The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
On June 26th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will speak at the 2018 International Conference on Transport and Health on Mackinac Island in Michigan. May's presentation is titled "The Detroit Riverfront as Economic Driver: Vision and Partnerships to Fuel Transformation."
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Chicago has named SOM senior urban designer Dawveed Scully as the winner of its 2018 Young Visionary Award. Trained as an architect and urbanist, Scully is passionate about design as a tool for empowerment, engagement, and equity.
On Monday, May 14th, the City of Detroit launched the first phase of construction on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, designed by SOM in partnership with the city and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. Work began on the East Jefferson Avenue transit corridor.
Three projects designed by SOM's City Design Practice were recognized in the 2017 Illinois Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Awards. The annual program recognizes individuals or organizations that have enhanced the Illinois landscape or promoted the profession of landscape architecture.
On February 11th, 2018, Dawveed Scully will speak at the third annual Anthology Architecture and Design Festival in Manila. The three-day celebration includes a diverse lineup of talks, exhibits, competitions, and workshops focusing on social architecture.
The Detroit News reports on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, a project designed to transform a blighted, industrial area into a vibrant public waterfront accessible to all Detroit residents. Writer James Dickson speaks with SOM Associate Director Aaron May.
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.
Curbed features the SOM-led framework plan for the Detroit East Riverfront. Announced in early 2017, the plan is designed to preserve more riverfront land for public use, generate greater community access to the Detroit River, and spur investment along the East Riverfront.
Aaron May will join a panel at the National Conference of the American Planning Association in New York City on May 8th, 2017. The panel will include discussion of the design strategies behind the recently unveiled, SOM-led Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Detroit's latest development projects, including the SOM-led Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan. Designed to preserve more riverfront land for public use, the plan transforms the East Riverfront from a blighted, industrial area into a vibrant, public waterfront.
ArchDaily reports on the SOM-led framework plan to revitalize the East Riverfront in Detroit, Michigan. With a focus on accessibility and inclusiveness, the plan will connect the neighborhoods to parks and open spaces along the riverfront with new bike lanes and completed thoroughfares.
The Detroit Free Press reports on the city's East Riverfront Strategic Framework Plan, designed to preserve and expand public access to the Detroit River. Developed by a team led by SOM, the plan will enhance the riverfront as a public asset and spur investment in the area.
Officials from the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation have announced details of the SOM-led Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, a project designed to transform the city's East Riverfront area.
The Architect's Newspaper highlights the recently announced plan to transform Detroit's riverfront land with nearly eight new acres of public green space. Designed by SOM, the plan prioritizes initiatives to complete greenways and improve streetscapes along the waterfront.
The Architect's Newspaper reports that the city of Detroit has selected SOM to develop a comprehensive plan for the East Riverfront District. The planning process will address the link between the city and its waterfront, starting with public meetings to gather community feedback.