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Research

Digital Design, Master Planning, Partnerships

Master Planning and Space Architecture for a Moon Village

In partnership with the European Space Agency and faculty at MIT, SOM is engaged in a collaborative endeavor to design and master plan the first full-time human settlement on the Moon. Presented at the 70th International Astronautical Congress, this paper outlines the goals and summarizes the key design, planning, and engineering considerations.

Digital Design, Parametric Design, Tall Buildings

Building on the Legacy of Technological and Architectural Innovation

In this article published in "The Changing Shape of Architecture: Further Cases of Integrating Research and Design in Practice" (Routledge, 2019), Neil Katz and Daniel Cashen explain the history of the firm and its output in the context of its technological advancements and social collaborations.