Cast your votes for "A New Reality" to be selected as a panel at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019. The panel proposal features Douglas Voigt and Arathi Gowda of SOM alongside Jonathan Salk—son of the late Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine—discussing a vision of hope for a world in transition.
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.
NASA has named Northwestern University and SOM as one of the five leading teams in the latest phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge competition. Launched in 2014, the competition invites research teams from around the world to design habitats for space exploration.
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.
On August 8th, 2018, SOM, the Future Leaders Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), and Related Midwest will host a panel discussion on The 78. Planners and designers from SOM and Related will share insight on the project to create Chicago's next neighborhood.
350 Mission Street has won a 2018 Honor Award from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). The project was recognized for its innovative use of steel reinforced concrete to improve the structure's value, sustainability, appearance, and durability.
Poly International Plaza has received an Award of Merit in Azure Publishing's eighth annual AZ Awards for Design Excellence. The multi-tower project in Beijing won in the Commercial/Institutional Architecture (over 1,000 square meters) category.
Engineering News Record (ENR) has honored the Superior Court of California - San Diego with a 2018 Best Project Award. The courthouse won in the Southern California - Government/Public Buildings category of this year's Best Projects regional competition.
High Performing Buildings magazine features an article written by SOM Associate Director Steven Zimmerman about the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. Zimmerman explores the building's energy efficiency, sustainability, and structural design.
On August 16th, 2018, SOM and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles will host a panel discussion. Titled "Art + Engineering + Architecture," the event is part of the programming for the "Poetic Structure" exhibition on view at the MAK Center through September.
On July 26th, 2018, Associate Director Frank Mahan will speak at the 4th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture. The event will take place at the SOM-designed Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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.
On July 26th, 2018, AIA Los Angeles will host a tour of the Awesomeness headquarters in Santa Monica, California. SOM designed the interiors of the 78,000-square-foot space, as well as the adaptive reuse of the larger Pen Factory site in which it is located.
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.