On July 18th, 2018, SOM Senior Consulting Design Partner Roger Duffy will be the keynote speaker on day two of Perspective USA 2018, a forum hosted by The Plan magazine. The event centers on a discussion of innovations in architecture and design.
SOM will participate in the 2018 symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, an event for which SOM is also one of the sponsors. SOM Partner William Baker and others will deliver presentations at the symposium.
The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the SOM Research Prize. The awards program comprises two $40,000 grants that are designed to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research that address the critical issues of our time.
On July 19th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Dan Herman will participate in a panel discussion with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The event is part of ULI's case study and site tour of the SOM-designed Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California.
Shum Yip Tower One received the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of New York. The project, part of the Shen Ye Upperhills Mixed-Use Development in Shenzhen, China, was honored in the New Buildings category.
The Shanghai Old Town Master Plan has been shortlisted in the 2018 Masterplanning - Future Project category of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards. This year's WAF takes place in Amsterdam from November 28-30.
Research collaborations are a cornerstone of SOM's design practice. On July 19th, 2018, Metropolis Magazine and SOM's Chicago office will co-host "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," a conversation centered on the future of autonomous transit in the city.
On July 11th, 2018, SOM's Peter Kindel will participate in a panel discussion at an event titled "Evolution of the San Francisco Peninsula." Hosted by Bisnow, the gathering will bring together commercial real estate owners, builders, investors, and designers to explore a variety of issues impacting the area.
SOM Director Ame M. Engelhart has been elected to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Governing Trustees, a group that represents the broad membership of the ULI in finding solutions for responsible land use and building thriving communities. Engelhart builds upon more than 30 years of experience for this new role.
In June 2018, SOM’s Chicago office hosted an official delegation from Osaka, Japan. The group’s visit was part of the delegation’s tour of Chicago celebrating the 45th anniversary of the "sister cities" partnership between Osaka and Chicago.
Engineering-News Record California has included SOM on the 2018 Top Design Firms list. Based on revenue from architecture, interior design, and other services out of the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, the publication ranked SOM as 30th out of 95 firms.
Archinect features an interview with SOM Partner Carrie Byles as part of the publication's "How to Get a Job" series. Byles shares insight on interviews, portfolio development, and other matters for job seekers, as well as the office culture of SOM.
On June 20th, 2018, SOM's Philip Enquist was honored with the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Service by the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International in Chicago. A Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning, Enquist received the award for his transformational work in sustainable design.
SOM Associate Director Kevin Conway served as a member of the jury for the 2018 RUMBLE exhibition at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD). The event, A.UD's tenth annual, showcased student work from the school's undergraduate, graduate, and post-professional programs.
CityRealty reports on the topping out of the SOM-designed One Manhattan West and interviews Navillus Contracting on the building's construction. The 995-foot-tall office building is one of three towers in the larger Manhattan West development, for which SOM designed the master plan.