On September 21st, 2018, SOM's Lucas Tryggestad and Dan O'Riley will co-chair the 2018 Facades+ Conference. The full day conference presents advances and innovations in facade technology, building skins, and sustainable design practices.
SOM Technical Director Lucas Tryggestad and Architectural Design Professional Kyle Vansice will speak at Building Design + Construction's Accelerate Live conference on May 10th, 2018. The two will discuss how data and digital fabrication are inspiring new innovations in design.
On May 23rd, 2017, Lucas Tryggestad, Yue Zhu, and Stephen Ray will speak at the 2017 Facade Tectonics Forum in Chicago. The annual event brings industry experts together to present innovations in facade design and performance, and discuss challenges and solutions in the field.
On October 27th, 2016, SOM Technical Director Lucas Tryggestad will speak in a panel discussion at the Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Under 40 Leadership Summit. The event convenes more than 100 BD+C 40 Under 40 winners and professionals from the AEC industry.
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.
On May 20th, 2016, Associate Director Lucas Tryggestad and Technical Partner Keith Boswell will speak the annual AIA Convention in Philadelphia. They will discuss SOM's work in the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project.
SOM's Lucas Tryggestad will participate in a panel discussion at the 2016 Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas on May 5th, 2016. Tryggestad will shed light on AMIE 1.0, which includes a 3D-printed polymer structure designed by SOM.
Lucas Tryggestad, SOM Associate Director, has been been included in Building Design + Construction magazine's "40 Under 40" Class of 2015. Recognized as a leader in high performance design, he was selected for his overall career achievement, service to his profession and community, and his active participation in charitable work.
Lucas Tryggestad is one of five people from Chicagoland selected for this year’s AIA Young Architects Award. The AIA describes him thusly: "SOM’s third Young Architects Award honoree, Tryggestad is an Associate Director and Studio Head who has led projects all over the world. Tryggestad employs a technical leadership in advancing high-performance design and sustainable development."