On November 5th, 2018, SOM's Thomas Kinzl and Weiqi Wang will speak at the China Design Open Course symposium in Zhengzhou, China. The event is part of a country-wide consortium and showcases culturally significant architectural landmarks.
On November 9th, 2017, Alan Lewis spoke at the Guangzhou International Design Forum in China. The annual event is an opportunity for practitioners to discuss architectural design, sustainable design, and other topics as they relate to the city of Guangzhou.
On August 17th, 2017, Luke Leung will speak at Energy Exchange, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of the Federal Energy Management Program. Leung will lead the closing plenary session, speaking on the conference theme of "Connect, Collaborate, Conserve."
On May 13th, 2016, SOM team members accepted six awards for five projects at the inaugural China Tall Building Awards. Organized by the China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the awards were presented at a ceremony in Shanghai.
On April 9th, 2016, SOM Director Eric Tomich will speak at the Glass Performance Days China Conference in Shanghai. Tomich will open this edition of the international industry conference with a talk on the design of SOM's Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou.
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza have each won a 2015-2016 Real Estate Design China Award. The awards program recognizes projects that achieve excellence in architectural design and enhance Chinese cities and society.
SOM has been named as the winner of six China Tall Building Awards. The awards program celebrates the highest caliber of design for skyscrapers in China, honoring projects that promote the advancement of tall buildings and the built environment.
SOM Technical Director Nicholas Holt will give a keynote address at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Envelope Stakeholder Workshop on May 18, 2015. “A Return to Performance" proposes that the next generation of buildings will achieve high environmental performance, by integrating innovative technology with responses to site and climate inspired by vernacular traditions.
SOM has won two awards from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. Pearl River Tower and Timber Tower/Fargo Block 9 earned honors in sustainable design and research.