On Tuesday, June 25th, Scott Duncan will give a keynote presentation on "Buildings that Breathe" at the Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit 2019. Duncan will discuss how tall buildings can become "sponges," presenting two SOM projects—Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank and WeBank—as case studies.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
Nine SOM architects and engineers will present seven case studies at the 2019 AEI Conference in Tysons, Virginia. The theme for the conference, which is hosted by the Architectural Engineering Institute and Pennsylvania State University, is "Integrated Building Solutions: The National Agenda."
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects. The annual award program honors young leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture early in their careers.
Architect magazine features the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, a winner in the 2018 COTE Top Ten Awards. SOM Director José Luis Palacios and Associate Director Jed Zimmerman share insight on the building's design and sustainability.
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice recognized two SOM projects in the 2018 Justice Facilities Review Awards. The Superior Court of California in San Diego received a Citation, while the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles was selected for publication.
Dezeen spotlights the SOM-designed New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. The LEED® Platinum-certified courthouse is located on a prominent block in the city's Civic Center neighborhood and contains 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers.
High Performing Buildings magazine features an article written by SOM Associate Director Steven Zimmerman about the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. Zimmerman explores the building's energy efficiency, sustainability, and structural design.