The Chicago Tribune reports on Millennium Park being named the top tourist destination in the Midwest region of the United States. Completed in 2004 and based on a master plan by SOM, the park recently received a record number of visitors.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports on Millennium Park's new title as the most visited attraction in the Midwest. Based on a master plan by SOM, the park revitalized a neglected downtown site with contemporary public art works, lush gardens, and a pavilion for live music and theater.
On July 8th, SOM's Philip Enquist will present a keynote speech at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Planners in Québec City. He will discuss SOM's recent work on the Great Lakes Vision, a 100-year plan for the region.
As Chicago prepares for the upcoming Architecture Biennial which opens later this week, Dezeen features 10 projects that helped make Chicago the birthplace of contemporary American architecture. SOM, founded in Chicago in 1936, has played an important part in contributing to Chicago’s architectural legacy with two seminal projects appearing on the list—the John Hancock Center and the Millennium Park Master Plan—alongside architecture masters Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and others.
The Great Lakes, Great Cities, Great Basin exhibit designed by SOM is on view in Illinois at the Highland Park Public Library through September 30, 2015. In addition, members of SOM's City Design Practice will participate in related events on September 19 and 20 respectively.
Peter J. Kindel, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, will speak about SOM's work in Bahrain at an upcoming conference in Hong Kong. His presentation will cover SOM's national planning development strategy, the firm's work in Bahrain Bay, and more.
George Efstathiou, SOM Consulting Partner, has been included on the annual “Middle East Architect Power List" compiled by designMena. The ranking features 10 international architects who have made a significant impact on the region.
SOM fondly remembers Robert Lewis Turner, a former SOM Design Partner who passed away on October 12, 2014. A talented designer and leader, Turner played an instrumental role in SOM projects around the world.
SOM's Great Lakes Vision Plan is highlighted in Civil Engineering magazine. The 100-year vision for the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and Gulf of St. Lawrence watershed was devised to protect the lake system and promote sustainable development.