As the industry in the UK comes together to collaborate on the UKGBC's Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project, SOM has been appointed to co-chair the Retrofit Commercial Task Group to create a comprehensive plan to decarbonize the built environment.
Design Director Yasemin Kologlu has been appointed to a new Steering Committee for the Decarbonizing New York City Offices initiative. Yasemin will help guide the NYSERDA/Building Energy Exchange and their partners to drive sustained decarbonization of office spaces in New York City.
The SOM Foundation announces the winner of the 2021 Structural Engineering Fellowship, Michelle Chang. This year’s topic encouraged applicants to explore and identify policies, actions, and comprehensive plans which can shape a more equitable and sustainable future.
On April 29, SOM Managing Partner Laura Ettelman will join a panel conversation about Moynihan Train Hall as part of Commercial Observer’s annual Transportation & Infrastructure Construction Forum.
Applications for the 2021 Year One career accelerator program are now open! Created to support the transition from academic to professional life, Year One provides entry-level designers with an array of resources for career development.
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced that Senior Urban Designer, Tiara Hughes will join the Board of National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House (CPH). As a member, Hughes will provide her expertise on the conservation of the landmark.
In this edition of “Spotlight,” a series on personal and professional journeys, Hayley tells us what architecture and choreography have in common.
At SOM, we believe in the value of an inclusive culture, and we unequivocally condemn racism and discrimination in any form. We are united with the Asian and Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in our pursuit of building a more just and equitable world.
The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce five winners of the 2020 Robert L. Wesley Award. In its inaugural year, the Robert L. Wesley Award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the U.S.
Awarded annually, the SOM Foundation China Fellowship is a travel grant open to students in architecture and urban design. Each of three winners will receive $5,000 to pursue original travel research. This year's research topic is "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts".
Rebecca Delaney, Associate Director of the Sustainable Engineering Studio, has been included on Building Design+Construction's 40 Under 40 list. Every year, Building Design+Construction awards AEC leaders who are positively impacting the industry, their businesses, and the community.
Mina Hasman will moderate a panel discussion on March 10th on a new publication by Derek Clements-Croome, "Designing Buildings For People." The book focuses on the built environment affects human health and well-being, and considers how positive outcomes can be achieved in practice.
Senior urban designer and project manager Tiara Hughes is a recipient of the 2021 AIA Associates Award. The award is given to Associate AIA members for outstanding leadership and for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.
Managing Partners Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu—the members of SOM's first all-women Executive Committee—discuss their paths in architecture, leadership through the pandemic, and how they have overcome challenges throughout their careers, on The Business of Architecture podcast.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Partner Laura Ettelman to its College of Fellows. The distinction recognizes architects who have made significant contributions to the field and society, and who exemplify architectural excellence. Founded in 1952, it is AIA’s highest membership honor.