SOM Associate Director Kevin Conway served as a member of the jury for the 2018 RUMBLE exhibition at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD). The event, A.UD's tenth annual, showcased student work from the school's undergraduate, graduate, and post-professional programs.
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.
On June 26th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will speak at the 2018 International Conference on Transport and Health on Mackinac Island in Michigan. May's presentation is titled "The Detroit Riverfront as Economic Driver: Vision and Partnerships to Fuel Transformation."
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.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Jury of Fellows has elected SOM Director Chris Cooper to its College of Fellows. This prestigious honor is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.
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.
On June 21st, 2018, SOM Lead Designer Carlos Madrid III will participate in a panel discussion titled "Hacking the Highrise" in Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by Brookfield Properties and the Downtown Center Business Improvement District
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.
Archinect previews SOM's upcoming exhibition at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which opens to the public on June 30th, 2018, celebrates the interconnected qualities of architecture, engineering, and the visual arts.
On June 12th, 2018, a raccoon embarked on an ascent of a 1970s-era, 25-story tower in St. Paul, Minnesota. Metropolis Magazine interviewed SOM Director Colin Koop to provide perspective on the climb, which captured the attention of the media and viewers around the world.
On June 7th, 2018, a group of high school students at the School of Design and Construction led by SOM professionals competed in the Iron Designer Challenge in New York City. After designing and building a structure in front of a live audience, the team won the top prize.
PRISM features an article written by SOM Senior Structural Engineer Benton Johnson. In the article, Johnson discusses sustainability and the benefits of mass timber in construction, as well as SOM's ongoing Timber Tower Research Project.