In June, 2017, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis traveled to Italy to deliver a series of lectures on the structure of tall buildings. Lewis spoke at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Iuav University of Venice, and the 7th International Tall Buildings Conference in Milan.
The Wall Street Journal interviews SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis in an article highlighting the technological advances in elevators in high-rise residential buildings. Lewis discusses how the elevator and stairs—"the backbone of a super-tall building"—determine how the building will be constructed.
In an interview for CityRealty, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth Lewis discusses the evolution of his career at SOM, the iconic projects he has worked on, such as One World Trade Center and Time Warner Center, and his passion for promoting SOM's work in sustainable design.
On May 25th, 2016, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis will join a panel with author Judith Dupré to discuss her new book, "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building." The event takes place at the New York Public Library.
City & State, a magazine covering New York government and politics, spoke to SOM's Kenneth A. Lewis for their Construction issue about some of the key elements that architects have to consider when designing supertall buildings and how these factors affect the skyline.
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 Wall Street Journal identifies a theme among the new buildings at the World Trade Center site: an openness to the surrounding city. With its ultra-clear glass facade, public observatory, and two ground-level plazas, SOM's One World Trade Center contributes to this sense of civic connection.
Two experts on tall buildings, William F. Baker, SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner, and Kenneth A. Lewis, SOM Managing Partner, recently spoke with architecture critic Justin Davidson about the feasibility of mile-high structures. Their thoughts on the future of supertalls appear in this week’s New York Magazine.
On October 22, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis spoke on the Global Exchange Council panel at the Urban Land Institute's annual Fall Meeting. Held in New York City, the event focused on mixed-use development.
The Partners of SOM are pleased to announce the election of the following individuals as Partners, effective October 1, 2014: C. Keith Boswell, Brant E. Coletta, Laura Ettelman, Kenneth A. Lewis, and Jonathan Stein.
Gary Haney, SOM Design Partner, and Aybars Asci, SOM Design Director, recently led a course at the Northeastern University School of Architecture. The students of the graduate research studio, titled “An Analytical Framework for Tall Office Towers,” produced a volume of work that was published by the university.
SOM revealed today its plan for a re-conceptualized Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. This vision plan is the result of a design challenge, issued by the Municipal Art Society of New York, to re-imagine Penn Station — the busiest train station in North America — and the Garden, which sits directly on top of the station.
Kenneth A. Lewis, SOM Director and Project Manager of One World Trade Center, will present the project’s design solution — an innovative mix of architecture, structure, urban design, safety, and sustainability — as the new landmark approaches completion.