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.
Fazlur Khan is featured in Redshift by Autodesk. Widely regarded as one of the greatest structural engineers in modern history, Khan pioneered the "bundled tube" structural system used for the Sears (now Willis) Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998.
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.
Following the announcement of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) 50 Forward | 50 Back awards recipients, Crain's Chicago highlights five of the 50 skyscrapers that call Chicago home. SOM is the firm behind two.
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.