The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have honored five SOM projects with their prestigious International Architecture Awards.
Several projects by SOM have been recognized by the 2014 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The awards program promotes public awareness of the world's most important examples of sustainable design.
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 is prominently featured in a three-part series in the Chicago Tribune by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin. The series examines China's unprecedented wave of urbanization and the unique role that Chicago architects are playing in the country's evolving built environment.
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.