Phys.org shares details on a new report evaluating the research undertaken by SOM, the European Space Agency, and the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics on how to plan and design a habitat on the surface of the Moon.
On Thursday, November 26th, Associate Director Mina Hasman will join other sustainability experts at the Net Zero Delivery Guidance Launch, hosted by UK Green Building Council, to provide insights for how net-zero buildings can be delivered successfully.
On Tuesday, November 24th, Director Peter Jackson will participate in the event series hosted by the organizers of the UK's leading construction show, London Build Expo. He joins the panel "Key KPIs to Monitor in 2021 and Best Practices for Forecasting Accuracy."
Mina Hasman, a sustainability expert and Associate Director based at SOM's London office, will join a panel discussion titled "Designing for Health – How Buildings Can Promote Wellbeing." The online event brings together the construction community from across the globe.
On Wednesday, November 4th, SOM Associate Director Phil Obayda participated in "The Challenges for Intelligent Buildings post COVID-19," a panel discussion hosted by the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE).
Climate Change Business Journal interviews Director Yasemin Kologlu on green building trends, as well as SOM's work towards advancing strategies that will decarbonize our cities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Kologlu leads SOM's firmwide Climate Action Group, which brings together representatives from every discipline to guide a holistic approach to environmental leadership.
On October 1st, SOM Associate Director Julia Skeete will speak at the 2020 RIBA Smart Practice Conference: Confronting the Climate Emergency. The event centers on the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets.
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.