For the cover story of the December 2020 issue, the Italian design and architecture magazine Abitare profiles SOM's precise renovation of architect Walter Netsch's historic Chicago home.
Interior Design has named Julie Michiels, the leader of SOM's interiors practice in Chicago, as a finalist for Interior Designer of the Year 2020. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on December 10th.
In an interview for The Architect's Newspaper, SOM Associate Ingedia Sanchez, the president of Arquitectos, speaks about her goals for the organization and about how to form meaningful connections for a more equitable industry.
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.
800 Fulton, a mixed-use creative office space currently under construction in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, is a finalist in the "On the Boards: Commercial" category. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on December 9th.
Associate Director Arathi Gowda has been appointed to AIA Chicago's 2021 Board of Directors, a representative leadership body elected by the local membership each year. Members include leaders from local firms, non-profits, and organizations in the design community.
On November 18th, Design Partner Kent Jackson will represent the global architecture and design industry in a roundtable discussion for Race to Zero—a global campaign to mobilize action toward a decarbonized economy, ahead of next year's COP26 UN climate change summit.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is holding a public vote to help choose presenters for the 2021 SXSW Online Conference. Vote now for SOM's proposed event, "10 Ideas for Pandemic Design"—a vision for how architecture and urban design can function as an immune system for communities.
The new 185,000-square-foot museum walks visitors through every generation of the United States Army and celebrates the story of the individual soldier. SOM's design, with a facade of stainless steel panels, expresses a precision that evokes the ideals of discipline, modesty, and rigorousness.
On Wednesday, November 11, SOM Directors Luke Leung and Yasemin Kologlu will present “A New Standard in Facade Design” as part of the Greenbuild 2020 International Conference and Expo. This year's online edition features education sessions, virtual booths, and talks from leaders in green design and construction.
Every year, Crain's selects business, nonprofit, government, and cultural leaders who have made a vast impact on Chicago business and the community.
SOM Director Yasemin Kologlu is interviewed by Architectural Record's Continuing Education Center on New York City's Local Law 97. Kologlu provides insight on the long-term impact on the law's carbon emissions requirements on New York and other cities around the world.
On November 4th, SOM Associate Director T. Nathaniel Broughton will moderate a panel titled, "A Careful Balancing Act: The Reduction of Energy Consumption in School Cafeterias while Supporting Nutrition and Mental Health for NYC Students."
As a Chicago Landmarks Commissioner, SOM Urban Designer Tiara Hughes is responsible for recommending buildings, structures, sites, and districts for legal protection as official Chicago landmarks, as well as reviewing proposed alterations to existing landmarks and districts. On WTTW, Hughes discusses buildings she believes are worth fighting for.
On November 12th, 2020, Design Partner Paul Danna, Design Director José Luis Palacios, and Associate Director Steve Zimmerman will take AIAU participants on a virtual tour of the United States Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles as part of AIA Los Angeles's architecture tour series.