Three SOM projects are scheduled to compete in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards program at the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. The conference will take place in Shenzhen, China and is hosted by CTBUH.
On March 9th, 2019, SOM Pride New York took at trip to The Whitney Museum of American Art to see Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. Twenty members of the SOM LGBTQI+ community group took a guided tour of the retrospective, which celebrates the influential American artist.
On March 19th, Luke Leung and Dawveed Scully will speak at a PechaKucha Night hosted at the Chicago Architecture Center. Leung will present "Towards a Post Carbon U.S., and Twice as Efficient," and Scully will present "Collaborating to Design the Just City."
On March 22nd, 2019, Douglas Voigt, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, will serve as a panelist at the World Water Day Symposium in Chicago. The event is hosted by Current, an organization focused on bridging gaps in water technology commercialization.
On March 15th, 2019, SOM Design Partner Chris Cooper will speak on an opening night architecture keynote panel at City of Tomorrow, a real estate, architecture, and design summit at 92Y in New York. The panel will be moderated by Carl Swanson, Editor at Large at New York magazine.
In March, 2019, the work of SOM senior urban designer Dawveed Scully will be featured in an exhibition at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Scully, who is based in SOM's Chicago office, was lead designer on the Reinvesting in Robbins planning study in Robbins, Illinois.
On March 14th, 2019, Douglas Voigt, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, will serve as a moderator at the 2019 Chicago River Summit. The event is hosted by Friends of the Chicago River, an organization focused on improving the health of the Chicago River.
On March 14th, 2019, SOM Associate Director Georgi Petrov and senior digital design architectural professional Daniel Inocente will run a workshop on space architecture at MIT. The event is called "Beyond the Cradle 2019: Envisioning a New Space Age."
On March 14th, 2019, SOM Director Kim Van Holsbeke will speak at "_Destinations: Mexico City," hosted by AIANY Global Dialogues. The event will be moderated by Felipe Correa, Architecture Chair at UVA School of Architecture and founder of the design practice Somatic Collaborative.
On March 8th, 2019, SOM Associate Directors Jon Cicconi and Frank Mahan will lead a hard hat construction tour of Moynihan Train Hall for the AIANY Historic Buildings Committee. The two will share insight on SOM's design to convert the 1913 James A. Farley Post Office into a 21st-century train station.
SOM Associate Director Brian Kaplan and SOM senior architectural professional Ellen Abraham will speak at the New York Build 2019 Expo. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, workshops, and other sessions focused on contemporary issues in the construction industry.
On March 11th, SOM's Colin Koop and Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will speak at the SCUP 2019 North Atlantic Regional Conference. Together with Jennifer Ann Green, Dean of the Library at Barnard College, the two will discuss The Milstein Center at Barnard in New York City.
On March 4th, 2019, Philip Enquist will participate in a panel discussion at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Enquist will present SOM's updated master plan for Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a city for which the firm first designed a master plan in 1949.
SOM Design Partner Kent Jackson and SOM Managing Partner Thomas Behr will attend the 30th Annual MIPIM Conference. The premier international property event and conference will take place from Tuesday, March 12th to Friday, March 15th, in Cannes, France.
In February, 2019, SOM, in partnership with Bright Horizons and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, unveiled a Bright Space for children at the Regent Family Residence. The residence, a program of Volunteers of America-Greater New York, is a shelter that serves homeless families in Manhattan.