On September 19th, 2018, Design Director Eric Keune will join the Historical Society of Sarasota County, in Sarasota, Florida, for a special lecture. Keune will discuss the history of the former Selby Public Library, designed by SOM's Walter Netsch (1920-2008).
On Thursday, September 27th, SOM Director Kristopher Takács will speak at an Urban Land Institute Arizona Technical Assistance Panel Program. Takács and other panelists will share insight on placemaking in the city of Maricopa, Arizona.
On October 13th, 2018, SOM will participate in Open House Chicago, a free, annual event hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center. The event offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 architectural sites and firms in Chicago.
On September 21st, 2018, SOM's Lucas Tryggestad and Dan O'Riley will co-chair the 2018 Facades+ Conference. The full day conference presents advances and innovations in facade technology, building skins, and sustainable design practices.
On September 13th, 2018, Associate Roger Weber will speak at the annual conference of the American Planning Association's North Carolina chapter. Weber will discuss SOM's recent work on the Asheville Comprehensive Plan and share insight on planning for growth in valley communities.
On September 13th, 2018, SOM Associate Mina Hasman will deliver a keynote speech at the Sustainable Design of the Built Environment International Conference. Hasman was recently appointed to the RIBA Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development.
On Thursday, September 6th, SOM Senior Urban Designer Dawveed Scully will participate in a event centered on the topic of spatial equity in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the event includes a screening of the film Chocolate City and a discussion of equitable development and gentrification and will follow.
On August 24th, 2018, SOM led a tour of the Moscone Convention Center Expansion and Improvement project with AIA San Francisco. Set within the footprint of the existing site, the improved Moscone Center reinvents the relationship between the convention center and the city.
On August 31st, 2018, Adam Semel will speak at "Chicago State of the Market: Hospitality, Office, and Capital Markets Outlook." The event brings together commercial real estate owners, builders, investors, and designers to explore a variety of issues impacting Chicago's real estate market.
On August 16th, 2018, the University of California, Merced hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the 2020 Project. The four-year project will add approximately 1.2 million gross square feet of teaching, research, residential, and student-support facilities to the existing campus.
On September 4th, 2018, SOM will lead a walking tour as part of the Architecture + the City Festival in San Francisco. The program, titled "Urban Design for the Future of the Public Realm," will include stops at various SOM-designed projects in the city.
SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will provide the keynote address at the 2018 Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) Conference. The event will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 25th, 2018.
Cast your votes for "A New Reality" to be selected as a panel at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019. The panel proposal features Douglas Voigt and Arathi Gowda of SOM alongside Jonathan Salk—son of the late Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine—discussing a vision of hope for a world in transition.
Metropolis Magazine reports on a Think Tank discussion co-hosted by the publication and SOM. Titled "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," the event included design and tech experts and centered on the potential impact of autonomous transportation in Chicago.
On August 8th, 2018, SOM, the Future Leaders Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), and Related Midwest will host a panel discussion on The 78. Planners and designers from SOM and Related will share insight on the project to create Chicago's next neighborhood.