A group from SOM's Los Angeles office recently toured the new Santa Monica, California headquarters of Awesomeness, a global multi-platform media company. SOM provided architecture and interior design services for the 78,000-square-foot, two-level space, which is located in the larger Pen Factory.
SOM is seeking emerging talent to join us for our 2018 Summer Internship Program. Opportunities for hands-on experience in architecture, interiors, structural engineering, sustainable engineering, and urban design are available in our United States offices.
Architect Magazine reports on the publication of two new reports for the Timber Tower Research Project. The reports build on the initial findings of the project, which centered on the development of a structural system for tall buildings that uses mass timber as the main structural material.
SOM Director Carrie Moore served as a juror for Architectural Record's 2017 Record Products, an awards program that recognizes the best new products of the year. A panel of six independent jurors selected 57 winners from more than 250 entries.
In Healthcare Design magazine, SOM Associate Director Scott Habjan writes about the importance of connecting urban medical centers with their surrounding communities. Habjan offers insight into typical designs for city health facilities, and solutions for a new type of urban medical center.
This fall, we launched #SOMinChicago, an Instagram contest that celebrates architecture and design during the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Meet the jury: a group of leading voices in architecture from Chicago and around the world.
On Tuesday, December 12th, SOM's Philip Enquist and Rachel Momenee will lead a gallery talk at Expo 72 in Chicago. The discussion centers on SOM's participation in the Chicago River Edge Ideas Lab, an initiative to design a unified aesthetic for the Chicago River.
On December 14th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Brian Kaplan will speak at "Sustainable Design Perspectives." The event, hosted by AIA NY, centers on an exploration of sustainable design as a transformative trend in the construction industry.
On December 6th, 2017, SOM Associate Andrew Makin will join a panel discussion on Capitol Crossing. The event, hosted by the Washington chapter of the Urban Land Institute, will also include a site tour, Q&A session, and a reception.
SOM's Hong Kong office participated in the Coastal Cleanup Challenge, a volunteer event on November 25th, 2017. The group picked up trash found on the Pak Shui Wan beach in the Clear Water Bay area, making a local impact while raising awareness of environmental challenges.
DBIA Integration Quarterly, a publication of the Design-Build Institute of America, reports on the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. SOM Design Directors Paul Danna and José Luis Palacios, and Technical Designer Garth Ramsey, are interviewed.
SOM Director Carrie Moore has been selected for this year’s Top Women in Real Estate issue from Sokol Media. The issue spotlights female leaders from various fields that intersect with the real estate industry, including architecture, engineering, development, finance, and law.
In October, SOM's San Francisco office hosted the second annual Bring Your Child to Work Day. The Hawaiian-themed event included a lunch luau, arts and crafts, tours of the office, and educational activities centered on design and engineering.
On December 5th, 2017, Senior Structural Engineer Benton Johnson will deliver a presentation at the Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. Johnson will provide a brief history of SOM's research in timber design, with a focus on the Timber Tower Research Project.
SOM Senior Structural Engineer Benton Johnson will participate in an online forum on steel and timber systems for residential buildings. The free event, hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction, takes place on November 17th, 2017.