91 Leonard Street, a sleek, charcoal-colored terracotta condominium with exterior and lobby designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), has reached completion and residents have begun to move in. With 111 luxury condominiums plus amenity spaces, the New York City building was developed by Toll Brothers City Living, with collaborating architect Hill West Architects and interiors by Whitehall Interiors.
On October 24th, 2019, Partner Douglas Voigt will moderate the CityAge Chicago panel discussion, "Downtowns + Neighborhoods: Urban Development to Transform the City." CityAge, a platform for business development, brings practitioners in urban design, architecture, real estate, and related fields together to discuss current issues and trends.
On October 21st, 2019, Associate Director Georgi Petrov and senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will co-present a paper on the Moon Village with professor Jeffrey Hoffman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Master Planning and Space Architecture for a Moon Village," is co-written by SOM, MIT, and the European Space Agency.
In its review of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Detail highlights SOM's Stereoform Slab pavilion as a must-see entry. The pavilion is an abstracted prototype of a building system designed to reduce carbon emissions using robotic fabrication techniques.
On October 21st, 2019, Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein will join a panel discussion at the Prodexpo-Real Estate Conference in Athens. Ringelstein will share insight on planning for growth in cities.
Stereoform Slab, a to-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques, will be on view as an Open House Chicago pop-up venue. The pavilion is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th.
Designboom features Catalinas Rio, a waterfront office building in Buenos Aires' Catalinas Norte business district expansion. With retail, public greenspace, and two intertwined trapezoidal towers joined by skybridges and green terraces, the project will create a new, vibrant identity for the city skyline.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has appointed Associate Mina Hasman to its Board of Trustees. Each year, one alumnus of UKGBC’s prestigious Future Leaders program is invited to join the board for a two-year term.
Urban designer Tiara Hughes has been appointed to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The commission is responsible for recommending buildings, structures, sites, and districts for legal protection as official Chicago landmarks.
On October 28th, 2019, SOM architects will lead a tour of The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College as part of Archtober's "Building of the Day" program. Archtober is an annual month-long festival of architecture and design in New York City organized by the Center for Architecture.
Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) released the designs for Catalinas Rio, a waterfront office building in Buenos Aires' Catalinas Norte business district expansion. With retail, public greenspace, and two intertwined trapezoidal towers joined by skybridges and green terraces, the project will create a new, vibrant identity for the district and city skyline.
Ground has been broken on the new Airport Police Facility at the Los Angeles International Airport. The state-of-the-art facility, scheduled for completion in 2021, will be one of the largest police facilities in California once complete.
On Tuesday, October 22nd, Urban Design and Planning Director Peter Kindel will speak during the 2019 FuturePlace conference in Miami Beach. During a session titled “Cities of the Future – The Promise and Possibility,” Kindel will share insights from SOM’s Cities of the Future project.
On Friday, October 11th, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will speak at New Scientist Live 2019, an award-winning science festival in London. In a presentation titled "Welcome to Lunarville," Inocente will discuss Moon Village, SOM's concept for the first permanent human settlement on the moon.
On October 8th, 2019, Associate Roger Weber will speak at the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Maryland chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). On October 11th, Weber will present at APA North Carolina's 2019 North Carolina Planning Conference.