Cast your votes for "A New Reality" to be selected as a panel at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019. The panel proposal features Douglas Voigt and Arathi Gowda of SOM alongside Jonathan Salk—son of the late Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine—discussing a vision of hope for a world in transition.
Metropolis Magazine reports on a Think Tank discussion co-hosted by the publication and SOM. Titled "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," the event included design and tech experts and centered on the potential impact of autonomous transportation in Chicago.
On August 8th, 2018, SOM, the Future Leaders Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), and Related Midwest will host a panel discussion on The 78. Planners and designers from SOM and Related will share insight on the project to create Chicago's next neighborhood.
On August 16th, 2018, SOM and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles will host a panel discussion. Titled "Art + Engineering + Architecture," the event is part of the programming for the "Poetic Structure" exhibition on view at the MAK Center through September.
On July 26th, 2018, Associate Director Frank Mahan will speak at the 4th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture. The event will take place at the SOM-designed Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
On July 26th, 2018, AIA Los Angeles will host a tour of the Awesomeness headquarters in Santa Monica, California. SOM designed the interiors of the 78,000-square-foot space, as well as the adaptive reuse of the larger Pen Factory site in which it is located.
On July 24th, 2018, three representatives from SOM will participate in this year's Advancing Computational Building Design event. Senior digital design specialist Stephanie Tabb, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente, and architectural computational designer Dennis Goff will speak at the event.
On July 18th, 2018, SOM Senior Consulting Design Partner Roger Duffy will be the keynote speaker on day two of Perspective USA 2018, a forum hosted by The Plan magazine. The event centers on a discussion of innovations in architecture and design.
SOM will participate in the 2018 symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, an event for which SOM is also one of the sponsors. SOM Partner William Baker and others will deliver presentations at the symposium.
On July 19th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Dan Herman will participate in a panel discussion with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The event is part of ULI's case study and site tour of the SOM-designed Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California.
Research collaborations are a cornerstone of SOM's design practice. On July 19th, 2018, Metropolis Magazine and SOM's Chicago office co-hosted "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," a conversation centered on the future of autonomous transit in the city.
On July 11th, 2018, SOM's Peter Kindel will participate in a panel discussion at an event titled "Evolution of the San Francisco Peninsula." Hosted by Bisnow, the gathering will bring together commercial real estate owners, builders, investors, and designers to explore a variety of issues impacting the area.
SOM Director Ame M. Engelhart has been elected to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Governing Trustees, a group that represents the broad membership of the ULI in finding solutions for responsible land use and building thriving communities. Engelhart builds upon more than 30 years of experience for this new role.
In June 2018, SOM’s Chicago office hosted an official delegation from Osaka, Japan. The group’s visit was part of the delegation’s tour of Chicago celebrating the 45th anniversary of the "sister cities" partnership between Osaka and Chicago.
On June 20th, 2018, SOM's Philip Enquist was honored with the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Service by the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International in Chicago. A Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning, Enquist received the award for his transformational work in sustainable design.