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.
On November 26th, 2019, Mina Hasman will speak at the Royal Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff. Hasman, an Associate based in our London office, is a member of the RIBA Commission on Ethics and Sustainable Development and Executive Leadership Group.
In The Structural Engineer, The Institution of Structural Engineers features a technical article about Manhattan Loft Gardens (now known as The Stratford) written by SOM's Dmitri Jajich and Stuart Marsh. Three triple-height sky gardens carved into the tower create an arresting silhouette on London's skyline.
On November 14th, 2019, Associate Director Phil Obayda will present "High-Rise Residential and the Typology’s Ten Year Challenge" at the Tall Buildings Conference. The event will take place at The Building Centre in London.
On November 16th, 2019, Associate Director of Structural Engineering Georgi Pertov will speak at the 2019 ETEM Facade Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petrov will present a keynote on SOM's innovative enclosure projects that were realized through close collaboration between architects, structural engineers, and fabricators.
On October 5th, 2019, Associate Director Vram Malek presented a lecture on the NATO Headquarters at the AIA Continental Europe Conference in Brussels. The international conference series provides an in-depth look at the most important projects developing across Europe today.
On November 15th, 2019, Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein will join a round table discussion at the WorkInPlace Conference in Madrid. Ringelstein will discuss current and forward-facing trends impacting the office sector.
Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein is interviewed on The Beam Podcast. Ringelstein discusses the threats global cities face due to climate change and shares insight on building sustainable cities.