SOM will participate in more than 20 events at this year's AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. The conference, which features approximately 70 educational and networking events, includes seminars, workshops, and a two-day Architecture Expo at the Javits Center.
Beginning on June 17th, 2018, a selection of models highlighting the structural engineering of several SOM-designed projects will be shown as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Engineering NRW in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The exhibition is titled "Visionaries and Everyday Heroes: Engineers - Build - Future."
BBC's Rachael Gillman interviews SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener for the "Witness" history program. Gottesdiener discusses the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the complex political and social factors that influenced the subsequent design of One World Trade Center and the surrounding site.
ArchiteXX interviews SOM Director Nicole Dosso about her two-decade-long experience at SOM. She touches upon her contributions to key projects such as One World Trade Center and Moynihan Train Hall, her approach to the technical side of design, and the lessons she's learned along the way.
Popular Mechanics gives a brief history of skyscrapers through seven pivotal examples of their development and evolution. SOM's Willis Tower and the Burj Khalifa are featured in the list, as is SOM structural engineer Fazlur Kahn for his pioneering role in using the tubular column system.
Curbed features 20 largescale developments in New York City's five boroughs. Hudson Yards, the Manhattan West Development, Cornell Tech, and the World Trade Center are included as projects that are transforming the landscape of the city.
On November 2nd, 2017, the Travel Channel will air a program called "The Secret Life of America's Tallest Buildings." William F. Baker, SOM Structural Engineering Partner, is featured in the program and shares insight on Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).
Dezeen reports on "Faciem," a series of prints on view at Tokyo's Designart festival. Created by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and inspired by the impact of abstract art on modernist architecture, the prints feature the SOM-designed Willis Tower and Lever House and other 20th century skyscrapers.
Vice reports on the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, a citywide celebration now in its second iteration. The SOM-designed Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the world's tallest building until 1998, is noted as one of the architectural innovations for which the city is recognized.