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.
The Chicago River North Branch Canal Framework Plan, also known as the Wild Mile and featured in Curbed Chicago, has secured an additional $1.4 million in new funding. The mile-long floating eco-park, designed by SOM with the City of Chicago, is one of a series of interventions undertaken to transform the North Branch canal of the Chicago River into a new environment for habitat, education, and recreation.
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.
In a segment by Studio 360, Host Kurt Andersen and Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet visit Lever House while touring Midtown Manhattan's Bauhaus-inspired architecture. The iconic blue-green glass tower, designed by SOM and completed 1952, was one of the first glass-walled International Style office buildings in the United States.
Curbed Chicago features SOM's award-winning renovation of the Netsch Residence. The house, originally designed by former SOM partner Walter Netsch (1920 – 2008), demonstrates the design philosophy of field theory that Netsch incorporated in much of his work.
Curbed Chicago highlights the West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The adaptive reuse project, which opened in early 2019, received the Frank Lloyd Wright Award from AIA Illinois for “achievement in enhancing the natural and built environment of a community.”
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.
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the new Winship at Midtown facility for cancer care in Atlanta. SOM is architect and structural engineer of the building, which will bring more than 450,000 square feet of inpatient, outpatient, and research facilities to the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus.
ArchDaily reports on 4 Hudson Square, The Walt Disney Company's new headquarters for its New York operations. The building’s facade design is inspired by the material palette of Hudson Square—a neighborhood of masonry and stone, as well as bronze-colored metal, hints of color, and punched windows.
Associate Director Arathi Gowda has been honored as a recipient of a 2019 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award by Green Building & Design. A leader in SOM's sustainability efforts, Gowda joined the firm in 2004 and has since guided several sustainability-focused initiatives.
The San Francisco Chronicle's John King reports on Moscone Center as it prepares to host Dreamforce 2019. The renovation and expansion of the convention center was designed in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates.
In The Structural Engineer, The Institution of Structural Engineers features a technical article about Manhattan Loft Gardens (now known as The Stratford) written by SOM's Dmitri Jajich and Stuart Marsh. Three triple-height sky gardens carved into the tower create an arresting silhouette on London's skyline.
Archello highlights the unique facade of the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, which topped out at 530 meters tall in the autumn of 2019. The building's curves are an eye-catching addition to the Tianjin skyline.