On February 21st, 2019, SOM Design Partner Kent Jackson will speak at an international forum titled "Vivienda de Interés Social y Arquitectura: Una Oportunidad de Transformación Colectiva" at Universidad de los Andes. Jackson and other presenters will discuss contemporary issues in social housing and urban planning.
On November 17th, 2018, SOM's Abel Diaz spoke at the XXI National Conference on Structural Engineering in Campeche, Mexico. His participation in the conference is part of an ongoing mission to help communities affected by the Puebla-Morelos earthquake that occurred on September 19th, 2017.
Glocal Design Magazine honored SOM's BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and BBVA Centro Tecnologico with a combined three Noldi Schreck Awards. The winners were announced at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on November 9th, 2018.
Spanish publication Merca2 examines SOM's role in helping BBVA transform its workplaces across multiple facilities. The global redesign, which includes interior design, architecture, and engineering, enables collaboration, creates a common culture across BBVA offices, and helps to reinterpret 21st-century work environments.
Building Design + Construction features the BBVA Technology Center in its roundup of significant and innovative data centers around the world. As the data center typology continues to expand rapidly, the design will shift to accommodate sustainability and security requirements.
Interior Design interviews SOM Partner Stephen Apking on the office designs for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) in Mexico City and Madrid. Apking explains how the projects came to be, what principles influenced the interior designs, and discusses the BBVA Global Interior Design Standards.
On November 11th, 2017, SOM's Edward Guerra, Abel Diaz, and Samantha Walker will speak at the Congreso EDIFICA 2017 in Monterrey, Mexico. The group will present their findings from an investigation of structural damage sustained following the Puebla-Morelos earthquake.
On November 10th, 2017, Associate Director Christoph Timm will speak at the X Sisteccer Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, an event organized around the theme of "Towards a New Generation of Facades." In his presentation, Timm will discuss both SOM's legacy projects and recent work.
On November 14th, 2017, William F. Baker will deliver a keynote presentation at the Structural Engineers World Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Themed "Architectural and Structural Design for Enriching Human Habitats," the event brings together professionals from a broad range of disciplines.
In the wake of the devastating Central Mexico earthquake on September 19th, a team of SOM engineers traveled to Mexico City to contribute to post-disaster recovery efforts. The team set out to document building damage and provide technical support to local structural reconnaissance efforts.
The Chicago Athenaeum honored the BBVA Mexico City Headquarters building with an International Architecture Award. SOM provided interior design services for the 850,000-square-foot tower, focusing on generating a highly performative workplace and bolstering client services.
Narrating the story of a multinational bank's presence in Mexico City, the Spanish-language Arquine magazine features BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and BBVA Centro Tecnológico. The buildings were designed by SOM to accommodate BBVA's recent operational restructuring.
Glocal Design Magazine profiles SOM as the lead designer of BBVA’s Bancomer Operations Center in Mexico City. Featuring three examples, the Spanish-language article explores SOM's history as inspiration for the design of the BBVA building.
The Happening reports on the SOM-designed master plan for Nuevo Polanco, an emerging mixed-use district in Mexico City. The article, originally published in Spanish, describes the anticipated transformation of a former industrial area into a vibrant and livable region.
El Alebrije reports on SOM's master plan for Nuevo Polanco, a new mixed-use district in Mexico City. The design is expected to contribute to the area’s transformation into a vibrant neighborhood of interconnected streets, open spaces, commercial developments, and cultural and recreational amenities.