SOM Associate Mina Hasman has been invited to join a new task group launched by UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) that aims to develop a definition of social value for the built environment. An architect and sustainability advocate, Hasman will work alongside leaders from across the building design and development industrires.
On June 23rd, Dan Ringelstein will speak at ULI Poland's virtual conference, "CLIMATE.CAPITAL.CITIES.PEOPLE: Has COVID-19 Changed the Course?" The event, themed "The City of the Future," is the first of a virtual five-part series hosted by ULI Poland throughout June and July.
We have extended our commitment to climate action by joining the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Advancing Net Zero partner. In this role, SOM will help drive the development of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, which aims to achieve zero carbon built environments by 2050.
The Stratford has been named a finalist in the 2020 RIBA Regional Awards. The tower, which combines a five-star hotel with apartments, was included on the East London shortlist.
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.
In the first-ever Urban Land Institute Europe Awards for Excellence, The Stratford has been selected as one of ten finalists. The project, a residential and hotel tower near Stratford International station in London, represents a new model for high-rise living.
As reports of Coronavirus continue to develop, the care for our people and community is of the utmost importance to us. We are dedicated to doing our part to flatten the curve of this pandemic.
The Stratford has been named a finalist in the 2020 MIPIM Awards. The London tower, which combines a five-star hotel with apartments, was selected in the Best Residential Development category.
A major new show titled "Anatomy of Structure: The Future of Art + Architecture" by SOM, Princeton University, TUDelft & Global Robots, will take over the Ambika P3 Gallery in London in March 2020.
On January 28th, 2020, Design Partner Kent Jackson will speak at ULI Poland's PLACES + SPACES series in Warsaw. The event focuses on the role and impact of tall buildings in cities.
SOM hosted 39 graduate and undergraduate students for its annual Winter Internship Week in January 2020. Organized by the SOM Women's Initiative (SOMWI) since 2011, the program provides students pursuing careers in design with an immersive experience in the office environment.
On Wednesday, January 22nd, SOM joined the European Space Agency (ESA) to sign a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) at ESA’s headquarters in Paris. The announcement—signed by Colin Koop, Design Partner at SOM, and Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of ESA—will expand the scope of SOM and ESA’s existing research into longterm habitation on the Moon.
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.
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.
The Gingerbread City features the confectionary contributions of SOM and other leading architects in the UK. This annual exhibition and fundraiser is on view through January 5th, 2020.