The Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Chicago has named SOM senior urban designer Dawveed Scully as the winner of its 2018 Young Visionary Award. Trained as an architect and urbanist, Scully is passionate about design as a tool for empowerment, engagement, and equity.
On Monday, May 14th, the City of Detroit launched the first phase of construction on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, designed by SOM in partnership with the city and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. Work began on the East Jefferson Avenue transit corridor.
Three projects designed by SOM's City Design Practice were recognized in the 2017 Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Awards. The annual program recognizes individuals or organizations that have enhanced the Illinois landscape or promoted the profession of landscape architecture.
On February 11th, 2018, Dawveed Scully will speak at the third annual Anthology Architecture and Design Festival in Manila. The three-day celebration includes a diverse lineup of talks, exhibits, competitions, and workshops focusing on social architecture.
The Detroit News reports on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, a project designed to transform a blighted, industrial area into a vibrant public waterfront accessible to all Detroit residents. Writer James Dickson speaks with SOM Associate Director Aaron May.
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.
Curbed features the SOM-led framework plan for the Detroit East Riverfront. Announced in early 2017, the plan is designed to preserve more riverfront land for public use, generate greater community access to the Detroit River, and spur investment along the East Riverfront.
Aaron May will join a panel at the National Conference of the American Planning Association in New York City on May 8th, 2017. The panel will include discussion of the design strategies behind the recently unveiled, SOM-led Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Detroit's latest development projects, including the SOM-led Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan. Designed to preserve more riverfront land for public use, the plan transforms the East Riverfront from a blighted, industrial area into a vibrant, public waterfront.