On November 9th, 2017, Alan Lewis spoke at the Guangzhou International Design Forum in China. The annual event is an opportunity for practitioners to discuss architectural design, sustainable design, and other topics as they relate to the city of Guangzhou.
On August 17th, 2017, Luke Leung will speak at Energy Exchange, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of the Federal Energy Management Program. Leung will lead the closing plenary session, speaking on the conference theme of "Connect, Collaborate, Conserve."
On April 9th, 2016, SOM Director Eric Tomich will speak at the Glass Performance Days China Conference in Shanghai. Tomich will open this edition of the international industry conference with a talk on the design of SOM's Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou.
SOM Technical Director Nicholas Holt will give a keynote address at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Envelope Stakeholder Workshop on May 18, 2015. “A Return to Performance" proposes that the next generation of buildings will achieve high environmental performance, by integrating innovative technology with responses to site and climate inspired by vernacular traditions.
SOM has won two awards from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. Pearl River Tower and Timber Tower/Fargo Block 9 earned honors in sustainable design and research.
Three SOM projects, Pearl River Tower, One World Trade Center, and Pertamina Energy Tower, are featured in RIBA Journal’s recent article on carbon-neutral towers. Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis and Director Nicholas Holt describe the sustainable strategies used at each project.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has published a case study on SOM's Pearl River Tower. The story, which focuses on the 71-story building's high-performance design, appears in the July issue of the CTBUH Journal.
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.
SOM has received four awards from the Architectural Engineering Institute. Pearl River Tower, Tianjin Global Financial Center, and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza all won Awards of Excellence. The Pearl River Tower also won a Most Innovative Project Award.
Charles Besjak, SOM Director of Structural Engineering, will present three papers at the American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress. Besjak will speak about three SOM buildings: Busan Lotte Town Tower, Pearl River Tower, and Shenzhen Shum-Yip Tower One.
In its March 2014 issue, dubbed "The Big Issue," Architectural Record magazine showcases large-scale buildings around the globe. Four SOM projects are featured, from the super-green Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, to the striking new Terminal 2 in Mumbai.
SOM Director Luke Leung has been named Chairman of the ASHRAE Tall Building Technical Committee, effective this June. He has also been named an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.
Four SOM projects have been named finalists for the Architizer A+ Awards, an annual program that recognizes exemplary architecture and design around the globe. The finalists have advanced to a public voting period, which kicks off today.
Tall buildings can no longer rest on their iconic status to justify outsize energy consumption. That is the message one hears from architects and engineers of tall buildings today, whose clients are asking for structures that are more efficient.
Two SOM projects, Pearl River Tower and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza, win a first place award at the 2013 ASHRAE Technology Awards.