On November 28th, 2017, Design Director Eric Keune will commemorate SOM's 81st anniversary as part of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Keune will share information on the firm's recent local work and will discuss a selection of international projects that have been informed by that local work.
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.
Architect Magazine named two SOM-designed projects in the 2017 R+D Awards. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy demonstration project (AMIE 1.0) received top honors, and the Vacuum-Insulated Glass Tubes concept received an Honorable Mention.
On July 16th, 2017, the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library was featured on ABC 7's "Built to Last," a series that profiles buildings realized by Chicago's unionized carpenters and contractors. The episode included an interview with James Mark, SOM Strategic Management Leader.
On June 20th, 2017, Brian Lee will speak at Record on the Road, a symposium hosted by Architectural Record. Lee will discuss examples of recent civic and public work that reflect the event's theme, "Buildings in the Public Realm: Innovations in Civic and Commercial Architecture."
Fast Company has selected three SOM projects as finalists in the 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. The program recognizes companies, products, policies, designs, and ideas that show how creative problem solving can make a positive global impact.