The 2019 National Planning Conference will take place from April 13th through April 16th in San Francisco. Twelve individuals from various SOM offices will speak on a variety of topics, from designing downtown San Francisco to the future of public spaces.
On April 8th , 2019, William F. Baker and Mark Sarkisian will deliver a lecture titled "Architecture Seen Through Structure" in Mexico City. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition "SOM: Arte + Ingeniería + Arquitectura."
On Tuesday, April 9th, Senior Consulting Design Partner Craig Hartman, FAIA, will speak at Salone del Mobile. His talk will illustrate SOM’s integrated, interdisciplinary approach to design in addressing the environmental and social challenges of our era.
SOM will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Year One career accelerator program in May 2019. Created to support the transition from academic to professional life, Year One provides entry-level designers with an array of resources for career development.
The SOM Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 SOM Foundation Research Prize. Two teams will each receive a grant of $40,000 to conduct original research into the prize's inaugural topic, Humanizing High Density.
UC Hastings College of the Law celebrated the topping out of its newest academic facility in February of 2019. The project is the first to be developed as part of the San Francisco college’s emerging Urban Academic Village.
On April 24th, 2019, "Beyond the Structure" ("+ Allá de la Estructura") will open in Madrid. The exhibition, presented by SOM and Fundación Arquitectura COAM, spotlights SOM’s structural engineering practice and its unique approaches to design that have led to some the most important projects in the world.
On April 1st, 2019, SOM Urban Design Practice Leader Keith P. O'Connor will give a lecture titled "Shaping the Public Realm: Urban Regeneration in NYC, Chicago and Hong Kong" at Ball State University as a part of its College of Architecture and Planning Lecture series.
Nine SOM architects and engineers will present seven case studies at the 2019 AEI Conference in Tysons, Virginia. The theme for the conference, which is hosted by the Architectural Engineering Institute and Pennsylvania State University, is "Integrated Building Solutions: The National Agenda."
In March, 2019 Scott Duncan participated in a design studio jury for a course led by architect Moshe Safdie at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. The semester-long studio challenged students to imagine design options for The 78, a 62-acre site in Chicago.
Three SOM projects are scheduled to compete in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards program at the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. The conference will take place in Shenzhen, China and is hosted by CTBUH.
On March 9th, 2019, SOM Pride New York took at trip to The Whitney Museum of American Art to see Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. Twenty members of the SOM LGBTQI+ community group took a guided tour of the retrospective, which celebrates the influential American artist.
On March 19th, Luke Leung and Dawveed Scully will speak at a PechaKucha Night hosted at the Chicago Architecture Center. Leung will present "Towards a Post Carbon U.S., and Twice as Efficient," and Scully will present "Collaborating to Design the Just City."
On March 22nd, 2019, Douglas Voigt, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, will serve as a panelist at the World Water Day Symposium in Chicago. The event is hosted by Current, an organization focused on bridging gaps in water technology commercialization.
On March 15th, 2019, SOM Design Partner Chris Cooper spoke on an opening night architecture keynote panel at City of Tomorrow, a real estate, architecture, and design summit at 92Y in New York. The panel was moderated by Carl Swanson, Editor at Large at New York magazine.