Glocal Design Magazine honored two SOM projects with the Noldi Schreck Award, recognizing the best design projects in Mexico each year. The honorees—including a sculptural pavilion and a sustainable office development—were announced at an event in Mexico City.
The Chicago chapter of CoreNet Global, an association for real estate professionals, named the West Loop Public Library Branch as a Project of the Year. The annual REAL Awards program honors projects that demonstrate innovation in design and real estate development.
Fargo Block 9 has topped out, becoming the tallest building in downtown Fargo. The 18-story mixed use building respects Fargo’s urban heritage and scale, while introducing contemporary elements and community spaces to the historic streetscape.
On Wednesday, November 13th, SOM was co-honored alongside Trane at Urban Green Council's 2019 Urban Green Gala. Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis accepted the award on behalf of SOM, which was honored for its commitment to urban sustainability and Urban Green Council initiatives.
On November 27th, 2019, Associate Director Martin Liepmann will speak at the 75th global edition of the Zak World of Facades Congress in Riyadh. Liepmann will share insight on vernacular facade design in the Middle East.
On November 26th, 2019, Mina Hasman will speak at the Royal Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff. Hasman, an Associate based in our London office, is a member of the RIBA Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development and Executive Leadership Group.
On October 26th, 2019, SOM’s San Francisco office joined local architects, contractors, and engineers at Ocean Beach for the 37th annual Sandcastle Classic, which benefits LEAP Arts in Education. SOM’s team was awarded “Best in Show Gold,” Best Student Participation, and Best Video Game Reference, as part of this year’s theme—“Let’s Play!”
On November 20th, 2019, Associate Brian DeYoung will lead a class at the Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas. DeYoung, a digital design specialist in our Chicago office, will demonstrate a variety of procedures and workflows utilized at SOM.
On November 21st, 2019, Associate Director Francesca R. Oliveira will participate in the "Let's Talk Architecture" panel, sponsored by AIA San Francisco's Latinos in Architecture committee.
The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures has honored consulting partner William Baker as a joint recipient of the 2019 Torroja Medal. The medal is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions made by architects and engineers to the design field made.
On December 2nd, 2019, SOM will host a panel discussion in New York City to mark the release of the third volume in the SOM Thinkers series. With Henry Grabar as moderator, panelists Emma Fitzsimmons, Olin McKenzie, and Amy Plitt will discuss the transportation interventions that are shaping new ways of living and moving.
On November 14th, 2019, Associate Director Phil Obayda will present "High-Rise Residential and the Typology’s Ten Year Challenge" at the Tall Buildings Conference. The event will take place at The Building Centre in London.
On November 16th, 2019, Associate Director of Structural Engineering Georgi Pertov will speak at the 2019 ETEM Facade Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petrov will present a keynote on SOM's innovative enclosure projects that were realized through close collaboration between architects, structural engineers, and fabricators.
The National Museum of the United States Army has been awarded LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Scheduled to open on June 4th, 2020, the museum will become a center for education and inspiration, and a cultural institution of national significance.
On October 5th, 2019, Associate Director Vram Malek presented a lecture on the NATO Headquarters at the AIA Continental Europe Conference in Brussels. The international conference series provides an in-depth look at the most important projects developing across Europe today.