Metropolis Magazine reports on a Think Tank discussion co-hosted by the publication and SOM. Titled "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," the event included design and tech experts and centered on the potential impact of autonomous transportation in Chicago.
ArchDaily reports on the launch of the SOM Foundation Research Prize. Now in its inaugural year, the awards program invites educators and students based in the U.S. to submit proposals on the theme of "Humanizing High Density."
Spanish publication Merca2 examines SOM's role in helping BBVA transform its workplaces across multiple facilities. The global redesign, which includes interior design, architecture, and engineering, enables collaboration, creates a common culture across BBVA offices, and helps to reinterpret 21st-century work environments.
Building Design + Construction features the BBVA Technology Center in its roundup of significant and innovative data centers around the world. As the data center typology continues to expand rapidly, the design will shift to accommodate sustainability and security requirements.
Forbes includes the Guiyang Cultural Plaza Tower in a roundup of supertall buildings in progress around the world. The 1,709-foot-tall skyscraper is slated for completion in 2020, at which point it will be the tallest building in Guiyang, China.
Engineering-News Record California has included SOM on the 2018 Top Design Firms list. Based on revenue from architecture, interior design, and other services out of the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, the publication ranked SOM as 30th out of 95 firms.
Archinect features an interview with SOM Partner Carrie Byles as part of the publication's "How to Get a Job" series. Byles shares insight on interviews, portfolio development, and other matters for job seekers, as well as the office culture of SOM.
Contract spotlights the New York headquarters of Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), examining the design elements and programming that make the office visually arresting and highly functional. The design incorporates a notable selection of artwork from HBC's extensive collection.
CityRealty reports on the topping out of the SOM-designed One Manhattan West and interviews Navillus Contracting on the building's construction. The 995-foot-tall office building is one of three towers in the larger Manhattan West development, for which SOM designed the master plan.
The Architect's Newspaper previews the upcoming "Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture." The exhibition opens on June 30th, 2018, at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and includes related programming.
Architect Magazine reports on the Voices of Plurality Flash Mob that convened outside the Javits Center during the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture. SOM Associate Director Julia Murphy joined Beverly Willis and other architects to lead the event promoting equality in the architecture field.
Dezeen spotlights seven of New York City's largest projects under construction, citing two SOM projects. 35 Hudson Yards is part of the larger Hudson Yards development, and Manhattan West is a 5-million-square-foot, mixed-use development.
6sqft reports on the installation of Moynihan Train Hall's new skylight. Above the James A. Farley Post Office, which will operate as a new boarding concourse for the Penn Station complex, the skylight will connect with the building's original steel trusses and span the interior courtyard.
CityRealty reports on the installation of Moynihan Train Hall's 92-foot-high skylight. One of the new train hall's key components, the skylight will bring natural light into the restored James A. Farley Post Office building, which will operate as an extension of Penn Station.
New York Yimby reports on the topping out of One Manhattan West in New York City. The 995-foot-tall tower, one component of the larger Manhattan West development, is ascending first at its inner core, with its exterior following behind.