On June 20th, 2018, SOM's Philip Enquist was honored with the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Service by the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International in Chicago. A Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning, Enquist received the award for his transformational work in sustainable design.
Fast Company tracks the history of SOM in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from the initial design of the city that began in 1942 to AMIE 1.0, a 3D-printed mobile housing concept, and the present day. Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning Philip Enquist shares insight.
At the 2018 Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, SOM Consulting Partner Philip Enquist was honored with the Legacy Award for his contributions to urban design in Chicago and around the world. The award recognizes the outstanding work of Chicagoans in architecture.
Philip Enquist has been recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as a member of the "2017 Who's Who in Chicago Business" list. Published annually, the list includes leaders from across fields, including business, academia, philanthropy, and architecture.
On August 24th, 2017, Philip Enquist will participate in the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference at UI Labs in Chicago. Speaking on a panel titled "The Ecology of a City," Enquist will present SOM's recent work on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning in Chicago, delivered two lectures In China this month on "Sustainable Urbanization in the 21st Century." The events were held at the Spring City Urban Planning Forum in Jinan and at the Chengdu Forum in Chengdu.
On July 8th, SOM's Philip Enquist will present a keynote speech at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Planners in Québec City. He will discuss SOM's recent work on the Great Lakes Vision, a 100-year plan for the region.
In response to the announcement of a large-scale development on several acres of undeveloped land in Chicago's South Loop, Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, was quoted in a cover page article in the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago magazine features the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project, a 3D-printed building and car. As part of the collaborative effort, SOM designed the world's largest 3D-printed polymer enclosure.
Wired features the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project, a 3D-printed building and car. A benchmark for innovation in sustainable energy, Wired explores SOM's collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to realize the groundbreaking project.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) today unveiled a 3D-printed building designed by SOM in collaboration with ORNL researchers. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration features a building that is powered by a 3D-printed vehicle developed by ORNL.
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will unveil the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy demonstration project (AMIE). SOM led the design of AMIE—a 3D-printed high performance enclosure that produces and stores renewable power, and shares energy with a plug-in electric vehicle.
The Great Lakes, Great Cities, Great Basin exhibit designed by SOM is on view in Illinois at the Highland Park Public Library through September 30, 2015. In addition, members of SOM's City Design Practice will participate in related events on September 19 and 20 respectively.
On August 13, 2015, Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, will speak at the closing plenary session of the first Energy Exchange. Enquist will present SOM’s insights into how design and innovation will shape the future of sustainability.
On July 14, 2015, Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, will participate in a webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. This 60-minute conversation is part of the EERE’s webinar series on the future of built environments beyond the 21st century.
The University of Tennessee’s Quest magazine highlights SOM’s nine design principles for a roadmap to sustainable growth based on the concept of biophilia. Through the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism, SOM is working with the UT College of Architecture and Design to introduce these concepts into graduate programs.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, will speak on a panel, "Infrastructure, Logistics and Connectivity: Bringing the Americas Together," at the Second CEO Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
Today, at the Egyptian Economic Development Conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Egypt’s political leadership announced the vision for a major new city that will become the new governmental and business capital for the country. A part of the Egyptian Government’s development strategies, the vision for THE CAPITAL CAIRO is a product of the collaboration of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing and Capital City Partners Ltd, a private fund of global investors, aided by the internationally renowned design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).
On November 24, 2014, SOM Partners Philip Enquist and Keith Boswell participated in the final review for the Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism Studio. The studio, offered at The University of Tennessee Knoxville's College of Architecture and Design, was co-taught by Keith Boswell and university faculty James Rose in collaboration with researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, will present “Design for The Century of Cities” at The University of Tennessee Knoxville as part of its weekly Science Forum. Enquist will discuss the challenges facing cities and regions today, holistic principles to guide future development, and how an integrated approach to energy and urbanism can be transformative at all scales of development.
In a story in Chicago Magazine, SOM Partner Philip Enquist weighs in on the future of transit in the Windy City. The piece examines several bold plans for changing how people move through the metropolis, from installing a new light rail line to creating elevated bike paths.
Today, Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, spoke about The Great Lakes Century on WBEZ, Chicago’s flagship public radio station. Enquist discussed the 100 years as a time for optimism and regeneration throughout the Great Lakes region.
This four-part video series explores the "Waterline" studio course led by SOM Partner Philip Enquist in 2011 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During the course, students in architecture, urban design, urban planning, and landscape architecture confronted the underutilized and under-appreciated South Branch of the Chicago River.
As a Charles Moore visiting professor, SOM Partner Philip Enquist co-taught an advanced design studio on Detroit at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 2006. This film shows how students from various backgrounds took different focuses on architecture and planning issues and how the dialogue in the studio extended to other stakeholders.
On July 31, Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, will speak at a symposium focused on both challenges and opportunities facing the Great Lakes region. Enquist will present SOM’s bold 100-year vision for planning and development in the international watershed of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The UT College of Architecture + Design announced recently that Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, has been named to a Governor’s Chair at UT. Funded by the state of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Governor’s Chair program offers researchers the chance to work jointly at UT and ORNL.
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.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, has been named the sixteenth UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Enquist and a select research team will serve as Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments and will be affiliated with and administer projects through the UT College of Architecture and Design.
As part of London's Green Sky Thinking Week, SOM Partner Philip Enquist, who leads the firm's City Design Practice, will present “Blue is the New Green." His presentation will look at SOM’s 100-year vision for the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and Gulf of St. Lawrence watershed.
SOM Partners Philip Enquist and Anthony Vacchione have been selected to serve on the jury for the Rethinking the Future international awards. The program recognizes both conceptual and built projects that set new standards in various disciplines, including architecture, interior design, urban design, and landscape design.
SOM has won three Honor Awards, including the top accolade of the year, from the AIA Illinois chapter. Two projects received awards—the Great Lakes Vision Plan and the University of North Carolina Genome Science Lab—while SOM Partner Philip Enquist received the prestigious R. Buckminster Fuller Award.
SOM Partner Philip Enquist will moderate the symposium "Designing for Life Along the Water’s Edge” on March 13 in Chicago. Speakers will discuss the complexities of designing within the Great Lakes ecosystem and will examine a wide range of projects, including SOM's Chicago Lakeside development.
Chicago Tonight talks with Partner Phil Enquist about SOM's work to protect the Great Lakes and the Great Water Basin. A related exhibition, presented by SOM and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is now on view.
SOM, in partnership with the International Secretariat for Water and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, presents "Great Cities, Great Lakes, Great Basin." The exhibition outlines a 100-year vision to guide planning and development of the earth’s largest resource of surface fresh water.
Over the last two decades, SOM Partner Phil Enquist has brought urban planning concepts from Chicago to more than 150 high-profile projects in cities across China, opening channels for a mutual transfer of ideas.
SOM's Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative has won a 2013 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in the Regional + Urban Design category. SOM's plan outlines a vision for a region containing the world's largest source of surface freshwater.
The Society of Architectural Historians will present its inaugural SAH Award for Excellence in Design, Planning and Sustainability to SOM Urban Design and Planning Partner Philip J. Enquist; the recognition honors Enquist's leadership on the Vision for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River Region.
The Chicago-based conservation organization, Openlands, presented their 2012 Conservation Leadership Award to Philip Enquist, Partner in Charge of SOM’s global City Design Practice.
SOM's City Design Practice was honored with the Metropolitan Planning Council’s 2011 Burnham Award for Planning Excellence. The award was presented for their design for the Magellan Group's Lakeshore East Development Master Plan.
The Chicago Lakeside Development — a joint venture between McCaffery Interests and U.S. Steel Corporation — has won the first Sustainia Community Award. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the award on October 11 during a ceremony at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.
The McCaffery Interests and U.S. Steel Corporation’s master plan for Chicago Lakeside, designed by SOM, has been named one of 10 finalists for the first Sustainia Award. The winners will be announced on October 11 by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during a ceremony in Copenhagen.
Harvard University's Graduate School of Design students spent a semester on the South Branch as part of a studio led by SOM Urban Design and Planning Partner Phil Enquist. Their work is featured in an exhibition produced in partnership with SOM and Friends of the Chicago River.
SOM's City Design Practice is winning international support in its urgent call for a 100-year vision to protect and revitalize the entire U.S. and Canada Great Lakes region. The vast area is home to more than 20 percent of the fresh water on the surface of the planet.
Sponsored by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, this program will examine the legal and policy issues facing the Great Lakes with presenters from both the United States and Canada, a binational perspective will be provided on the issues addressed.
The winning SOM plan centers the new environmentally friendly district along a high-speed-rail line that links the Chinese capital to the port city of Tianjin. The city expansion will host a 17.6-million-square-meter mixed-use development.
Phil Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design & Planning, spoke at the 7th Circuit Bar Association’s Great Lakes Symposium on February 24, 2012.
SOM Partner Phil Enquist discusses the firm's 100-year vision for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Region.