The U.S. Department of State has broken ground on its newest embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the embassy will provide a state-of-the-art, modern, and resilient facility for diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On July 22nd, 2020, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning Dan Ringelstein will speak at the Big 5 Digital Festival Africa virtual conference. The event is the first-ever online gathering of the infrastructure and construction community in Africa.
As architects, designers, and engineers—as human beings—we stand with our Black colleagues, the Black community, and all people of color in the fight for justice and equality. Racism has no place in our culture, and we unequivocally condemn it in all forms. The fabric of our society, the founding promise that all humans are created equal, needs to be restored and it is our responsibility to raise our voices and be part of the solution.
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.
Italian design magazine Abitare talks with Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein and Planning Associate Gareth Edwards about four new towns under construction in Africa. The two share insight on SOM's master plans for Alárò City, Appolonia, Jigna Eco-community, and Tatu City.