SOM Director Derek Moore, an expert on airport design, will present at the Next Generation World Airports Conference in Geelong, Australia on March 1, 2017. There, he will speak about the challenge of designing terminals that are adaptable to change.
In 1954, Norma Merrick Sklarek became the first African American woman to earn an architecture license. Hired at SOM the following year, she went on to build a distinguished career and founded her own firm. On the occasion of Black History Month, we look back at her remarkable achievements.
SOM Associate Director Sergio Sadaba will present at Campus Energy 2017 in Miami, an event organized by the International District Energy Association. At this conference on sustainable energy systems, Sadaba will speak about SOM's design for Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta.
On February 24, 2017, SOM Director Nicole Dosso will lead a discussion at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. The event is part of the Leadership Breakfast series organized by the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee.
SOM Technical Associate Director David Diamond will present at the ARCHx lecture series at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on February 22nd, 2017. His lecture will explore the process of designing the Cathedral of Christ the Light, in Oakland, California.
On February 10, 2017, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that SOM Design Partner Gary Haney has been elected to its College of Fellows. The fellowship program is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member.
On February 9, 2017, City Design Practice Manager Jennifer Pehr will present SOM's concept to reimagine the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to better serve New York City as it grows to 9 million residents. The event takes place at the AIA New York Center for Architecture.
On February 8th, 2017, Luke Leung will speak at Concordia University in Montreal. The event, a career symposium hosted by ASHRAE's Montreal Chapter, provides an opportunity for engineering students to meet prospective employers.
Watercolors by SOM consulting partner John Kriken will be on display at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. The exhibit will feature works from his book "The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society: San Francisco Impressions."
Carlos Madrid III, a lead designer with SOM's Los Angeles office, is invited to serve on the jury for IIDA's 2017 Interior Design Competition. The annual program celebrates work that reflects new ideas and techniques in the design of interior spaces.
On February 6th, 2017, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan will deliver a lecture at the College of Architecture and Design at University of Tennessee. The event is part of SOM's ongoing role as a partner in the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism.
Five SOM offices across the United States hosted undergraduates during the annual Winter Internship Week from January 10 to 13, 2017. Organized by the SOM Women's Initiative, the program offers students an immersive learning experience and the opportunity to connect with mentors in the field.
On February 7th, Design Director Dan Ringelstein will present at the 2017 ULI Europe Conference in Paris. As part of the European Urban Regeneration Council Day, he will present on emerging trends in Urban Innovation Districts, areas where institutions and businesses are clustered to drive regeneration.
Architizer interviews SOM Structural Engineering Partners Mark Sarkisian and William F. Baker on the relationship between engineering and architecture. They discuss how structural innovations—and the modelmaking and testing that go into realizing them—respond to the context of each project.
On February 3rd, 2017, SOM Partner Roger Duffy will join a discussion at City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit, at 92Y in New York City. The panel, titled "Architecture and New York's 21st-Century Identity," brings together designers of prominent new buildings in the city.