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.
The Mercury News reports on plans to expand the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system into San Jose and Santa Clara. The article quotes SOM Director Ellen Lou, who discusses the development opportunities transit system will bring to the area.
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.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a 54-story mixed-use tower planned for Hangzhou, China. The project, which is anticipated to be complete in 2021, will include more than 100,000 square meters of office, hotel, and retail space.
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 March 15th, 2018, the Shanghai Old Town Master Plan won two awards at MIPIM/The Architectural Review's Future Project Awards 2018 ceremony in Cannes, France. The project was named the Overall Winner, the program's highest honor, and won in the Regeneration and Masterplanning category.
SOM has joined the U.S.-China CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization's Race to Zero, an environmental initiative geared toward influencing global companies to pursue zero-carbon and zero-waste practices. The campaign provides resources for reducing carbon emissions and waste.
The 2020 Campus Development of the University of California, Merced won a Gold award at the 2017 P3 Awards & Conference, which recognizes outstanding achievements in public private partnership (P3) projects. The development won the award in the Best Social Infrastructure Project category.
On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Daniel Silva will speak to students at the University of Minho's School of Architecture in Guimarães, Portugal. The talk is one of several events organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the university's Bachelor of Architecture program.
Archinect spotlights the newly released renderings of Hangzhou Wangchao Center in Hangzhou, China. The tower's expressive silhouette, the result of an integrated architectural and engineering solution, includes a curved facade and a multistory crown.
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 February 21st, 2018, SOM's interior design team in San Francisco participated in an event for the nonprofit organization Philanthropy by Design. Top Bay Area designers came together to create and sell felt artwork to benefit the charity.