On Wednesday, June 6th, SOM Director Ame Engelhart will moderate a discussion at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific Summit. At the event, Engelhart and other speakers will examine inequality, segregation, and economic accessibility in cities.
In its May issue, Architect Magazine features SOM Associate Director Julia Murphy as one of ten designers working towards equity in architecture. Murphy speaks to her work on the SOM Women's Initiative, which she helped to relaunch in 2010.
A new exhibition in Venice features SOM's groundbreaking work in architecture and structural engineering. Presented at the European Cultural Centre, "Time Space Existence" is a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Chicago Magazine features the release of plans for 400 Lake Shore Drive by Related Midwest. Designed by SOM and located at the former Spire site, the two sister towers in the development are staggered in height and separated by 150 feet.
The Center for Character and Leadership Development and 111 Main have each received an IDEAS2 Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The awards program honors engineering and architecture projects that incorporate structural steel in innovative ways.
The Construction Specifier, a publication of the Construction Specifications Institute, features an article written by Structural Engineering Associate Director Benton Johnson. In the article, Johnson discusses SOM's ongoing research in mass-timber construction for high-rise design.
Curbed highlights Related Midwest's plans for the former Chicago Spire site at 400 Lake Shore Drive. Located where Lake Michigan meets the Chicago River, SOM's design features two slim towers with pedestrian access to the Chicago Riverwalk and an adjacent park.
Designboom reports on developer Related Midwest's release of plans for 400 Lake Shore Drive. Designed by SOM and occupying the former Spire site, the complex comprises two sister towers that will house condominiums, apartments, and a 175-room hotel with a park.
On May 24th, 2018, SOM architects will lead a tour of The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, California for the American Institute of Architects and the public. The boutique hotel, located on the iconic Sunset Strip, includes an exterior art installation by Janet Echelman.
The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA SF) recognized SOM's work at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the 2018 Design Awards. The San Joaquin Apartments and Precinct Improvements received a Merit Award, which was presented on April 26th, 2018.
The Superior Court of California in San Diego has been recognized in the 2018 Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Building Team Awards. The courthouse, one of four Gold Award winners and one of 13 overall winners, will be featured in an upcoming print issue of BD+C.
On Monday, May 14th, the City of Detroit launched the first phase of construction on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, designed by SOM in partnership with the city and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. Work began on the East Jefferson Avenue transit corridor.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Related Midwest's release of plans for The 78. SOM's design for the development conceives of the 62-acre parcel bordering Roosevelt Road, Clark Street, Ping Tom Park, and the Chicago River as a new mixed-use neighborhood.
On April 28th, 2018, nearly 30 employees from SOM's Chicago office participated in National Rebuilding Day with Rebuilding Together's Metro Chicago chapter. The SOM team volunteered in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Dezeen reports on SOM's adaptive reuse of a decommissioned firehouse into the headquarters of Optimo Hat Factory. The project, designed in close collaboration with the Chicago-based company, is the smallest factory in SOM's portfolio.