On Friday, October 11th, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will speak at New Scientist Live 2019, an award-winning science festival in London. In a presentation titled "Welcome to Lunarville," Inocente will discuss Moon Village, SOM's concept for the first permanent human settlement on the moon.
On October 8th, 2019, Associate Roger Weber will speak at the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Maryland chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). On October 11th, Weber will present at APA North Carolina's 2019 North Carolina Planning Conference.
From October 16th through October 20th, 2019, SOM will participate in the 47th annual National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference and Exposition in Brooklyn, New York. The annual event brings together architects, urban designers, community activists, and design students to discuss issues of inclusivity in architecture, mentoring and leadership by underrepresented groups, and design achievements in the past year.
Originally designed in the early 1960s by architects Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Antonio Fornaroli, the Corso Italia 23 complex in the heart of Milan will be transformed from an insular single-tenant headquarters into a vibrant office campus that represents the future of the workplace.
In September 2019, Associate Director of Structural Engineering Aaron Mazeika will speak at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania. Mazeika will present a lecture titled "Environmentally Conscious Structural Design of High-Rise Towers."
On September 19th, 2019 the American Institute of Steel Construction held the IDEAS2 Awards ceremony at the Superior Court of California in San Diego. Earlier in 2019, the project was honored with AISC's 2019 National Award.
On September 21st, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the new Billie Jean King Main Library. The project marks the third building to be completed as part of the larger Long Beach Civic Center development.
On September 24th, 2019, Associate Director Anthony Treu will speak at the Bisnow National Healthcare Series: Midwest Real Estate Summit. He will participate in a panel discussion titled "Future of Healthcare Facilities: Design, Tech, Construction and Driving Revenue Through Innovation."
On September 17th, 2019, Ellen Lou participated in a panel discussion during the ULI Fall Meeting at Georgetown University. Titled "Delivering Sustainable Outcomes," the session provided insights on value, risk, investment, and development as related to sustainability.
Kevin Rodenkirch, Jorge Rovira, and Tiara Hughes participated in the 2019 Chicago Build Expo. In various presentations and panels, the three shared insight on multidisciplinary processes, affordable housing, and diversity in the AEC industry.
On September 20th, 2019, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will speak at PSW Science in Washington, D.C. Inocente will discuss Moon Village, a project that explores possibilities for lunar architecture and space habitation.
Steven Sobel and Alan Lewis will each lead tours of privately-owned public spaces (POPOS) during the 2019 Architecture + the City Festival in San Francisco. The tour, titled “Diversified Spaces: A POPOS Walking Tour,” will provide participants with insight into the history, design, and impact of downtown San Francisco’s most successful POPOS.
Design Director Sean Ragasa is the featured speaker during the 2019 Modesto Architecture & Design Week. Throughout the festival, more than 5,000 people—both industry professionals and the public—will participate in guided tours, exhibits, workshops, and more.
On September 12th, 2019, William F. Baker will moderate a panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue). The event is held in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chicago Architecture Center.
On September 19th, SOM will participate in the Women in Architecture 2019 Powerful conference, hosted by AIA Los Angeles. The annual event features keynote speakers and panelists who will share insight on career development, business practices, and more topics in the AEC industry.