On July 18th, 2018, SOM Senior Consulting Design Partner Roger Duffy will be the keynote speaker on day two of Perspective USA 2018, a forum hosted by The Plan magazine. The event centers on a discussion of innovations in architecture and design.
SOM will participate in the 2018 symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, an event for which SOM is also one of the sponsors. SOM Partner William Baker and others will deliver presentations at the symposium.
On July 19th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Dan Herman will participate in a panel discussion with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The event is part of ULI's case study and site tour of the SOM-designed Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California.
Research collaborations are a cornerstone of SOM's design practice. On July 19th, 2018, Metropolis Magazine and SOM's Chicago office will co-host "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," a conversation centered on the future of autonomous transit in the city.
On July 11th, 2018, SOM's Peter Kindel will participate in a panel discussion at an event titled "Evolution of the San Francisco Peninsula." Hosted by Bisnow, the gathering will bring together commercial real estate owners, builders, investors, and designers to explore a variety of issues impacting the area.
SOM Director Ame M. Engelhart has been elected to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Governing Trustees, a group that represents the broad membership of the ULI in finding solutions for responsible land use and building thriving communities. Engelhart builds upon more than 30 years of experience for this new role.
In June 2018, SOM’s Chicago office hosted an official delegation from Osaka, Japan. The group’s visit was part of the delegation’s tour of Chicago celebrating the 45th anniversary of the "sister cities" partnership between Osaka and Chicago.
On June 20th, 2018, SOM's Philip Enquist was honored with the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Service by the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International in Chicago. A Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning, Enquist received the award for his transformational work in sustainable design.
SOM Associate Director Kevin Conway served as a member of the jury for the 2018 RUMBLE exhibition at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD). The event, A.UD's tenth annual, showcased student work from the school's undergraduate, graduate, and post-professional programs.
On June 26th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will speak at the 2018 International Conference on Transport and Health on Mackinac Island in Michigan. May's presentation is titled "The Detroit Riverfront as Economic Driver: Vision and Partnerships to Fuel Transformation."
Architect Magazine reports on the Voices of Plurality Flash Mob that convened outside the Javits Center during the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture. SOM Associate Director Julia Murphy joined Beverly Willis and other architects to lead the event promoting equality in the architecture field.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Jury of Fellows has elected SOM Director Chris Cooper to its College of Fellows. This prestigious honor is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.
On June 21st, 2018, SOM Lead Designer Carlos Madrid III will participate in a panel discussion titled "Hacking the Highrise" in Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by Brookfield Properties and the Downtown Center Business Improvement District
On June 7th, 2018, a group of high school students at the School of Design and Construction led by SOM professionals competed in the Iron Designer Challenge in New York City. After designing and building a structure in front of a live audience, the team won the top prize.
SOM will participate in more than 20 events at this year's AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. The conference, which features approximately 70 educational and networking events, includes seminars, workshops, and a two-day Architecture Expo at the Javits Center.