The first edition of "Building Sounds," a podcast created by London Festival of Architecture, explores the history of Canary Wharf. Daniel Ringelstein speaks about SOM's role in designing the master plan for the district, which has shaped its ongoing development across three decades.
SOM fondly remembers Robert Lewis Turner, a former SOM Design Partner who passed away on October 12, 2014. A talented designer and leader, Turner played an instrumental role in SOM projects around the world.
Former SOM Partner Robert Turner was honored by his alma mater, Virginia Tech, with the University Distinguished Achievement Award for 2014. The award was bestowed at University Commencement earlier this month.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, has been named the sixteenth UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Enquist and a select research team will serve as Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments and will be affiliated with and administer projects through the UT College of Architecture and Design.
The Wall Street Journal spotlights new tall buildings now on the rise in London, including SOM's Baltimore Tower. The twisting edifice advances the city's trend in luxury vertical living, offering a restaurant, movie theater, private lounge, gym, and swimming pool.
On December 18, Dan Ringelstein, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, will lead a seminar titled "The Docklands Revival: Regenerating London’s East End." His presentation will cover Canary Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula, The Royal Docks, The Lower Lea Valley, Stratford, and the Olympic Legacy.
SOM's Jeffery J. McCarthy, Keith Boswell, and Ellen Lou — leaders from the Chicago and San Francisco offices — have been elected to the prestigious American Institute of Architects for their significant contributions to the profession.