Nine SOM architects and engineers will present seven case studies at the 2019 AEI Conference in Tysons, Virginia. The theme for the conference, which is hosted by the Architectural Engineering Institute and Pennsylvania State University, is "Integrated Building Solutions: The National Agenda."
Architizer reports on the uses, performance, and aesthetics of tensile fabric structures. The article features the open-air Train Hall of Denver Union Station, which was designed as a means of efficiently sheltering railway tracks with a combination of "arch trusses" clad in tensioned PTFE fabric.
Architectural Record reports on public architecture projects generating positive change in cities around the United States. Denver Union Station, designed by SOM as part of a large regional transportation initiative, is included.
The Denver Post reports on the development boom around Denver Union Station, the SOM-designed transit hub. Sales and property tax revenue last year came in at triple the original projections, demonstrating the project's success as a catalyst for urban growth.
Curbed highlights the use of splash pads in SOM's design for Denver Union Station. The splash pads create an interactive public space as part of SOM's aspiration to realize a dynamic, civic zone surrounding the historic Beaux-Arts building.
In July 2016, the Regional Transportation District is opening the B-Line, a new link in the transit network being built around Denver Union Station. The commuter rail line connects the SOM-designed station with Westminster, a Denver suburb, laying further groundwork for transit-oriented development.
Politico Magazine reports on Denver's new rail connection between the airport and Denver Union Station, the latest addition to a rail system that is transforming the city. SOM recently revitalized and expanded the historic station to create a major regional transportation hub and intermodal transit district.
In "Rebuilding the American City," SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy, Director Derek A.R. Moore, and Associate Director Kristopher Takács discuss Denver Union Station. Authored by David Gamble and Patty Heyda, the book highlights the transit hub as a paradigm for urban redevelopment in America.
Architizer includes the SOM-designed Denver Union Station in a survey of inspiring train stations around the world. One of the largest of its kind in the United States, the Colorado station orchestrates light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bicycle and bus routes, and pedestrian pathways into an intermodal hub.