Silas Chiow, Director of SOM's China office, has been elected as vice president of the Shanghai Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Shanghai), effective in 2018. In 2019, Chiow, a co-founder of the chapter, will ascend to the role president.
In July, 2017, SOM's Shanghai office hosted a group of visiting architects as part of an exchange program organized by the Japan Institute of Architects and AIA Shanghai. SOM's Silas Chiow led participants on a tour of three projects designed by the firm.
The Vertical Cities conference explores how innovative high-rise design can provide a sustainable solution for high-density cities. This year's edition, which takes place in Hong Kong from March 7th to 10th, brings perspectives from SOM leaders and spotlights the firm's influential work in China.
SOM and SOM Asia Ltd are pleased to announce the expansion and relocation of its Hong Kong office to better serve its clients and collaborators throughout the region. SOM Directors Peter J. Kindel and Silas Chiow will join SOM Associate Ame Engelhart, an architect and urban designer based in Hong Kong for 21 years.
From May 19 – 25, 2014, leaders from SOM's global City Design Practice will visit six cities in China to meet with colleagues and planning students. The goal of the tour is to present and exchange ideas for designing livable and sustainable cities in the 21st century.
SOM Directors Silas Chiow and Thomas Hussey recently joined Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune architecture critic, for a panel discussion on urbanization in China. The event stemmed from the newspaper's in-depth series, “Designed in Chicago, Made in China."
SOM Directors Silas Chiow and Thomas Hussey will join Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin on April 9, 2014, for a panel discussion based on the newspaper's recent series, “Designed in Chicago, Made in China.” The conversation will address the issues that arise when world-class architecture meets rapid urban development
Since the 1990s, Director of SOM China, Silas Chiow has been responsible for numerous projects in mainland China.