Jaime Velez, Director of Interior Design in SOM's London office, is featured on the cover of Perspective, the International Interior Design Association's journal. In "Balancing Act," Velez and other designers share insight on how to create a strong personal brand while representing a company's brand.
On July 10th, 2017, SOM Associate Directors Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa and Jon Cicconi led a walking tour of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. The event, timed with the annual conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), focused on the SOM-designed Marriott Hall.
On July 13th, 2017, William F. Baker will deliver a keynote presentation at the Structural Engineers World Congress in Bangalore, India. Themed "Architecture-Structure Interaction for a Sustainable Built Environment," the congress focuses on innovative uses of concrete in sustainable projects.
On June 29th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Sergio Sadaba will speak at a conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council and AIA Chicago. Sadaba will discuss the sustainable strategies behind SOM's designs for Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta.
On June 27th, 2017, Daniel R. Ringelstein and Gunnar Hand will represent SOM at the International Conference on Transport and Health in Barcelona, Spain. Ringelstein and Hand will lead a workshop on the firm's Regenerative Cities initiative.
On June 27th, 2017, Stephen Ray will speak at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. A Mechanical Engineer based in SOM's Chicago office, Ray will discuss the benefits of natural ventilation and the corresponding control design objectives.
SOM Technical Partner Keith Boswell and Associate Lisa Follman, both based in our San Francisco office, will lead workshops on glass and sustainability at the 2017 Glass Performance Days Conference. Now in its 25th year, the event will take place in Tampere, Finland.
SOM welcomes three new leaders to its Chicago office. With extensive portfolios of diverse projects, Christopher Hall, James Mark, and Michael Byun bring proven leadership to SOM’s interdisciplinary practice, reinforcing the firm's reputation for design excellence and dedication to client service.
On June 13th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Dmitri Jajich will present a talk titled "Structure as Architecture" at the London Constructing Excellence Club. Jajich will discuss the challenge of designing projects that feature structure and structural materials as the primary form of architectural expression.
On June 11th, 2017, Craig W. Hartman will deliver a commencement speech at DePaul University in Chicago. A Senior Consulting Design Partner who began his career at SOM in the firm's Chicago office, Hartman will also receive an honorary degree from the university.
For the past academic year, SOM's New York office hosted a team of high school students for the ACE Mentor Program. The national program seeks to inspire students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.
On June 20th, 2017, Brian Lee will speak at Record on the Road, a symposium hosted by Architectural Record. Lee will discuss examples of recent civic and public work that reflect the event's theme, "Buildings in the Public Realm: Innovations in Civic and Commercial Architecture."
On June 7th, 2017, William F. Baker and Mark Sarkisian will deliver a lecture at AIT ArchitekturSalon in Hamburg, Germany. The event coincides with the opening of "The Engineering of Architecture," a traveling exhibition that explores SOM’s decades-long history of structural engineering.
On June 6th, 2017, the Urban Green Council will recognize SOM Associate Director Brian Kaplan as a Service Award winner at its Summer Member Reception. An active member of Urban Green since 2009, Kaplan sits on the Monthly Programs Committee.
As part of the 2017 National Planning Conference, SOM's Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa assisted in a walking tour of Roosevelt Island in New York. Titled "Roosevelt Island: Planning for Unique Places," the tour included discussion of Cornell Tech, the new campus for which SOM created the master plan.