In the latest volume of Architecture Philosophy, the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture features an article written by Associate Director Frank Mahan and architectural professional Van Kluytenaar. The two posit a radical shift in theories of historic preservation and adaptive reuse when applied to modernist architecture.
In November of 2019, Associate Director Rupa Garai presented during the Indian Association of Structural Engineering's (IAStructE) International Seminar in New Delhi. The conference addressed how performance based design can create more resilient structures.
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."
SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects. The annual award program honors young leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture early in their careers.
Poly International Plaza has received a 2018 A&D Trophy Award from Perspective magazine. Formerly known as The Perspective Awards, the competition celebrates excellence in architecture, interior design, and product design across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Archinect reports on AIA Chicago's 2018 Design Excellence Awards. The SOM-designed Optimo Hat Company won the Honor Award in the Interior Architecture category and the Elgin Laundry Building Study received an Honor Award in the Unbuilt Forward category.
The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored three SOM projects with three Design Excellence Awards. The award winners were announced at the 63rd annual Designight ceremony at the Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom on October 26th, 2018.
American Libraries Magazine features SOM Design Partner Brian Lee in an interview on the research process that goes into the design and renovation of libraries. Lee discusses the forthcoming Roosevelt Square branch of the Chicago Public Library as a model for the innovative funding for libraries.
On September 4th, 2018, SOM will lead a walking tour as part of the Architecture + the City Festival in San Francisco. The program, titled "Urban Design for the Future of the Public Realm," will include stops at various SOM-designed projects in the city.