The Real Deal features SOM in its list of the firms behind New York City's biggest projects by square footage. SOM's 401 West 31st Street and 442 West 33rd Street, both part of the Manhattan West Development and led by Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis, are included.
Curbed names Lincoln Common towers A1 and A2 in its roundup of high-rise projects under construction in the Windy City. The development is on pace for a 2019 completion and will include retail, office, and residential units linked by a network of gardens and courts.
The winners of the 2017 RIBA President's Medals have been announced, including those students presented with the SOM Foundation's Fellowship Award. SOM's Danielle Fountain received a commendation in the RIBA Silver Medal category.
Wallpaper talks with SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker about the "SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]" exhibition in Chicago. The exhibition, which presents the innovative ideas and projects of SOM's "Research Gang," explores the balance between engineering and design.
In December of 2017, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation launched Pioneering Women of American Architecture, a website profiling significant female architects. Three former SOM architects—Natalie Griffin de Blois, Norma Merrick Sklarek, and Patricia Weston Swan—are included.
Geffen Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification. The educational facility serves as a gateway for the David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA campus as a whole.
The University of Missouri honored William F. Baker, SOM Structural Engineering Partner, with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree in recognition of his distinguished career and contributions to the field. The degree was conferred on December 15th, 2017.
On December 12th, 2017, James Carpenter delivered a lecture titled "Light in the Public Realm" at SOM's San Francisco office. Carpenter, founder of the design studio James Carpenter Design Associates, has a longstanding collaborative history with SOM.
Silas Chiow, Director of SOM's China office, has been elected as vice president of the Shanghai Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Shanghai), effective in 2018. In 2019, Chiow, a co-founder of the chapter, will ascend to the role president.
Barnard College includes The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center in a roundup of the school's top 10 noteworthy moments in 2017. The building reached significant milestones throughout the year, including its official naming.
Bisnow reports that construction financing has been secured for 1500 Mission. Located on Mission Street between South Van Ness and 11th Street in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, the project will include new public and private parcels woven together by common open spaces.
Contract magazine explores the use of quantifiable data in the design process. SOM Partner Stephen Apking and Associate Director Lois Wellwood, both of whom are based in New York, and Associate Anisa Mohammed, who is based in Washington, D.C., share insight on the use of data in the firm's projects.
On December 6th, 2017, Brian Lee was honored at the HIVE 50 conference. At the event, which centered on a discussion of the future of housing, Lee shared insight on AMIE 1.0, a research and design collaboration that shares energy between a 3D-printed, natural gas–powered vehicle and a 3D-printed building.
On December 5th, 2017, the SOM Women's Initiative hosted a speed mentoring event in SOM's Chicago office. Mentors and mentees from within the firm discussed work-life balance, leadership, professional growth, and other related topics.
The Wall Street Journal features Public Safety Answering Center II as one of this year's most innovative and effective new buildings. The facility, which will handle over 10 million emergency calls a year, is designed to be highly secure and functional.