On October 13th, 2018, SOM Director Thomas Hussey will host "Sketch Walks: Millennium Park" at Apple's Michigan Avenue store and Millennium Park in Chicago. The event is part of The Big Draw, a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world.
On April 19th, 2017, Thomas Hussey will join a panel discussion hosted by MAS Context, a Chicago-based urbanism journal. The event marks the release of the journal's thirty-first issue, which spotlights the development of Bilbao, Spain, before and after the construction of the Guggenheim Museum.
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.
Within 15 years, a vast number of China’s rural populace will urbanize. Thomas Hussey, SOM’s Director of Urban Design + Planning, explains how different strategies can address the country’s plan to move 300 million people to urban areas.
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
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.