On February 1st, 2018, the SOM Women's Initiative hosted a panel discussion titled "Advancing Women in Design." Addressing an industrywide gender gap, panelists considered strategies to support equitable career growth in the design profession.
The SOM Women's Initiative (SOMWI) hosted an event at the SOM-designed Alcoa Building (now known as One Maritime Plaza) in San Francisco on July 14th, 2017. The event offered new staff and interns the opportunity to learn about the work of SOMWI and to get to know company leadership.
On June 2nd, 2017, SOM's Carrie Byles and David Shook will speak at the AIA San Francisco NEXT/Evolution Conference. The event centers on the future of the built environment, with sessions focused on design, business, and technology.
SOM Partner Carrie Byles has been chosen to serve on the 2014 Curbed Young Guns Official Selection Committee. As a member of the esteemed jury, Byles will help Curbed recognize the next wave of influential architects, interior designers, and urban developers through this year's Young Guns competition.
Carrie Byles, SOM Partner, will discuss the firm's redevelopment plan for San Francisco's Parkmerced neighborhood on September 30. Her presentation will take place at the 13th Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design, hosted by the Design Futures Council.
On September 23, SOM Partner Carrie Byles will participate in a panel discussion about the UCSF Sandler Neurosciences Center at the P3 Summit, where experts will share best practices related to public-private partnerships (P3s).
On May 2, Carrie Byles, SOM Partner in the San Francisco office, will speak at the annual conference organized by the Cal-ISBOA. Byles will discuss her deep experience developing and maintaining community relations.
The American Institute of Architects announced this week that SOM's Parkmerced Vision Plan, a neighborhood revitalization program for the Bay Area's largest privately owned residential community, has received a 2013 National Honor Award. This award recognizes design excellence and the most outstanding achievements in the profession.
SOM Partner Carrie Byles was recently selected for induction into the Hall of Fame at the 2013 Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Awards. Byles has crafted a diverse path during her career at SOM, starting in the studios, transitioning to digital design and, eventually, project management and leadership.