On April 21st, 2018, SOM Design Director Eric Keune will speak at a symposium hosted by Docomomo US. The event, titled "Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures," is presented in conjunction with the Association for Preservation Technology and the IIT College of Architecture.
On November 16th, 2017, Eric Keune will lead a tour of the Elgin Laundry Building for the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The tour of the Bertrand Goldberg building, for which SOM is designing an adaptive reuse project, is part of a field study in Elgin, Illinois.
Architizer has announced four SOM projects as finalists for the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards. One of the most comprehensive awards programs in the world, the A+ Awards feature more than 100 distinct categories and represent projects from more than 100 countries.
Curbed reports on the proposed reuse of Bertrand Goldberg's 1967 Laundry Building in Elgin, Illinois. In partnership with Landmarks Illinois and the City of Elgin, SOM envisions transforming the long vacant building into a community recreation center, complete with modern sustainable technology.
The Chicago Tribune reports on the vacant Elgin Laundry Building reuse study by Landmarks Illinois, the City of Elgin, and SOM. Completed in 1967 and designed by Bertrand Goldberg, the unique free-span structure is ideal for recreational use because of the absence of interior columns.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on a concept to reuse Bertrand Goldberg's Elgin Laundry Building. A collaboration between SOM, Landmarks Illinois, and the City of Elgin, the study envisions a recreational facility with solar power, rainwater harvesting, and improved daylighting and ventilation.
Landmarks Illinois, in partnership with SOM and the City of Elgin, released a study that explores adaptive reuse opportunities for the Elgin Laundry Building. The distinctive, accordion-shaped facility was designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1967.