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.
On September 22nd, 2017, SOM's San Francisco office will lead a walking tour as part of the 14th Annual Architecture + the City Festival. The tour centers on SOM-designed projects that reflect the theme of this year's festival, "Secret City."
The SOM Women's Initiative (SOMWI) hosted an event at the SOM-designed Alcoa Building (now known as One Maritime Plaza) in San Francisco on July 14th, 2017. The event offered new staff and interns the opportunity to learn about the work of SOMWI and to get to know company leadership.
In honor of International Women's Day, Curbed highlights the contribution that women have made in designing and building some of New York's most iconic structures, including One World Trade Center. SOM Director Nicole Dosso served as Senior Technical Coordinator for the 104-story tower.
New Atlas includes One World Trade Center in a round-up of the most iconic projects it has covered in 2016. Recently certified LEED® Gold, the skyscraper reasserts downtown Manhattan's preeminence as a global business center and serves as an architectural landmark for New York City and the nation.
WBEZ's Curious City ponders the future of Chicago's Willis Tower, 150 years from now: will it be adapted, demolished, or abandoned? John Zils, a senior structural consultant at SOM who worked on the Willis Tower, contributed his expertise, noting the building could last indefinitely with proper maintenance.
In an interview for CityRealty, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth Lewis discusses the evolution of his career at SOM, the iconic projects he has worked on, such as One World Trade Center and Time Warner Center, and his passion for promoting SOM's work in sustainable design.