On February 21st, 2019, SOM Design Partner Kent Jackson will speak at an international forum titled "Vivienda de Interés Social y Arquitectura: Una Oportunidad de Transformación Colectiva" at Universidad de los Andes. Jackson and other presenters will discuss contemporary issues in social housing and urban planning.
500 Folsom has topped out in San Francisco's Transbay District, marking the project’s most recent milestone. The mixed-use tower, also known as Transbay Redevelopment Project Block 9, will help to strengthen the neighborhood and mark Folsom Street as the district's main thoroughfare.
On January 16th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will speak at "Meet the General Contractor and Architect Round Table." The discussion and networking event is hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
On November 17th, 2018, SOM's Abel Diaz spoke at the XXI National Conference on Structural Engineering in Campeche, Mexico. His participation in the conference is part of an ongoing mission to help communities affected by the Puebla-Morelos earthquake that occurred on September 19th, 2017.
SOM Partner William F. Baker delivered the commencement address at the Winter 2018 graduation ceremony of the University of Missouri's College of Engineering . Baker holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and received an honorary doctorate from the school in 2017.
The main hall of the International Arrivals Facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport topped out in December 2018. The event marks the latest milestone for the most complex capital development project in the airport's history.
SOM Managing Partner Michael Mann has been selected to serve on the jury of the 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Awards Program. Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., the awards program is now in its 68th year.
In December of 2018, SOM Managing Partner Xuan Fu was honored at Bisnow's inaugural Chicago Power Women summit. Fu, who is based in SOM's Chicago office, was recognized alongside leaders from across the design and development industries.
On December 12th, 2018, SOM Director Mark Schwettmann will lead a tour of the Moscone Center. On the tour, Schwettmann will share insight on the design and phased construction of the project, which adds more than 8,000 square feet of new public space to the existing convention center.
Interior Design Magazine recognized five SOM projects in the 2018 Best of Year Awards program. The Valli & Valli Alina Hardware Collection won the Best of Year Award for product design, while 777 Aviation, G-Cubed, Optimo Hat Company, and the Superior Court of California in San Diego were honored in various categories.
On December 5th, 2018, SOM Design Partner Paul Danna will participate in a panel discussion at the Infraday West conference in Los Angeles. The panel focuses on strategies for cultivating lasting partnerships among owners, developers, architects, and others involved in P3 projects.
SOM invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for its annual summer internship rogram. The program offers participants experience in architecture, digital design, interiors, landscape design, performative design, structural engineering, sustainable engineering, and urban design.
Throughout October, SOM led sketching sessions at Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago as a part of The Big Draw, a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world. The sessions offered opportunities for Chicagoans to explore design and engage with their city.
On November 3rd, 2018, SOM took part in the 36th annual Sandcastle Classic competition at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The event benefits Leap: Arts in Education, an organization dedicated to providing arts education programs in Bay Area schools.
On November 2nd, 2018, SOM's New York office took part in Canstruction 2018. The charitable annual event brings together architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large structures using cans of food.