Metropolis Magazine reports on a Think Tank discussion co-hosted by the publication and SOM. Titled "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," the event included design and tech experts and centered on the potential impact of autonomous transportation in Chicago.
On June 26th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will speak at the 2018 International Conference on Transport and Health on Mackinac Island in Michigan. May's presentation is titled "The Detroit Riverfront as Economic Driver: Vision and Partnerships to Fuel Transformation."
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.
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.
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.