On January 28th, 2020, Design Partner Kent Jackson will speak at ULI Poland's PLACES + SPACES series in Warsaw. The event focuses on the role and impact of tall buildings in cities.
SOM hosted 39 graduate and undergraduate students for its annual Winter Internship Week in January 2020. Organized by the SOM Women's Initiative (SOMWI) since 2011, the program provides students pursuing careers in design with an immersive experience in the office environment.
On Wednesday, January 22nd, SOM joined the European Space Agency (ESA) to sign a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) at ESA’s headquarters in Paris. The announcement—signed by Colin Koop, Design Partner at SOM, and Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of ESA—will expand the scope of SOM and ESA’s existing research into longterm habitation on the Moon.
Luke Leung will speak at the 2020 AHR Expo on February 3. Leung, Director of Sustainable Engineering in our Chicago office, will discuss strategies for pivoting toward a post-carbon world and the impact of carbon neutrality on the HVAC&R industry.
Anylab Talks podcast interviews Associate Director Phil Obayda and Associate Mina Hasman. The two discuss their career paths, sustainability in the building industry, and the role of architects in tackling climate change.
Susan Bartley has been named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Construction & Design for 2020. As Associate Director at SOM, Bartley has led the design management for several new civic buildings in the L.A. region, including courthouse, administration, and operational facilities.
SOM's Colin Koop, Georgi Petrov, and Daniel Inocente speak to Civil Engineering Magazine about Moon Village, a concept for the first full-time human habitat on the surface of the moon. Working in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and MIT, SOM is serving as architect, engineer, and designer of the project's master plan.
On January 21st, 2019, Peter Kindel and Saki Mizuguchi, together with UC Berkeley's Molly Turner and HDR | Calthorpe's Peter Calthorpe, will speak at SPUR Oakland's "Imagining Future Cities" event. The group will discuss the ideas and innovations raised in National Geographic's "Future Cities" issue.
The Milstein Center at Barnard College has been selected as a finalist in South by Southwest's Learn by Design competition, an international program that recognizes groundbreaking work in education design. On March 10th, 2019, SOM and Barnard will compete in a live pitch event against other finalists to be named the 2020 winner.
SOM welcomes three new leaders to its global management team: Candace Carroll, Doryse Franco, and Daria Pahhota. Heading up our finance, people, and communications teams, they will play a key role in advancing SOM’s culture and operations.
Associate director Arathi Gowda speaks with Architect Magazine about her role as sustainable design lead in SOM's Chicago office. She discusses her exposure to passive design techniques early in her career, and how sustainability has become an imperative throughout the industry.
On January 7th, 2020, SOM will host a discussion at the Center for Architecture in New York City to mark the release of Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism. Together with Mary McLeod, Francesco Dal Co, Colin Koop, and Alexandra Lange, author Nicholas Adams will discuss Bunshaft, his work, and his legacy.
The Gingerbread City features the confectionary contributions of SOM and other leading architects in the UK. This annual exhibition and fundraiser is on view through January 5th, 2020.
In an episode of National Geographic's Superstructures: Engineering Marvels, William Baker explains how his structural engineering team designed the world's tallest tower to withstand strong winds and severe weather.
AIA Los Angeles has named Associate Director Dan Herman to its 2020 Board of Directors. The chapter is L.A.'s architectural voice, providing resources for local members and designers of the built environment.