On Tuesday, October 2nd, SOM Associate Directors Phil Obayda and Martin Liepmann spoke at the ZAK World of Facades Conference in London. Obayda and Liepmann shared insight on facade design and engineering, exploring the innovative solutions that enable high-rise construction.
Travel + Leisure magazine talks with William F. Baker on Skyscraper Day about his work as an engineer for some of the world's tallest towers. The article spotlights various observation decks, including the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, and 875 N. Michigan Avenue.
On July 26th, 2018, Associate Director Frank Mahan will speak at the 4th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture. The event will take place at the SOM-designed Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
On March 13th, 2018, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck at 875 N. Michigan (formerly John Hancock Center) will unveil SOM's design for the building's second time capsule. Designed to be installed for the next 50 years, the new time capsule will replace the original, which was installed in 1968.
WGN News reports on the opening of a time capsule sealed in 1968 at 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly known as the John Hancock Center) in Chicago. Design Director Eric Keune shares insight on the SOM-designed building.
Dezeen reports on "Faciem," a series of prints on view at Tokyo's Designart festival. Created by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and inspired by the impact of abstract art on modernist architecture, the prints feature the SOM-designed Willis Tower and Lever House and other 20th century skyscrapers.
With help from experts at Docomomo, Curbed explores iconic examples of modern architecture throughout New York City. Lever House, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and the Pepsi-Cola Corporation World Headquarters are highlighted, as are SOM designers Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois.
Glocal Design Magazine profiles SOM as the lead designer of BBVA’s Bancomer Operations Center in Mexico City. Featuring three examples, the Spanish-language article explores SOM's history as inspiration for the design of the BBVA building.
Google has paid tribute to the late SOM structural engineer Fazlur Khan with a Google Doodle on his 88th birthday. The illustration, featured on Google's homepage around the world, depicts Khan with the John Hancock Center—an icon of Chicago and one of his signature achievements.