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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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