At the 2018 Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, SOM Consulting Partner Philip Enquist was honored with the Legacy Award for his contributions to urban design in Chicago and around the world. The award recognizes the outstanding work of Chicagoans in architecture.
Metropolis highlights the recent Think Tank panel hosted at SOM's New York office. Participants, including SOM Design Director Colin Koop, discussed issues regarding the rapid urbanization of New York City and the need for innovative technologies to support the city's growth.
On February 1st, 2018, the SOM Women's Initiative hosted a panel discussion titled "Advancing Women in Design." Addressing an industrywide gender gap, panelists considered strategies to support equitable career growth in the design profession.
On February 22nd, 2018, SOM Associate Gunnar Hand will participate in two panel discussions at the Symposium on Resilient Design at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Hand will discuss SOM's Regenerative Cities initiative.
On February 15th, 2018, SOM Design Partner Brian Lee will join a panel of Asian American business leaders and entrepreneurs for a panel discussion centered on career development and entrepreneurship. The event is organized by Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals.
On February 7th, 2018, SOM Director Ame Engelhart will moderate a panel discussion for the Urban Land Institute's Women's Leadership Initiative. The event, titled "This Is Not Your Father's Office," centers on a discussion of workplace design.
On February 11th, 2018, Dawveed Scully will speak at the third annual Anthology Architecture and Design Festival in Manila. The three-day celebration includes a diverse lineup of talks, exhibits, competitions, and workshops focusing on social architecture.
SOM Managing Director Michael Mann and SOM Design Director José Luis Palacios discuss the design of the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles on KCRW's Design and Architecture podcast. The building was the recipient of a 2018 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects .
On February 1st, 2018, Luke Leung will join a panel of sustainable design and engineering experts for "Greening Tall: Naturalizing the Vertical Realm." The event is part of a series organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
On January 27th, 2017, SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy will speak at "City of Tomorrow," a real estate, architecture, and design summit. Duffy will join a panel titled "Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Reimagining Penn Station, Grand Central, JFK, LaGuardia and the City’s Streets."
On January 26th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will speak at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). She will join a panel titled "The Physical Environment as a Key Element in Achieving 21st Century Learning Goals."
In January 2018, the SOM Women's Initiative hosted 27 students for its Winter Internship Week. Designed to provide experience and mentorship to young women pursuing careers in architecture and engineering, the program included site visits, training sessions, and other activities.
SOM Associate Director Arathi Gowda will speak on "Reducing Your Material Footprint" at the January meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. The event centers on how to reduce the material footprint of a building while still improving occupant health.
Photography Coordinator Lucas Blair Simpson speaks to SOM's approach to photography, providing insight on logistics, video, and drones. The article features images of PSAC II and the Center for Character & Leadership Development, two projects for which Simpson produced the shoots.
On January 10th, 2018, SOM Senior Designer Nathan Strieter joined a panel discussion titled "Delivering Greatness: Project Delivery Lessons from the Design and Construction of the Moynihan Train Hall." Panelists spoke about the project's delivery method and the train hall as a whole.