On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Jon Cicconi will speak at the Getting to Zero National Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cicconi will discuss the Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, New York's first net-zero-energy school.
Architizer highlights SOM-designed facades that challenge the capabilities of glass envelopes. The New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, the Center for Character and Leadership Development, JTI Headquarters, and other projects are featured.
On December 6th, 2017, Brian Lee was honored at the HIVE 50 conference. At the event, which centered on a discussion of the future of housing, Lee shared insight on AMIE 1.0, a research and design collaboration that shares energy between a 3D-printed, natural gas–powered vehicle and a 3D-printed building.
SOM Director Carrie Moore served as a juror for Architectural Record's 2017 Record Products, an awards program that recognizes the best new products of the year. A panel of six independent jurors selected 57 winners from more than 250 entries.
The Urban Land Institute has selected the University Center at The New School as a winner of the 2017-18 Global Awards for Excellence. Additionally, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground was shortlisted for the annual awards program.
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.
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.
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.