Consulting Partner Bill Baker is cited in this article about structural innovation and the design impact of New York's most iconic skyscrapers. Baker is best known for the development of the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure.
The Daily Hive features renderings for Alberni, a new residential tower proposed for downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. Currently in its design phase, the future 43-story tower will provide 197 market condominium units and 66 replacement market rental homes.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named six SOM projects as 2020 Award of Excellence winners. Tianjin CTF Finance Center, Pudong Financial Plaza, Poly Skyline Plaza, 100 Mount Street, 500 Folsom, and Burj Khalifa were awarded in this year's program.
In an episode of National Geographic's Superstructures: Engineering Marvels, William Baker explains how his structural engineering team designed the world's tallest tower to withstand strong winds and severe weather.
On July 13, Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development of Construction Engineering. He will discuss the engineering innovation behind the design of the Burj Khalifa, as well as new technology in the design and construction of supertall buildings around the world.
On June 25th, 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Structural Engineering Director in SOM’s London office, will speak at the 9th Italian/International Tall Buildings Conference. There he will speak about new and emerging technologies and will present case studies including Burj Khalifa.
On April 28th, 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Director of Structural Engineering, will speak at the launch event of the Arabic edition of Skyscrapers. The book was written by author and structural historian Judith Dupré.
Travel + Leisure magazine talks with William F. Baker on Skyscraper Day about his work as an engineer for some of the world's tallest towers. The article spotlights various observation decks, including the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, and 875 N. Michigan Avenue.
Beginning on June 17th, 2018, a selection of models highlighting the structural engineering of several SOM-designed projects will be shown as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Engineering NRW in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The exhibition is titled "Visionaries and Everyday Heroes: Engineers - Build - Future."