In an episode of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast, Consulting Partner Bill Baker talks with host Sue Nelson. The two discuss the Burj Khalifa, the relationships between architecture and structure, the future of engineering, and advice for young engineers entering the field.
Peter Kindel, Director of SOM's City Design Practice, speaks with Der Standard about the firm's 2019 collaboration with National Geographic on the future of cities. Highlighting the guiding principles of biomorphic urbanism, Kindel describes the city of tomorrow, which prioritizes ecology, social equity, and human connections to nature.
As an advocate for the decarbonization of the built environment, SOM will take part in two event series throughout September 2020 to promote net-zero buildings: World Green Building Week 2020 and CarbonPositive RESET! Teach-In.
The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London has named "Manhattan Loft Gardens, London: Balancing Design and Constructability" as the 2020 Murray Buxton Award recipient. In the technical article, SOM Director Dmitri Jajich and Associate Director Stuart Marsh discuss the innovative structural systems and strategies utilized at Manhattan Loft Gardens (now known as The Stratford).
Madame Architect checks in with Julia Skeete, Associate Director at SOM London, for a sense of her typical day. Skeete, whose portfolio spans Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, is currently working on the United Nations campus in Geneva.
In September, Yue Zhu, Thomas Kinzl, Martin Liepmann, and Phil Obayda will speak at Virtual Festival of Facades. The event, an ongoing series of panel discussions and workshops on facade engineering and design, is presented by Zak World of Facades.
In September and November 2020, SOM Associate Mina Hasman will present at 2030 Climate Challenge: The Ultimate Toolkit for Architects, a multi-day series hosted by the RIBA and The Green Register. Hasman, an architect and sustainability expert, is a member of the RIBA Expert Advisory Group for Sustainable Futures.
On September 1st, 2020, Design Partner Kent Jackson and Structural Engineering Director Dmitri Jajich will participate in City Architecture Forum's 2020 Digital Lecture Series. The two will discuss SOM's design for 100 Leadenhall Street, a new tower proposed for the City of London.
Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu—the first all-woman Executive Committee to lead SOM—discuss their paths in architecture, their goals for the firm, and more with Architect magazine's podcast. Byles was named to the committee in 2016, Fu in 2019, and Ettelman will begin her term on October 1, 2020.
Designboom highlights the recently launched Nebula lighting collection designed by SOM and Neri. The family of modern lights, which includes an illuminating bollard, path light, and full-height lighting system, are designed to seamlessly integrate into any outdoor setting.
SOM has teamed with Italian lighting designer Neri to create a contemporary outdoor lighting collection for city streets, squares, and parks. Manufactured in Italy, the series will go into production in July 2020.
In a public vote hosted by ARCHIVIBE, the 2020 London Festival of Architecture, and BowerBird, The Stratford was selected as the second-most influential work of architecture in London. The project reimagines high-rise living by building a community through a series of dramatic sky gardens.
How are engineers reinventing our world to fight COVID-19? What can engineers do to re-imagine the everyday and make life safer and easier across the globe? Luke Leung, Director of Sustainable Engineering, and other leading experts spoke with BBC's global online audience to share their insights and inspire innovation worldwide.
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.