On July 10th, 2017, SOM Associate Directors Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa and Jon Cicconi led a walking tour of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. The event, timed with the annual conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), focused on the SOM-designed Marriott Hall.
On July 18th, 2017, James Mark will join a panel discussion on the challenges of growing a successful architectural practice. Hosted by AIA Chicago, the event will also include industry leaders from Gensler, CannonDesign, and Wheeler Kearns Architects.
On July 13th, 2017, William F. Baker will deliver a keynote presentation at the Structural Engineers World Congress in Bangalore, India. Themed "Architecture-Structure Interaction for a Sustainable Built Environment," the congress focuses on innovative uses of concrete in sustainable projects.
On June 29th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Sergio Sadaba will speak at a conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council and AIA Chicago. Sadaba will discuss the sustainable strategies behind SOM's designs for Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta.
On June 29th, 2017, SOM's Craig W. Hartman will speak at an event titled "Transforming SF: The Future of the City." Hartman and other panelists will discuss various projects in San Francisco, including the development of Treasure Island, for which SOM designed a master plan.
On June 6th, 2017, our Shanghai office hosted an event for Tongji University students. SOM Associates Justin Chen, an architect, and Ted Yu, an urban designer, shared insight on challenges and opportunities in their respective fields, as well as their experiences working at the firm.
On June 27th, 2017, Daniel R. Ringelstein and Gunnar Hand will represent SOM at the International Conference on Transport and Health in Barcelona, Spain. Ringelstein and Hand will lead a workshop on the firm's Regenerative Cities initiative.
On June 27th, 2017, Stephen Ray will speak at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. A Mechanical Engineer based in SOM's Chicago office, Ray will discuss the benefits of natural ventilation and the corresponding control design objectives.
SOM Technical Partner Keith Boswell and Associate Lisa Follman, both based in our San Francisco office, will lead workshops on glass and sustainability at the 2017 Glass Performance Days Conference. Now in its 25th year, the event will take place in Tampere, Finland.
Two SOM-designed projects were named to the shortlist for the 2017 New London Awards, an annual program supported by the Mayor of London. The nominees, Lexicon and the New Covent Garden Market Master Plan, are also eligible for a People's Choice Award, to be decided by a public vote.
On June 13th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Dmitri Jajich will present a talk titled "Structure as Architecture" at the London Constructing Excellence Club. Jajich will discuss the challenge of designing projects that feature structure and structural materials as the primary form of architectural expression.
"The Engineering of Architecture" is currently on view at AIT-ArchitekturSalon in Hamburg, Germany. Now in its fourth venue, the traveling exhibition focuses on the structural engineering behind some of SOM's most innovative buildings.
On June 11th, 2017, Craig W. Hartman will deliver a commencement speech at DePaul University in Chicago. A Senior Consulting Design Partner who began his career at SOM in the firm's Chicago office, Hartman will also receive an honorary degree from the university.
For the past academic year, SOM's New York office hosted a team of high school students for the ACE Mentor Program. The national program seeks to inspire students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.
On June 20th, 2017, Brian Lee will speak at Record on the Road, a symposium hosted by Architectural Record. Lee will discuss examples of recent civic and public work that reflect the event's theme, "Buildings in the Public Realm: Innovations in Civic and Commercial Architecture."