On October 3rd, 2017, Jeannette Lenear Peruchini will speak at Facility Executive Live, a day-long conference in Chicago for facility professionals and industry experts. A variety of topics, including energy management, technology, and workplace design, will be discussed.
On September 12th, 2017, a team from SOM's London office took part in Run the River, an annual fundraising event along the River Thames. On September 14th, a team from SOM's New York office joined the New York Architects' Regatta Challenge, a fundraising event on the Hudson River.
SOM Director Colin Koop discusses Cornell Tech's new campus with Fast Company's Co. Design. The Roosevelt Island campus of the applied sciences university, for which SOM designed the master plan, officially opened in September, 2017.
On September 21st and 23rd, 2017, SOM Design Partner Leo Chow and Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner Mark Sarkisian will conduct a series of lectures in China. The two will speak at the 4th US-China Tall Buildings Symposium and Chongqing University.
In preparation for the Facades+ conference in Los Angeles, The Architect's Newspaper highlights works by local designers and practices. SOM's Paul Danna, José Luis Palacios, Garth Ramsey, and Keith Boswell are featured, as are Olympia and the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.
Designboom covers "SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]," an exhibition presented by Mana Contemporary in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The exhibition delves into SOM's design principles through a series of defining themes.
On September 15th, Ingedia Sanchez will speak at the 2017 AIA Women's Summit in Washington, D.C. An architect based in SOM's Chicago office, Sanchez has led the technical designs for numerous tall and supertall towers around the world.
On September 19th, SOM Design Partner Brian Lee and Sustainability Director Luke Leung will speak at the 2017 Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas. Lee and Leung will participate in a panel discussion titled "Peering Into the Future: Sustainability and the 2018 Concept Community."
On September 19th, 2017, SOM Associate Neil Katz will speak at the Buildings 2.0 Conference hosted by BuiltWorlds. A day-long conference focused on smart building technology, Buildings 2.0 will take place at the SOM-designed UI Labs in Chicago.
Philip Enquist has been recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as a member of the "2017 Who's Who in Chicago Business" list. Published annually, the list includes leaders from across fields, including business, academia, philanthropy, and architecture.
On September 14th, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan will speak at the 2017 Thailand Real Estate Summit in Bangkok. At the summit, Duncan will participate in a "fireside chat" on designing iconic towers in dense urban centers.
As the Chicago Architecture Biennial invites city residents and visitors to “Make New History” this fall, SOM is proud to partner with the Biennial and leading Chicago-based cultural organizations to explore the intersection between art, architecture, urban planning, and engineering.
In August, SOM Project Manager Michael Jividen led a tour of the Inland Steel Building for the Chicago Chapter of the Young Architects Forum. Designed by SOM and completed in 1958, the Inland Steel Building was a historic addition to Chicago's downtown.
In August, 2017, the Chicago Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza turned 50. In honor of the milestone, numerous events were held across the city; in this video, retired SOM architect Fred Lo, author Patricia Balton Stratton, and a panel of experts discuss the iconic piece of public art.
Fast Company's Co. Design features Public Safety Answering Center II, highlighting the details that disguise the building's unparalleled defense mechanisms. SOM Design Partner Gary Haney sheds light on the design techniques for the 911 call center.