In an interview for Commercial Observer, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis discusses his path into architectural design, his time at SOM, and his experience overseeing complex projects in New York City. Lewis shares insight on Time Warner Center, 35 Hudson Yards, and other developments.
ArchDaily reports on the groundbreaking of Block 9, a new mixed-use project in Fargo, North Dakota, designed by SOM. When complete, the 18-story building will be one of the tallest in North Dakota and will include office, hotel, residential, and retail spaces.
The Optimo Hat Company makes Curbed's list of best sites to visit during Open House Chicago. A leading maker of bespoke hats, Optimo is housed in a historic firehouse transformed into a contemporary headquarters through adaptive reuse.
Ahead of the 2018 Facades+ conference, which will take place in Chicago on September 21st, The Architect's Newspaper talks with Technical Director Lucas Tryggestad and Associate Director Dan O’Riley. The two share insight on SOM's latest designs and industry trends.
Travel + Leisure magazine talks with William F. Baker on Skyscraper Day about his work as an engineer for some of the world's tallest towers. The article spotlights various observation decks, including the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, and 875 N. Michigan Avenue.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the final week of "Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture." The exhibition is on view at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood, California until Sunday, September 2nd.
Civil + Structural Engineer magazine spotlights the "rigid origami" pavilion SOM designed for "Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture." The exhibition is on view at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood, California until September 2nd.
In a unique glimpse into beautiful factories around the world, Daily Mail features the SOM-designed Optimo Hat Company in Chicago. The adaptive reuse project allowed the luxury hatmaker to consolidate its design, operations, and production spaces in a former firehouse.
Dezeen spotlights the SOM-designed New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. The LEED® Platinum-certified courthouse is located on a prominent block in the city's Civic Center neighborhood and contains 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers.
TED Ideas spotlights sculptor Janet Echelman. SOM collaborated with Echelman on "Dream Catcher," an installation at The Jeremy Hotel in California, and a test study of the sculpture created for SOM's traveling exhibition on the intersection of art, engineering, and architecture.
An unprecedented new spate of construction projects will transform Chicago's skyline over the next five years, reports Chicago Magazine in a feature on six new residential projects. 400 Lake Shore Drive, a pair of towers expected to be complete in 2023, will rank among the city's 13 tallest buildings.
In collaboration with SOM, researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center are leading a new program to advance innovations in 3D-printed structures. The research demonstrates that a concrete barracks with a precast roof can be engineered to be structurally safe for occupancy.
Metropolis Magazine reports on a Think Tank discussion co-hosted by the publication and SOM. Titled "Autonomous in Chicago: Transit Beyond the Grid," the event included design and tech experts and centered on the potential impact of autonomous transportation in Chicago.
ArchDaily reports on the launch of the SOM Foundation Research Prize. Now in its inaugural year, the awards program invites educators and students based in the U.S. to submit proposals on the theme of "Humanizing High Density."
Spanish publication Merca2 examines SOM's role in helping BBVA transform its workplaces across multiple facilities. The global redesign, which includes interior design, architecture, and engineering, enables collaboration, creates a common culture across BBVA offices, and helps to reinterpret 21st-century work environments.