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 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
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.