As part of a broad effort to fight climate change, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has established a task group to define standards for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. Working together with other industry leaders, SOM has contributed to the group's initial consultation paper, which is open to feedback through March 1st, 2019.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named SOM Design Partner Gary Haney a 2019 RIBA Fellow Member. The designation reflects Haney's significant contributions to the profession and his stature as an inspirational RIBA Chartered Member.
SOM was recognized with three awards in the 2019 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards program. Manhattan Loft Gardens in London and Tanjong Pagar Centre in Singapore won a combined three Awards of Excellence.
SOM's master plan for New Covent Garden Market has won the Merit Award for Excellence in Urban Design at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Region Awards 2018. The master plan represents the largest development in London’s Nine Elms regeneration area.
To celebrate the launch of SOM's Year One career accelerator program, the firm hosted a Graduate Show showcasing student work from program participants. Throughout October 2018, Graduate Shows took place in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London.
On October 16th, 2018, SOM Associates Gareth Edwards and Mina Hasman will speak at the Healthy City Design International Conference in London. With Meiring Beyers of Klimaat Consulting , they will present a case study titled “Designing Healthy High-Density Urban Environments—A Toolkit for Success.”
In recognition of their skills and expertise, SOM's Phil Obayda and Mina Hasman have been appointed to RIBA Expert Advisory Groups. Obayda and Hasman join Peter Jackson as RIBA experts; all three are based in SOM's London office.
On October 13th, 2018, SOM Associate Mina Hasman and senior architect Mohamed Sheriff will speak at "Shaping the City: A Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities." The two-day event includes sessions on livable communities, sustainability, and innovations in the field.
On October 15th, 2018 SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will speak at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Baker will discuss recent SOM research initiatives and projects in a lecture titled "Architecture and Structures in the Computational Age."
On Tuesday, October 2nd, SOM Associate Directors Phil Obayda and Martin Liepmann spoke at the ZAK World of Facades Conference in London. Obayda and Liepmann shared insight on facade design and engineering, exploring the innovative solutions that enable high-rise construction.
In October of 2018, SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will present a series of lectures at multiple venues in Switzerland and Germany. Baker will speak at ETH Zurich, Technische Universität in Berlin-Wedding, and the Karl-Hofer Society in Berlin.
On October 3rd and 4th, 2018, SOM Associate Mina Hasman will deliver two presentations at the Dubai Cityscape Conference. Hasman, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development, will discuss the social value of sustainable design.
A panel discussion inspired by The Future of Public Space, the second volume in the SOM Thinkers book series, will take place in London on October 11th, 2018. The event is the fifth installment of a series that traveled from New York to Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles.
On September 13th, 2018, SOM Associate Mina Hasman will deliver a keynote speech at the Sustainable Design of the Built Environment International Conference. Hasman was recently appointed to the RIBA Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development.
SOM Structural Engineering Partner William F. Baker will provide the keynote address at the 2018 Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) Conference. The event will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 25th, 2018.