On April 19th, 2018, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at Princeton University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. There, Baker will highlight issues surrounding building design and its challenges in an age of computer-aided design.
On April 21st, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will lead a panel discussion at the American Planning Association's 2018 National Planning Conference. The talk will focus on the impact of the autonomous vehicle on urban living and planning.
On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Yasemin Kologlu will participate in a panel discussion organized by Interni magazine for Milan Design Week. The discussion centers on the relationship between people, technology, and innovation.
On April 19th and 20th, 2018, six SOM representatives will join the Facades+ Conference in New York City. Associate Director Frank Mahan, Associate Neil Katz, Structural Engineer Changjiang Zhou, and Architects Daniel Inocente, Max Haney, and Cong Ye will speak.
On April 21st, 2018, SOM Design Director Eric Keune will speak at a symposium hosted by Docomomo US. The event, titled "Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures," is presented in conjunction with the Association for Preservation Technology and the IIT College of Architecture.
On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Jon Cicconi will speak at the Getting to Zero National Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cicconi will discuss the Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, New York's first net-zero-energy school.
On April 17th, 2018, Senior Digital Design Architect Daniel Inocente will participate in a panel at the Design in the Age of Experience Conference in Milan. In his talk, titled "Building the City," Inocente will explore topics such as sociability, sustainability, and resiliency in the future of city design.
SOM Associate Mina Hasman has been appointed to the Royal Institute of British Architects' new Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development. The commission was formed to find ways the industry can design for the public good with sustainable practices.
A team of New York City high school students participating in the ACE Mentor Program has been recognized in the Construction Industry Round Table's National Design & Construction Competition. Working with mentors from SOM, the students created a proposal to revitalize Brooklyn Army Terminal.
On April 9th, four SOM leaders will speak at the 2018 Pacific Regional Conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Javier Arizmendi, Sean Ragasa, Georgia Sarkin, and Jennifer Skowlund will discuss SOM's recent campus master planning projects in California.
On April 4th, 2018, Eric Keune will speak at Ciao Chicago's First Wednesday Italian Design Night, a series hosted in conjunction with AIA Chicago. The event, titled "Architecture + Oenology: Parallel Trajectories," will explore the intersection of winemaking and architectural design.
On April 6th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Kevin Conway will speak at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Conway will discuss The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood and other projects that reflect SOM's history of incorporating art into buildings and publicly accessible spaces.
On March 29th, 2018, SOM Director of Sustainable Engineering Luke Leung will speak at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture's Spring 2018 PhD Architecture Research Forum. Leung will share insight on high performance design.
On March 7th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Yasemin Kologlu spoke at the industry conference Ecobuild. In her presentation, she explored the connection between the growing importance of wellbeing within workplace design and how this relates to generational shifts.
On March 26th, 2018, AIA New York will host architectural historian Nicholas Adams for a lecture titled "The Amazing Career of Nathaniel A. Owings." Adams will discuss Owings' legacy as a founder of SOM and his contributions to environmentalism and urban planning.