Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reports on the winners of the 2017 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. SOM received an Honor Award in the Divine Detail category for AMIE 1.0, and Citations of Merit for the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library and Dallas City Performance Hall.
The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored three SOM projects—AMIE 1.0; the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library; and Dallas City Performance Hall—in the 2017 Design Excellence Awards. The awards were presented on October 13th, 2017.
On September 19th, 2017, SOM Associate Neil Katz will speak at the Buildings 2.0 Conference hosted by BuiltWorlds. A day-long conference focused on smart building technology, Buildings 2.0 will take place at the SOM-designed UI Labs in Chicago.
Construction Manager Magazine gives an overview of innovations in the growing 3D-printing industry. AMIE 1.0, a 3D-printed polymer enclosure designed in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is featured, with Design Partner Brian Lee providing insight.
On August 24th, 2017, Philip Enquist will participate in the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference at UI Labs in Chicago. Speaking on a panel titled "The Ecology of a City," Enquist will present SOM's recent work on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan.
Mic features the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE 1.0) demonstration project, the world's largest 3D-printed polymer enclosure, in an article on 21st-century cities. A collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, AMIE 1.0 is a model for off-grid living and zero-waste construction.
Architect Magazine named two SOM-designed projects in the 2017 R+D Awards. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy demonstration project (AMIE 1.0) received top honors, and the Vacuum-Insulated Glass Tubes concept received an Honorable Mention.
Metropolis features the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in an article on the manufacturing facilities of today. SOM worked with UI Labs, a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative, on the programming and concept design for DMDII.
Fast Company has selected three SOM projects as finalists in the 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. The program recognizes companies, products, policies, designs, and ideas that show how creative problem solving can make a positive global impact.