On March 9th, 2018, SOM Director Ame Engelhart will speak at the 7th Annual Vertical Cities conference in Bangkok. The event focuses on methodologies for designing and constructing supertall buildings that promote interaction and community.
On February 7th, 2018, SOM Director Ame Engelhart will moderate a panel discussion for the Urban Land Institute's Women's Leadership Initiative. The event, titled "This Is Not Your Father's Office," centers on a discussion of workplace design.
SOM's Hong Kong office participated in the Coastal Cleanup Challenge, a volunteer event on November 25th, 2017. The group picked up trash found on the Pak Shui Wan beach in the Clear Water Bay area, making a local impact while raising awareness of environmental challenges.
SOM's leadership in skyscraper and urban design will once again be represented at the annual global conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This year's event takes place October 30–November 3 in various venues in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia.
Thomas Behr, Kent Jackson, and Douglas Voigt have been elected to join SOM's Partnership, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the firm. An Executive Committee Strategic Officer and seven new Directors have also been named.