On June 29th, 2020, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the AIA hosted a panel discussion on perspectives and influence for mid-career practitioners as part of its DAC Leadership Series. SOM Partner Laura Ettelman, Directors Yasemin Kologlu and Carrie Moore, and Associates Lindsay Allen, Julia Grabazs, and Maria Palencia shared insight.
On August 6th, 2020, Director Yasemin Kologlu will participate in "The New Future of the Office." The virtual panel discussion, hosted by SPUR, focuses on the lasting impact that COVID-19 will have on workplace design.
The U.S. Department of State has broken ground on its newest embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the embassy will provide a state-of-the-art, modern, and resilient facility for diplomatic relations between the two countries.
SOM has donated three Ezra Stoller prints to the Design Yard Sale. The online auction and sale was organized by students and alumni at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. All proceeds will go to The Bail Project and Collaqate Design.
In July, several SOM staff members are participating in Project Pipeline, a summer camp hosted by the Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). This year, the annual event will be hosted virtually.
What will our streets look like in the next 30 years? On July 23rd, 2020, Associate Director Chris Hall will join City Tech Collaborative for a panel discussion on concepts of future street typologies that reflect emerging mobility trends, technologies, and behaviors.
On July 22nd, 2020, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning Dan Ringelstein will speak at the Big 5 Digital Festival Africa virtual conference. The event is the first-ever online gathering of the infrastructure and construction community in Africa.
On June 25th , the Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) hosted a Virtual Gala unveiling the Center for Wellbeing and Happiness, the expansion to the organization’s current headquarters on East 8th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan. The project was designed pro-bono by SOM, and adds 5,000 square feet of new space to the organization’s headquarters.
On Monday, June 22nd and Tuesday, June 23rd, Associate Director Daniel Cashen and Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Inocente will present at The Festival of BIM and Digital Construction. The festival is the world's largest virtual event for digital construction.
On June 23rd, Dan Ringelstein will speak at ULI Poland's virtual conference, "CLIMATE.CAPITAL.CITIES.PEOPLE: Has COVID-19 Changed the Course?" The event, themed "The City of the Future," is the first of a virtual five-part series hosted by ULI Poland throughout June and July.
We have extended our commitment to climate action by joining the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Advancing Net Zero partner. In this role, SOM will help drive the development of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, which aims to achieve zero carbon built environments by 2050.
On June 18th, Dan Ringelstein will speak at a virtual event hosted by ULI Beijing. The discussion will focus on resilient strategies for city planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 9th, Director Julia Murphy participated in "Tenant Talks," a panel hosted by Commercial Observer. Dino Fusco, Debra Hudnell, and Tal Kerret of Silverstein Properties, along with Arthur Matuszewski of Better.com and Thea Kruger of Berdon LLP, join Murphy in a discussion on returning to office spaces in New York as the city lifts coronavirus restrictions.
On June 25th, 2020, Graphic Design Manager Nathan Bluestone will participate in San Francisco Design Week. Through two SOM projects, Bluestone will explore the ways in which graphic design can shift people’s perceptions of long-established customs and institutions.
Join SOM's Peter Kindel on May 14th, 2020, for a virtual panel discussion focused on COVID-19 and its impact on public space. A group of experts will share observations about their local communities and discuss what we can learn from other cities around the world.