On May 24th, 2018, SOM architects will lead a tour of The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, California for the American Institute of Architects and the public. The boutique hotel, located on the iconic Sunset Strip, includes an exterior art installation by Janet Echelman.
On April 28th, 2018, nearly 30 employees from SOM's Chicago office participated in National Rebuilding Day with Rebuilding Together's Metro Chicago chapter. The SOM team volunteered in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood.
SOM Technical Director Lucas Tryggestad and Architectural Design Professional Kyle Vansice will speak at Building Design + Construction's Accelerate Live conference on May 10th, 2018. The two will discuss how data and digital fabrication are inspiring new innovations in design.
Princeton University has selected SOM and James Corner Field Operations to collaborate on a master plan for the proposed Lake Campus. The project, an integrated extension of the University's current campus, aims to create an innovative, vibrant mixed-use community.
Paolo Rossi has been selected as a juror for the 2018 ABB Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards. Rossi, a Design Associate based in SOM's London office, and the other members of the jury will select award winners in 14 different categories .
SOM Associate Director Aaron May will speak at the 2018 Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting on May 3rd, 2018. May will join a panel discussion that focuses on the evolving role of the Detroit riverfront and its impact on the city's residents and economy.
For six months, SOM staff in Washington, D.C. and New York worked with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center to design a new, enriching, and safe environment for the children of families who are facing homelessness.
On May 2nd, 2018, SOM Technical Partner Keith Boswell will speak at the Value of Design Symposium in the Netherlands. The event will explore the collaboration between architects and engineers to design safe, artistic structures, focusing on a number of SOM projects.
On April 21st, 2018, Senior Architectural Professional Brian Bessenaire will speak at an event hosted by the Chicago chapter of APT talks. Titled "We are VR: Let's Look Into the Future Through VR Lens," the event centers on different aspects of virtual reality in architecture.
On April 19th, 2018, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at Princeton University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. There, Baker will highlight issues surrounding building design and its challenges in an age of computer-aided design.
On April 21st, 2018, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will lead a panel discussion at the American Planning Association's 2018 National Planning Conference. The talk will focus on the impact of the autonomous vehicle on urban living and planning.
On April 17th, 2018, Senior Digital Design Architect Daniel Inocente participated in the Design in the Age of Experience Conference in Milan. In a session titled "Building the City," Inocente explored the role that emerging digital technologies can play in construction and urban development.
On April 18th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Yasemin Kologlu will participate in a panel discussion organized by Interni magazine for Milan Design Week. The discussion centers on the relationship between people, technology, and innovation.
On April 19th and 20th, 2018, six SOM representatives will join the Facades+ Conference in New York City. Associate Director Frank Mahan, Associate Neil Katz, Structural Engineer Changjiang Zhou, and Architects Daniel Inocente, Max Haney, and Cong Ye will speak.
On April 21st, 2018, SOM Design Director Eric Keune will speak at a symposium hosted by Docomomo US. The event, titled "Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures," is presented in conjunction with the Association for Preservation Technology and the IIT College of Architecture.