Five SOM projects were selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute's Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence. The awards program recognizes projects in the region that exemplify the highest standards of land use and enhance the public realm.
Interior Design magazine highlighted the Optimo Hat Company in its coverage of the annual IIDA Interior Design Competition. The SOM-designed conversion of a historic firehouse into the factory and headquarters for the Chicago-based hat maker was named one of five winners in the awards program.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
On June 22nd, 2019, Design Partner Colin Koop and Associate Director Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will participate in an LSC Roundtable at The New School in New York. The event centers on a discussion of the future of learning spaces.
On June 11th, Ame Engelhart, Ellen Lou, and Alan Lewis will speak at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2019 Asia Pacific Summit. This year's conference focuses on "Delivering a Sustainable Future."
On June 10th, 2019, SOM will participate in NeoCon 2019 in Chicago. The three-day event serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation, offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.
On June 13th, 2019, Associate Director Daniel Cashen will speak on a TechPerspectives panel titled "Immersive Storytelling: Visualization and Creating the Big Picture for Clients and Collaborators" in New York. Cashen will discuss SOM's research on VR and on advanced visualization and simulation.
SOM's master plan for Shanghai Old Town is featured in the current Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Journal. The project, a recipient of a 2019 CNU Charter Award, prioritizes the preservation of one of Shanghai's oldest districts while allowing for modernization and strategic development.
The Administrative Committee of Xiong'an New Area selected the urban design scheme by SOM and Tom Leader Studio for the first phase of development of this new economic zone, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. Balancing urban living with nature, the district is envisioned as a model "city of the future" for China.
Dezeen features SOM’s Tenaya Towers at UC Santa Barbara, exploring how the project fits into the university's master plan, also designed by SOM. The towers are part of a larger student housing development, named the San Joaquin Villages, which includes residential buildings designed by various architects.
The School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University has been honored with a Calibre Design Award by IIDA's Southern California chapter. The annual program recognizes project teams that demonstrate design excellence and exceed expectations within the industry.
Commercial Observer sits down for an interview with Partner T.J. Gottesdiener. Gottesdiener discusses the architectural renaissance happening in New York today, SOM's planned relocation to 7 World Trade Center, and the firm's impact on the revitalization of Columbus Circle.
On June 7th, 2019, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente and architectural designer Laura Gonzalez will speak at the International Space Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia. They will discuss SOM's design of the Moon Village.
On May 29th, 2019, Director Yue Zhu spoke at the China Design Open Course symposium. Held in Shanghai, China, the event was part of a multi-city event sponsored by Sina Home. The theme this year is "Exploring Contemporary Chinese New Habitat."
SOM director Thomas Hussey will present on The 78, a new transit-oriented development, with Michael Pfeffer of Related Midwest. "The Future of the Chicago Skyline: Current Developments in Our City" is a one-day seminar hosted by the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings.