On October 30th, 2018, SOM's G-Cubed project received a Citation Award in the 2018 AIA Los Angeles Design Awards. G-Cubed is a gym and rooftop garden amenity space built on top of an existing seven-story parking garage in Century City, California.
In October of 2018, 100 Mount Street topped out in North Sydney, Australia. The tower will be North Sydney’s tallest commercial tower, topping out at 35-stories and offering 42,100 square meters of above-grade office and public space.
In October 2018, SOM senior designer Carlos Madrid III attended Contract Magazine's annual Design Forum. The two-day event brought together members of the magazine's Editorial Advisory Board with real estate professionals.
On November 3rd, 2018 SOM senior architectural professional Jennifer Grosso will participate in a conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The event is organized by Women in Design, a student-run organization committed to advancing gender equity.
To celebrate the launch of SOM's Year One career accelerator program, the firm hosted a Graduate Show showcasing student work from program participants. Throughout October 2018, Graduate Shows took place in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London.
On November 5th, 2018, SOM's Thomas Kinzl and Weiqi Wang will speak at the China Design Open Course symposium in Zhengzhou, China. The event is part of a country-wide consortium and showcases culturally significant architectural landmarks.
The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo takes place from November 14-16, 2018 in Chicago. Architects and sustainability experts from SOM will lead guided green building tours and present on topics highlighting this year's conference theme, "Human by Nature."
On November 8th, 2018, the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA's New York chapter will host a tour of SOM's office. Open to the public, the tour will include a discussion of past and current SOM-designed projects; registration is required.
On November 1st, 2018, SOM's Mark Sarkisian will speak at the University of Hong Kong's Shanghai Study Centre. The title of his presentation, which is part of the school's 2018 Fall Public Lecture Series, is "A Dialogue of Structure, Architecture, and City."
The SOM Women’s Initiative invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for its annual Shadowing Opportunity. Students selected to participate will join design professionals at SOM to gain a first-hand perspective on career paths in the field.
On November 3rd, 2018, Associate Director Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will speak at the Learning Space Collaboratory Roundtable at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will discuss The Milstein Center at Barnard College.
On October 13th, 2018, SOM hosted public tours of its New York office as part of the 2018 Open House New York Weekend. Visitors learned about the history of the firm, built and unbuilt projects, and explored the office's model shop and materials library.
On October 27th, 2018, SOM urban designers Julie O'Brochta and Jennifer Skowlund will participate in The Big Draw at the Apple Michigan Avenue store in Chicago. The event is a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world.
On October 25th, 2018, Dawveed Scully, SOM senior urban designer, will participate in The Big Draw at the Apple Michigan Avenue store in Chicago. The event is a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world.
As part of Chicago Design Week 2018, SOM will present a special exhibition of its Kinematic Sculpture, a 27-foot-long origami-like pavilion. Designed, engineered, and built entirely in-house, the sculpture demonstrates the application of SOM’s cutting-edge structural engineering research.