SOM's Jin Mao Tower was honored with the inaugural Hudec Architectural Culture Award on October 27th, 2018. The tallest building in China at the time of its completion, Jin Mao's design echoes the form of the ancient Chinese pagoda and remains a leading model of skyscraper design in the country.
Urbanize L.A. reports on Compton Hub City, a plan that will guide future land use and development around a busy transit hub in Compton, California. SOM's Los Angeles studio is working with city officials and community members to design the plan for transit-oriented development.
Throughout October, SOM led sketching sessions at Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago as a part of The Big Draw, a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world. The sessions offered opportunities for Chicagoans to explore design and engage with their city.
On November 3rd, 2018, SOM took part in the 36th annual Sandcastle Classic competition at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The event benefits Leap: Arts in Education, an organization dedicated to providing arts education programs in Bay Area schools.
The Sacramento Business Journal reports on plans for the 301 Capitol Mall development in Sacramento. SOM is designing Tower 301, a 33-story mixed-use high-rise in the development, which would be the tallest building in the Sacramento region.
Glocal Design Magazine honored SOM's BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and BBVA Centro Tecnologico with a combined three Noldi Schreck Awards. The winners were announced at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on November 9th, 2018.
On November 2nd, 2018, SOM's New York office took part in Canstruction 2018. The charitable annual event brings together architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large structures using cans of food.
The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects features SOM senior urban designer Tiara Hughes as the Distinguished Member for the month of November. Hughes discusses her own path into architecture and her current projects.
On October 30th, 2018, SOM's G-Cubed project received a Citation Award in the 2018 AIA Los Angeles Design Awards. G-Cubed is a gym and rooftop garden amenity space built on top of an existing seven-story parking garage in Century City, California.
In October of 2018, 100 Mount Street topped out in North Sydney, Australia. The tower will be North Sydney’s tallest commercial tower, topping out at 35-stories and offering 42,100 square meters of above-grade office and public space.
In October 2018, SOM senior designer Carlos Madrid III attended Contract Magazine's annual Design Forum. The two-day event brought together members of the magazine's Editorial Advisory Board with real estate professionals.
SOM Director Carrie Moore and senior architectural professional Jennifer Grosso discuss the value of professional mentorships, mentorship programs at SOM, and their mentor-mentee relationship specifically. The architects, who are both based in SOM's New York office, also discuss their roles and projects.
On November 3rd, 2018 SOM senior architectural professional Jennifer Grosso will participate in a conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The event is organized by Women in Design, a student-run organization committed to advancing gender equity.
To celebrate the launch of SOM's Year One career accelerator program, the firm hosted a Graduate Show showcasing student work from program participants. Throughout October 2018, Graduate Shows took place in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London.
On November 5th, 2018, SOM's Thomas Kinzl and Weiqi Wang will speak at the China Design Open Course symposium in Zhengzhou, China. The event is part of a country-wide consortium and showcases culturally significant architectural landmarks.