On Tuesday, June 25th, Scott Duncan will give a keynote presentation on "Buildings that Breathe" at the Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit 2019. Duncan will discuss how tall buildings can become "sponges," presenting two SOM projects—Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank and WeBank—as case studies.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
On June 22nd, 2019, Design Partner Colin Koop and Associate Director Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will participate in an LSC Roundtable at The New School in New York. The event centers on a discussion of the future of learning spaces.
On June 11th, Ame Engelhart, Ellen Lou, and Alan Lewis will speak at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2019 Asia Pacific Summit. This year's conference focuses on "Delivering a Sustainable Future."
On June 10th, 2019, SOM will participate in NeoCon 2019 in Chicago. The three-day event serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation, offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.
On June 13th, 2019, Associate Director Daniel Cashen will speak on a TechPerspectives panel titled "Immersive Storytelling: Visualization and Creating the Big Picture for Clients and Collaborators" in New York. Cashen will discuss SOM's research on VR and on advanced visualization and simulation.
The Administrative Committee of Xiong'an New Area selected the urban design scheme by SOM and Tom Leader Studio for the first phase of development of this new economic zone, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. Balancing urban living with nature, the district is envisioned as a model "city of the future" for China.
Commercial Observer sits down for an interview with Partner T.J. Gottesdiener. Gottesdiener discusses the architectural renaissance happening in New York today, SOM's planned relocation to 7 World Trade Center, and the firm's impact on the revitalization of Columbus Circle.
On June 7th, 2019, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente and architectural designer Laura Gonzalez will speak at the International Space Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia. They will discuss SOM's design of the Moon Village.
On May 29th, 2019, Director Yue Zhu spoke at the China Design Open Course symposium. Held in Shanghai, China, the event was part of a multi-city event sponsored by Sina Home. The theme this year is "Exploring Contemporary Chinese New Habitat."
SOM director Thomas Hussey will present on The 78, a new transit-oriented development, with Michael Pfeffer of Related Midwest. "The Future of the Chicago Skyline: Current Developments in Our City" is a one-day seminar hosted by the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings.
On June 10th, 2019, SOM, the Urban Land Institute, and Fundación Arquitectura COAM will co-host a lecture and panel discussion titled "Growth + Mobility." The event centers on contemporary issues in population growth, transportation, and urban regeneration around the world.
This June, SOM is celebrating the LGBTQI+ community in honor of Pride Month around the world. Join SOM as we host and participate in events, partner with our communities, engage in open conversations, march in Pride parades, and more.
On June 1, 2019, Urban Design Practice Leader Keith P. O'Connor and Associate Director Jon Cicconi will join a Future of Design NYC panel titled "New Civic Spaces." O'Connor will moderate the panel, and Cicconi will discuss SOM's Moynihan Train Hall as a case study in civic architecture.
Paul Danna, design partner in SOM's Los Angeles office, is featured in Brookfield Properties’ Bunker Hill Innovator Series. The three-part short film collection highlights pioneering leaders who add value to the Bunker Hill community.