Healthcare Design Magazine features a Q&A with Associate Director Anthony Treu. Treu, whose recent work includes the New National Cancer Institute in Egypt and the Almaty International Medical Center in Kazakhstan, discusses his approach to healthcare design, his opinions on industry trends, and other topics.
On July 23rd, 2019, Dr. Joseph P. Colaco delivered a lecture titled "Stories of the John Hancock," sharing his experiences in the design and construction of one of Chicago’s most recognized towers. Earlier in 2019, Colaco presented his talk at SOM’s Chicago and San Francisco offices.
In August, Director Olin McKenzie will serve as the keynote speaker at the Design Experience Series in New Zealand. McKenzie will discuss how a deeper understanding of urban health and civic cultures can help change how we envision the future of transit hubs.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland speaks with The New York Times about the university's exponential growth and continuing legacy of educating underrepresented students. She also discusses the Merced 2020 Project, an expansive master planning effort designed and led by SOM.
For the inaugural Forum event in September 2019, the SOM Foundation and Illinois Institute of Technology invite leaders in architecture and engineering to share ideas and research that are reshaping the design field today.
On July 29th, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of its new City Hall and Port Headquarters. Located within the recently developed, SOM-designed Long Beach Civic Center, the completed buildings mark a major milestone in the revitalization of downtown.
On July 24th, 2019, SOM hosted the first Big Build Test Day competition in the New York office. To participate, interns collaborated with their peers to design, build, and test a series of towers.
Civil Engineering Magazine speaks with Director of Structural Engineering Charles Besjak and other industry leaders about challenges in slender tower design. Besjak discusses SOM’s wind tunnel, the damping system that was designed for 35 Hudson Yards in New York, and more.
Partner Carrie Byles will serve as a juror for the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Built By Women competition. The program recognizes significant works by women architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, contractors, and developers in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.
Engineering-News Record New England has selected the Innovation Partnership Building as a 2019 Award of Merit winner. The project, the first building in the University of Connecticut's Technology Park, has become a hub of innovation and an economic engine for the state of Connecticut.
The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning at Barnard College in New York has been selected as a winner in the 2019 Prix Versailles Awards. The program is organized by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects.
On July 16th, 2019, SOM hosted the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee as part of the "Beyond the Boards" event series. SOM staff members profiled the firm and design process and presented three current projects.
On June 24th, 2019, SOM joined Citigroup to celebrate the official opening of the Town Square, a multistory atrium and amenity space at the financial services company's newly renovated global headquarters in downtown Manhattan. The Town Square helps to create a unified workplace that fosters interaction, collaboration, and innovation.
Mansion Global profiles consulting design partner David Childs in "The Insiders," a series in which industry experts share their insights and market outlooks. Childs sits down to discuss the value of a city-within-a-city, the luxury of simplicity, and more.
Manhattan Loft Gardens, New Futura, the Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan, and Moynihan Train Hall were shortlisted across six categories in the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards. The international award program, now in its 18th year, recognizes design excellence in projects around the world.