Italian design magazine Abitare talks with Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein and Planning Associate Gareth Edwards about four new towns under construction in Africa. The two share insight on SOM's master plans for Alárò City, Appolonia, Jigna Eco-community, and Tatu City.
On September 17th, 2019, Ellen Lou participated in a panel discussion during the ULI Fall Meeting at Georgetown University. Titled "Delivering Sustainable Outcomes," the session provided insights on value, risk, investment, and development as related to sustainability.
On September 20th, 2019, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will speak at PSW Science in Washington, D.C. Inocente will discuss Moon Village, a project that explores possibilities for lunar architecture and space habitation.
Carlos Madrid III will serve as a juror for The Architect’s Newspaper's annual Best of Design Awards. The program, now in its seventh year, recognizes projects across 50 categories.
Building Design + Construction features architect Lulu Li as one of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 winners. This honorable distinction is awarded to 40 of the most accomplished young building, design, and construction professionals for exceptional career growth and dedication to community service and professional organizations.
SOM will unveil two exhibitions designed with advanced robotic fabrication techniques for concrete construction in the built environment. This groundbreaking work represents a collaborative future design method that reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, while activating civic spaces during the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Steven Sobel and Alan Lewis will each lead tours of privately-owned public spaces (POPOS) during the 2019 Architecture + the City Festival in San Francisco. The tour, titled “Diversified Spaces: A POPOS Walking Tour,” will provide participants with insight into the history, design, and impact of downtown San Francisco’s most successful POPOS.
Design Director Sean Ragasa is the featured speaker during the 2019 Modesto Architecture & Design Week. Throughout the festival, more than 5,000 people—both industry professionals and the public—will participate in guided tours, exhibits, workshops, and more.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports on development plans at the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The station redesign will transform its site—currently dotted with trees and ammunition bunkers—into a sustainable model of 21st century suburban growth.
On September 12th, 2019, William F. Baker will moderate a panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue). The event is held in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chicago Architecture Center.
On September 19th, SOM will participate in the Women in Architecture 2019 Powerful conference, hosted by AIA Los Angeles. The annual event features keynote speakers and panelists who will share insight on career development, business practices, and more topics in the AEC industry.
Healthcare Design Magazine features a Q&A with Associate Director Anthony Treu. Treu, whose recent work includes the New National Cancer Institute in Egypt and the Almaty International Medical Center in Kazakhstan, discusses his approach to healthcare design, his opinions on industry trends, and other topics.
On July 23rd, 2019, Dr. Joseph P. Colaco delivered a lecture titled "Stories of the John Hancock," sharing his experiences in the design and construction of one of Chicago’s most recognized towers. Earlier in 2019, Colaco presented his talk at SOM’s Chicago and San Francisco offices.
In August, Director Olin McKenzie will serve as the keynote speaker at the Design Experience Series in New Zealand. McKenzie will discuss how a deeper understanding of urban health and civic cultures can help change how we envision the future of transit hubs.
For the inaugural Forum event in September 2019, the SOM Foundation and Illinois Institute of Technology invite leaders in architecture and engineering to share ideas and research that are reshaping the design field today.