On September 14th, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan will speak at the 2017 Thailand Real Estate Summit in Bangkok. At the summit, Duncan will participate in a "fireside chat" on designing iconic towers in dense urban centers.
On February 6th, 2017, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan will deliver a lecture at the College of Architecture and Design at University of Tennessee. The event is part of SOM's ongoing role as a partner in the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism.
SOM's leadership will once again be represented at the annual global conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The event takes place in China on October 16–21, 2016, during which SOM will deliver nine presentations on skyscraper and urban design.
SOM's Pertamina Energy Tower is a model of future supertall building design in which sustainability drives the design. Scott Duncan, a Design Partner at SOM, explains how extensive studies of local conditions and building strategies resulted in a design which generates energy and responds to its site.
On October 26 and 27, 2015, SOM leaders from New York, Chicago, and San Francisco will present at CTBUH 2015, the annual international conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This year's conference will address a range of topics under the theme of "Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City."
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has elected two SOM staff to its new leadership. Scott Duncan will serve on the Advisory Group, while Yue Zhu joins the Expert Peer Review Committee.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan will be a featured speaker at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2015 in Singapore. As the lead designer of SOM’s Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta, Duncan will present on the innovative design of this project, the world’s first supertall tower for which energy is the primary design driver.
The Partners of SOM are pleased to announce the election of Scott Duncan as a Partner, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the firm. Additionally, three new Directors have been elected: Colin Koop, Adam Semel, and Jed Zimmerman.
Civil Engineering magazine reports on SOM’s project for Kuwait University, which comprises seven administration buildings that form a gateway to the new campus. Designed with heat management in mind, the buildings provide garden environments with shaded spaces for students, faculty, and visitors to meet.
SOM Director Scott Duncan recently presented at the 8th Ultra High-Rise Building Summit in Shanghai. Duncan spoke specifically about Pertamina Energy Tower, a net-zero skyscraper slated to rise in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection recently invited SOM and other leaders from the design, environmental, and business spheres to give expert testimonials at a special hearing on site-sourced and stored renewable energy. The committee sought SOM’s expertise on how a net-zero supertall could potentially be replicated in New York City.
SOM Directors Nicole Dosso and Scott Duncan will serve as jurors for the inaugural International Architecture Awards 2015, organized by International Architecture Podium. Members of the 25-person jury will evaluate projects in 36 different categories, ranging from transport terminals to corporate interiors.
Scott Duncan, SOM Design Director, will join the distinguished jury for this year's Rethinking the Future (RTF) Sustainability Awards. The program, which recognizes outstanding, innovative projects focused on sustainability, will announce award winners on October 15, 2014.
SOM has unveiled a 99-story skyscraper planned for the Rasuna Epicentrum neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia. Designed as a highly sustainable corporate headquarters for a state-owned energy company, the tower aims to become a bold landmark on the city's skyline.
SOM Director Scott Duncan will participate in a panel that will address the pace of development in the Middle East. Duncan will discuss the King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center, a 16,000-square-meter building with a project schedule of only 23 months.