partnership with Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
"The Engineering of Architecture" opens on March 22, 2017 at ArchitekturSalon in Cologne. The multimedia exhibition focuses on SOM's integrated structural and architectural design practice, presented through models, video, photography, drawings, sculpture, and interactive animations.
SOM, working in collaboration with NIA Architects Inc., will realize one of Chicago's first co-located housing and public library branches. Located in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, the development includes a one-story public library branch and two four-story residential buildings.
Contract Magazine covers SOM's design for The Milstein Center, scheduled to open in 2018. Located at the heart of the New York City campus of Barnard College, the 128,000-square-foot interdisciplinary building will become a hub of academic and intellectual life for the students and faculty.
Structure magazine features a piece on Poly International Plaza in Beijing. Written by the project's structural engineering team, which was led by SOM Partner Mark Sarkisian, the article details the many design elements of the elliptically-shaped building.
Architizer has announced four SOM projects as finalists for the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards. One of the most comprehensive awards programs in the world, the A+ Awards feature more than 100 distinct categories and represent projects from more than 100 countries.
The SOM Women's Initiative hosted a screening of "The Making of an Avant Garde" on March 9, 2017. The film, written and directed by Diana Agrest, explores the creation and enduring legacy of the New York-based Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies.
On March 23rd, 2017, Paul Danna will join other local architects at a panel and roundtable discussion hosted by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association. Titled "The Inside Track on Southern California Projects," the event will take place at the California Club in Los Angeles.
On March 24th, 2017, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council will host "The State of the Food Desert," an event centered on the issue of access to healthy food. SOM's Raven Hardison and Halina Zarate will present on their work with Food Oasis Los Angeles.
On March 30, 2017, SOM Design Director Eric Keune will deliver a presentation on SOM's legacy in Chicago at the Cliff Dwellers Club. He will discuss SOM's long history of work in Chicago, as well as the firm's newest projects in the region.
Luke Leung will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2017 Spring Conference of the Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE. His talk, titled "Live Long, Healthy, and Low Energy," will explore correlations between the built environment and quality of life for urban residents.
In anticipation of 1500 Mission, John King from the San Francisco Chronicle identifies how the proposed residential tower could revitalize the area once known as "The Hub." Pending city approval, the tower would be the first major new project in the neighborhood.
The New York Chapter of the AIA announced SOM's Public Safety Answering Center II as a winner of the 2017 Merit Award for Architecture. The program honors outstanding design by New York City architects, as well as projects in New York City designed by architects from around the world.