How can the design community build a better future? On May 26th, 2020, SOM Design Director Kim Van Holsbeke joined ArchDaily and LifeCycles2020 with Henning Larsen's Jacob Kurek and UNStudio's Arjan Dingste for a virtual panel titled, "The Future of Our Cities."
Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune reports on the adaptive reuse of the Cook County Hospital. SOM is partnering with the Murphy Development Group; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; Walsh Investors; MB Real Estate; the Plenary Group; Granite Cos; and KOO to revitalize the 1916 building into a hotel, food hall, and office space.
CityLab interviews SOM Director and Aviation Practice Leader Derek Moore. Moore shares insight on the rapid rate of obsolescence in airport architecture as well as on the design changes that may help future-proof airports against COVID-19 and other challenges.
The Straits Times reports on steps workplaces are taking to adjust to COVID-19, both in the near term and in the future. Guoco Tower is highlighted as a primary example for its advanced mechanical equipment and sustainability strategies.
Vogue checks in with Design Partner Scott Duncan about the future of airport design for the traveler experience in a post-pandemic world. Duncan's portfolio includes Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2, Changi Airport's Terminal 3, and a new satellite terminal for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
As cities begin to loosen stay-at-home orders, companies are preparing for a new workplace reality. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks with SOM's Olin McKenzie and Julia Murphy about the transition to working from home and the future of the office.
Business Insider speaks with Partner Carrie Byles about the future of the workplace. Byles shares insight on how the global health crisis may permanently alter people's perception of the office and the ways SOM is designing for a more diversified workspace.
Architectural Record highlights women leaders at SOM, particularly the firm's all-women Executive Committee led by partners Carrie Byles, Xuan Fu, and Laura Ettelman. SOM is working to realize a fifty-fifty gender equality of partners, to reflect the ratio in architecture schools today.
Consulting Partner Bill Baker is cited in this article about structural innovation and the design impact of New York's most iconic skyscrapers. Baker is best known for the development of the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure.
Carolina Miranda of The Los Angeles Times speaks with Partner Paul Danna about the future of architecture in L.A. During a time in which architecture's core purpose—bringing people together—seems almost inconceivable, Danna offers solutions for how we can continue to gather.
The Daily Hive features renderings for Alberni, a new residential tower proposed for downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. Currently in its design phase, the future 43-story tower will provide 197 market condominium units and 66 replacement market rental homes.
Architizer ranks SOM second in a roundup of New York's 25 best architecture firms. SOM's work in New York City spans markets and typologies, with recent projects including One Manhattan West, Moynihan Train Hall, the new headquarters for Disney's New York operations at 4 Hudson Square, and 35 Hudson Yards.
SOM Mechanical Engineering Associate Director Marzia Sedino is interviewed by Engineered Systems Editor-in-Chief Herb Woerpel on an episode of the Percussive Maintenance podcast. The two discuss career highlights, salary transparency and compensation in the industry, and the importance of STEM and climate education.
Fazlur Khan is featured in Redshift by Autodesk. Widely regarded as one of the greatest structural engineers in modern history, Khan pioneered the "bundled tube" structural system used for the Sears (now Willis) Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998.
Associate Director Anthony Treu has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Healthcare Design Magazine, the leading publication dedicated to the planning, design, and construction of healthcare environments. Treu will serve on the Board alongside a select group of industry experts.