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On July 13, Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development of Construction Engineering. He will discuss the engineering innovation behind the design of the Burj Khalifa, as well as new technology in the design and construction of supertall buildings around the world.

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On June 5th, 2019, SOM and Arquine magazine will host a panel discussion on collaborations in architecture and engineering to celebrate "SOM: Arte + Ingeniería + Arquitectura." The exhibition is on view at the historic Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City.

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SOM Partner William F. Baker delivered the commencement address at the Winter 2018 graduation ceremony of the University of Missouri's College of Engineering . Baker holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and received an honorary doctorate from the school in 2017.

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On November 28th, 2017, Mana Contemporary Chicago and SOM will host a panel discussion on collaborations in art and engineering. The event is the third of a series organized with "SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]," an exhibition produced in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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On November 14th, 2017, William F. Baker will deliver a keynote presentation at the Structural Engineers World Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Themed "Architectural and Structural Design for Enriching Human Habitats," the event brings together professionals from a broad range of disciplines.

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Architizer interviews SOM Structural Engineering Partners Mark Sarkisian and William F. Baker on the relationship between engineering and architecture. They discuss how structural innovations—and the modelmaking and testing that go into realizing them—respond to the context of each project.

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On October 26th, 2016, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker and SOM Associate Director Chung Yeon Won will speak at a meeting of WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.​ They will discuss the technology and design behind New York's recent crop of slender, supertall towers.

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As part of a special segment about severe weather, CBS Chicago interviews SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner William F. Baker about skyscrapers’ ability to withstand strong storms. Baker explains how SOM-designed towers like the Burj Khalifa mitigate wind loads. The special premiered on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm CST and will air again on Saturday, June 6 at 1:30 pm.

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William F. Baker, SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner, will speak at the 2015 Design Methods, Graphic Statics, and Parametric Approaches Seminar, hosted by the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. The seminar will bring together international engineering and architecture experts to discuss advancements and issues related to these topics.

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