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SOM in collaboration with Wheeler Kearns Architects, joins the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture for "Preserving Midwestern Modernism: A Conversation on the Legacies of Chicago's Netsch and Graham Homes." on Jan. 29

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On October 24th, 2020, SOM Consulting Partner Brian Lee will present "Innovation and Relevance in Work — Practice and Research," a lecture hosted by AIA Japan. Lee will discuss key projects from his design portfolio, including the engineering and innovation behind several tall and supertall towers, as well as smaller civic spaces that promote educational, social, and economic equality for the communities they serve.

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On September 26th, 2019, the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre officially opened to the public, securing its position as the seventh tallest building in the world and the third tallest in China. The 530-meter-tall tower was designed to LEED® Gold standards, with sustainable strategies including a high-performance envelope, optimized daylighting, and green landscaping.

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In January, 2019, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by officials from the City of Chicago, the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Public Library to inaugurate the new Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library. The project is one the city’s first co-located housing and public library branches.

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The National Organization of Minority Architects 2018 conference takes place in Chicago from October 17th to 20th, 2018. During the event, SOM's Brian Lee and Dawveed Scully will judge the student design competition, and Ingedia Sanchez, Tiara Hughes, Ellen Abraham, and Lisa Pascual will present workshops.

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SOM, working in collaboration with NIA Architects Inc., will realize one of Chicago's first co-located housing and public library branches. Located in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, the development includes a one-story public library branch and two four-story residential buildings.

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On October 20, 2015, SOM's Brian Lee will give a presentation at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville. His lecture will reflect on a practice that values innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration, and discuss SOM's recent involvement in the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) project.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) today unveiled a 3D-printed building designed by SOM in collaboration with ORNL researchers. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration features a building that is powered by a 3D-printed vehicle developed by ORNL.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently toured the new Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library with SOM Design Partner Brian Lee. Aligning with the Mayor’s principles of “open, accessible and green,” the SOM-designed library stands as a strong example of the positive impact that architecture and design can have on Chicago’s neighborhoods.

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