252 East 57th Street received a 2018 Award for Excellence in Development from the Urban Land Institute, and Moynihan Train Hall's West End Concourse was selected as a finalist in the awards program. The two projects are honored as significant contributions to the urban fabric of New York City.
On April 21st, 2018, Senior Architectural Professional Brian Bessenaire will speak at an event hosted by the Chicago chapter of APT talks. Titled "We are VR: Let's Look Into the Future Through VR Lens," the event centers on different aspects of virtual reality in architecture.
On April 19th, 2018, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at Princeton University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. There, Baker will highlight issues surrounding building design and its challenges in an age of computer-aided design.
On April 21st, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will lead a panel discussion at the American Planning Association's 2018 National Planning Conference. The talk will focus on the impact of the autonomous vehicle on urban living and planning.
On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Yasemin Kologlu will participate in a panel discussion organized by Interni magazine for Milan Design Week. The discussion centers on the relationship between people, technology, and innovation.
BBC's Rachael Gillman interviews SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener for the "Witness" history program. Gottesdiener discusses the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the complex political and social factors that influenced the subsequent design of One World Trade Center and the surrounding site.
On April 19th and 20th, 2018, six SOM representatives will join the Facades+ Conference in New York City. Associate Director Frank Mahan, Associate Neil Katz, Structural Engineer Changjiang Zhou, and Architects Daniel Inocente, Max Haney, and Cong Ye will speak.
On April 21st, 2018, SOM Design Director Eric Keune will speak at a symposium hosted by Docomomo US. The event, titled "Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures," is presented in conjunction with the Association for Preservation Technology and the IIT College of Architecture.
On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Jon Cicconi will speak at the Getting to Zero National Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cicconi will discuss the Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, New York's first net-zero-energy school.
On April 17th, 2018, Senior Digital Design Architect Daniel Inocente will participate in a panel at the Design in the Age of Experience Conference in Milan. In his talk, titled "Building the City," Inocente will explore topics such as sociability, sustainability, and resiliency in the future of city design.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a 54-story mixed-use tower planned for Hangzhou, China. The project, which is anticipated to be complete in 2021, will include more than 100,000 square meters of office, hotel, and retail space.
SOM Associate Mina Hasman has been appointed to the Royal Institute of British Architects' new Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development. The commission was formed to find ways the industry can design for the public good with sustainable practices.
A team of New York City high school students participating in the ACE Mentor Program has been recognized in the Construction Industry Round Table's National Design & Construction Competition. Working with mentors from SOM, the students created a proposal to revitalize Brooklyn Army Terminal.
On March 15th, 2018, the Shanghai Old Town Master Plan won two awards at MIPIM/The Architectural Review's Future Project Awards 2018 ceremony in Cannes, France. The project was named the Overall Winner, the program's highest honor, and won in the Regeneration and Masterplanning category.
SOM has joined the U.S.-China CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization's Race to Zero, an environmental initiative geared toward influencing global companies to pursue zero-carbon and zero-waste practices. The campaign provides resources for reducing carbon emissions and waste.