On March 26th, 2018, AIA New York will host architectural historian Nicholas Adams for a lecture titled "The Amazing Career of Nathaniel A. Owings." Adams will discuss Owings' legacy as a founder of SOM and his contributions to environmentalism and urban planning.
On March 19th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Susan Bartley spoke at the University of Southern California School of Architecture's Career Week. The annual professional development program, which includes workshops, portfolio review, and other events, is hosted by the USC Architectural Guild.
On March 15th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Brian Kaplan joined a panel discussion hosted by the AIA New York Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The forum was organized to commemorate Women's History Month and took place at the Center for Architecture.
On March 15th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will participate in a panel and roundtable discussion titled "The Inside Track on SOCAL Projects." The event is hosted by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association to explore current and recent projects in the area.
On March 15th, 2018, Karen O'Doherty and Alejandra Delgado will speak at Solutions at Work, a conference hosted by Bright Horizons. O'Doherty will join a panel discussion on inclusivity in the workplace, while Delgado will share insight on a recent partnership between SOM and Bright Horizons.
On March 13th, 2018, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck at 875 N. Michigan (formerly John Hancock Center) will unveil SOM's design for the building's second time capsule. Designed to be installed for the next 50 years, the new time capsule will replace the original, which was installed in 1968.
SOM Associate Neil Katz will speak at the Facade Tectonics 2018 World Congress in Los Angeles on March 13th, 2018. The event combines networking with an in-depth exploration of the art, science, and technology of building facades.
On March 7th, 2018, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) welcomed new members into its prestigious Academy of Fellows. SOM Senior Marketing Manager Susan Merrigan, a member of SAME for more than 18 years, was inducted into Academy's Class of 2018.
On March 15th, 2018, SOM Director of Sustainable Engineering Luke Leung will speak at the Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE. In his presentation, "Live Long, Healthy, and Low Energy," Leung will investigate how urban dwellers can boost life expectancy while lowering energy consumption.
On March 9th, 2018, SOM Director Ame Engelhart will speak at the 7th Annual Vertical Cities conference in Bangkok. The event focuses on methodologies for designing and constructing supertall buildings that promote interaction and community.
On Thursday, March 15th, Thomas Kinzl will speak at AIA Chicago. Using Tianjin CTF Finance Centre as a case study, Kinzl will discuss the use of digital design tools, parametric design, and innovative, high-performing curtain wall systems in building facades.
On March 7th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Julia Murphy will receive the Tribune Award at the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation's Leadership Awards Gala. The award is presented to young professionals who exhibit leadership in improving gender equity in the building industry.
On March 21st, 2018, SOM Technical Director Lucas Tryggestad will speak at the Ontario Building Envelope Council in Markham, Ontario. Using 707 Fifth - Manulife Place as a case study, Tryggestad will discuss managing expectations for unique, high performance buildings.
On March 21st, 2018, SOM will host a panel discussion in New York to mark the release of the second volume in the SOM Thinkers series. With Ben Davis as moderator, panelists Olalekan Jeyifous, Damon Rich, Oana Stanescu, and Claire Weisz will discuss the the intersection of design and the public realm.
On March 5th, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the University of Tennessee's 2018 Architecture and Design Lecture Series. His presentation is titled "Architecture and Structures in the Computational Age."