On Friday, October 23rd, SOM Project Manager Danei Cesario will participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the 2020 New York City Architecture Biennial (NYCAB). The virtual lecture series will feature conversations with architecture and urban design professionals on the topic of social inclusion in the workplace and in design.
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.
On October 28th, SOM will participate in the 2020 ACADIA Virtual Conference, presenting a collaborative paper between Princeton University and SOM titled "From Concept to Construction: A Transferable Design and Robotic Fabrication Method for a Building-Scale Vault." This year's theme is "Distributed Proximities," which will focus on projects that demonstrate the resilience and ingenuity of the computational design community in the face of crisis.
On Thursday, October 22nd, SOM Director Julia Murphy will speak as a panelist in "Breaking Ground: Advances in Construction and Project Management" as part of The Architect's Newspaper's Tech+ Virtual Conference. The conference will feature conversations about the latest technological advances in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.
On Wednesday, October 14th, Design Partner Colin Koop will speak as a panelist in "Moving Us in the Gotham of Tomorrow" at 92Y's City of Tomorrow Summit. The virtual summit brings together leading voices in architecture, design, policy, and real estate to discuss the future of New York City.
On Wednesday, October 14th, SOM Associate Director Luke Bridle will speak as a panelist in "The Future of Transportation in New York City." The event is part of Design Pavilion's Design Talks NOW series, which features conversations about current thinking in architecture, art, and design.
On October 14th–18th, SOM designers Danei Cesario, Ellen Abraham, Tiara Hughes, and Adede Amenyah will participate in the 2020 NOMA Conference. This year's theme, "Spatial Shifts: Reclaiming Our Cities," will explore the ways in which equity and justice can break down the barriers to meaningful design.
On October 9th, Director of Urban Design and Planning Peter Kindel will participate in a webinar hosted by Environmental Business International. The event will highlight new research on smart cities, current investment trends, and opportunities for future growth in green building.
On October 14th, Alessandro Beghini, Associate Director of Structural Engineering, will give a presentation titled "The Engineering of Art and Architecture" as part of Melbourne School of Design's MSD at Home lecture series. Beghini will discuss the structural and technological innovations that drive the creation of new art and architecture.
On Friday, October 16th, City Design Practice Director Peter Kindel will give a keynote presentation on the ecological principles of building and city design during the 2020 Green Building Festival. The three-day event provides a forum for education focused on ecological approaches to architecture and city planning.
On October 1st, SOM Associate Director Julia Skeete will speak at the 2020 RIBA Smart Practice Conference: Confronting the Climate Emergency. The event centers on the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets.
On September 23rd, 2020 SOM Director Luke Leung will speak as a panelist in "New Approaches to Air And Water." Part of the Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability Symposium, the panel discussion centers on the conservation and responsible use of resources in building design.
In September, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan, Director and Interior Design Practice Leader Lois Wellwood, and Associate Amy Garlock will join Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design magazine, for DesignBiz on Instagram Live. The designers and Allen will discuss workplace, travel, materiality, post-COVID design, and more.
On Thursday, September 24th, SOM's Zarmine Nigohos and Roshanak Mostaghim will present at the Future of Mass Timber virtual symposium. Hosted by The Architect's Newspaper, the symposium will spotlight emerging timber technologies and exemplary timber projects across North America, including the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, California.
As an advocate for the decarbonization of the built environment, SOM will take part in two event series throughout September 2020 to promote net-zero buildings: World Green Building Week 2020 and CarbonPositive RESET! Teach-In.