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.
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 9th, 2017, Alan Lewis spoke at the Guangzhou International Design Forum in China. The annual event is an opportunity for practitioners to discuss architectural design, sustainable design, and other topics as they relate to the city of Guangzhou.
On August 17th, 2017, Luke Leung will speak at Energy Exchange, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of the Federal Energy Management Program. Leung will lead the closing plenary session, speaking on the conference theme of "Connect, Collaborate, Conserve."
On June 29th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Sergio Sadaba will speak at a conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council and AIA Chicago. Sadaba will discuss the sustainable strategies behind SOM's designs for Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta.
On June 6th, 2017, our Shanghai office hosted an event for Tongji University students. SOM Associates Justin Chen, an architect, and Ted Yu, an urban designer, shared insight on challenges and opportunities in their respective fields, as well as their experiences working at the firm.