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SOM and Fender Katsalidis have won the international design competition for a landmark project at Sydney’s Central Station. The development seeks to rejuvenate the city’s busiest transport interchange with a new, vibrant public realm, and bring two tech-focused office towers with the world’s first AI-driven facade system, powered by 100 percent renewable energy, to the Central Business District.

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On June 25th , the Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) hosted a Virtual Gala unveiling the Center for Wellbeing and Happiness, the expansion to the organization’s current headquarters on East 8th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan. The project was designed pro-bono by SOM, and adds 5,000 square feet of new space to the organization’s headquarters.

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On February 27th, 2020, Associate Director Georgi Petrov and senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will lead a graduate seminar at the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. In a presentation titled "Architecture in the Age of a New Frontier," they will discuss the future of designing for space exploration.

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A major milestone was reached at Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) Airport’s new International Arrivals Facility in January. The long-awaited center span of a massive aerial walkway was moved down the airport’s center runway and lifted into place, setting the record for the longest structure over an active taxi lane in the world, coming in at 780 feet long.

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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.

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