Commercial Observer sits down for an interview with Partner T.J. Gottesdiener. Gottesdiener discusses the architectural renaissance happening in New York today, SOM's planned relocation to 7 World Trade Center, and the firm's impact on the revitalization of Columbus Circle.
SOM has just announced that its New York office will move to 7 World Trade Center in April 2020. The lease will make SOM the first architecture firm to move into the building, which was designed by SOM, as well as the first in the larger World Trade Center.
ArchiteXX interviews SOM Director Nicole Dosso about her two-decade-long experience at SOM. She touches upon her contributions to key projects such as One World Trade Center and Moynihan Train Hall, her approach to the technical side of design, and the lessons she's learned along the way.
On December 12th, 2017, James Carpenter delivered a lecture titled "Light in the Public Realm" at SOM's San Francisco office. Carpenter, founder of the design studio James Carpenter Design Associates, has a longstanding collaborative history with SOM.
The Gotham Center for New York City History features an excerpt of Judith Dupré's book "One World Trade Center: Biography of a Building." The author contends that SOM's innovative and thoughtful design for Seven World Trade Center set the standard for the rest of the World Trade Center site.
The New York Times tracks the reemergence of Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan, which is a key aspect of the World Trade Center site's redevelopment. SOM's design for 7 World Trade Center set the precedent for reestablishing Greenwich Street as an important urban boulevard.
The Commercial Observer covers the use of pressurized first-responder elevators for tall building evacuation. SOM Director Nicole Dosso was interviewed about protected evacuation routes in One World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center, both designed by SOM.
The New York Times Magazine highlights New York City's newest crop of skyscrapers and examines living and working above 800 feet. The issue features several SOM projects, including One World Trade Center, 28 Liberty, 7 World Trade Center, and Lever House.
In a recent article by The Real Deal, SOM Partner Kenneth A. Lewis discusses the gains in efficient office floor plans. For example, "destination dispatch" elevator technology, already in place at 7 World Trade Center, could eliminate the need for 10 percent of elevators and free up square footage for other uses.