SOM Director Derek Moore, an expert on airport design, will present at the Next Generation World Airports Conference in Geelong, Australia on March 1, 2017. There, he will speak about the challenge of designing terminals that are adaptable to change.
In the Chicago Tribune, SOM Urban Designer Dawveed Scully discusses the firm's vision for the regeneration of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, as the city prepares for the arrival of the Obama Presidential Center in nearby Jackson Park.
Curbed includes the SOM-designed Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in an article on the next generation of supertall buildings transforming city skylines across the globe. The 1,739-foot-tall tower in Tianjin, China is due to be completed in 2018.
In 1954, Norma Merrick Sklarek became the first African American woman to earn an architecture license. Hired at SOM the following year, she went on to build a distinguished career and founded her own firm. On the occasion of Black History Month, we look back at her remarkable achievements.
SOM Associate Director Sergio Sadaba will present at Campus Energy 2017 in Miami, an event organized by the International District Energy Association. At this conference on sustainable energy systems, Sadaba will speak about SOM's design for Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta.
On February 24, 2017, SOM Director Nicole Dosso will lead a discussion at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. The event is part of the Leadership Breakfast series organized by the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee.
SOM has been named one of the top 10 companies in architecture by Fast Company Magazine in its 2017 World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. The magazine cited SOM's efforts to expand the range of materials available to architects, including research on sustainable timber high-rise construction.
SOM Technical Associate Director David Diamond will present at the ARCHx lecture series at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on February 22nd, 2017. His lecture will explore the process of designing the Cathedral of Christ the Light, in Oakland, California.
On February 10, 2017, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that SOM Design Partner Gary Haney has been elected to its College of Fellows. The fellowship program is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member.
Curbed highlights Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, designed by SOM, in a roundup of 19 of the most beautiful libraries in the United States. Completed in 1963, it's one of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts.
In its annual Top Giants issue, Interior Design magazine ranked SOM 16th on its list of the top 100 interiors practices in 2017. The magazine also named the SOM-designed JTI Headquarters as the year's most inspiring recent project.
The Denver Post reports on the development boom around Denver Union Station, the SOM-designed transit hub. Sales and property tax revenue last year came in at triple the original projections, demonstrating the project's success as a catalyst for urban growth.
On February 9, 2017, City Design Practice Manager Jennifer Pehr will present SOM's concept to reimagine the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to better serve New York City as it grows to 9 million residents. The event takes place at the AIA New York Center for Architecture.
SOM was recently awarded two new urban planning commissions in sub-Saharan Africa. Located in Nigeria and Kenya, the projects bring SOM's city design expertise to areas that are undergoing significant urban growth.
The City of Raleigh, North Carolina has selected SOM to provide master planning leadership for a multi-building, mixed-use civic campus that will house core functions of City government downtown. The campus will be a transformational investment in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.