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 has received five 2014 Design Awards from the Middle East Chapter of the AIA, more than any other firm this year. SOM projects received the Design Award, the highest honor, across four categories, as well as one Merit Award.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, has been named the sixteenth UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Enquist and a select research team will serve as Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments and will be affiliated with and administer projects through the UT College of Architecture and Design.
The Middle East is a region of rapid globalization with man-made islands and supertall towers. Tradition and change are creating great challenges for today's architects and engineers.