Mina Hasman will moderate a panel discussion on March 10th on a new publication by Derek Clements-Croome, "Designing Buildings For People." The book focuses on the built environment affects human health and well-being, and considers how positive outcomes can be achieved in practice.
Alongside partners Noam Gonick, Rebecca Belmore, and HTFC Planning & Design, SOM has been selected as one of five teams to propose designs for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa, Canada.
Senior urban designer and project manager Tiara Hughes is a recipient of the 2021 AIA Associates Award. The award is given to Associate AIA members for outstanding leadership and for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.
The New York Landmark Conservancy has granted Moynihan Train Hall the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award. The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes.
Managing Partners Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu—the members of SOM's first all-women Executive Committee—discuss their paths in architecture, leadership through the pandemic, and how they have overcome challenges throughout their careers, on The Business of Architecture podcast.
Chicago Women in Architecture and SOM's Women’s Initiative are hosting a virtual panel featuring women leaders across SOM's practice. Panelists Tanvi Parikh, Laura Cavichioli, Marina Marquez and Nicole Wang will discuss career highlights, pivots, and personal and professional advice for peers in the industry.
The Michael Reese Hospital site in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood took a key step toward winning city approval. The Chicago Plan Commission has greenlit the 20-year plan to transform the former hospital site south of McCormick Place into a mixed use master plan on Chicago's South Side.
Join AIA DC and WIELD Equity Committee as they celebrate the First 500 milestone. The First 500, an initiative started by SOM senior urban designer Tiara Hughes, focuses on highlighting Black women architects & raising awareness of their distinction.
SOM is proud to join a coalition of leading architecture, engineering, and construction companies in recommending immediate actions the Biden-Harris Administration can take to combat climate change during their first 100 days in office.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Partner Laura Ettelman to its College of Fellows. The distinction recognizes architects who have made significant contributions to the field and society, and who exemplify architectural excellence. Founded in 1952, it is AIA’s highest membership honor.
Architect Walter Netsch designed his home in Chicago as a dynamic multi-level open-plan space, governed by a complex geometry. Decades later, SOM's design team has transformed the space to suit the lifestyle, needs, and aesthetic of the home's new owners.
SOM Partner Mark Sarkisian has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering–a nonprofit institution that aims to support and recognize significant achievements in engineering.
The Moscone Center Expansion has received ASCE's 2021 Honor Award in Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA). The annual award celebrates exemplary projects for their contributions to civil engineering.
The SOM Foundation has announced the winners of the 2020 SOM Foundation Research Prize. Two teams—one from the University of Texas at Arlington and one from Tulane University—will receive grants to conduct original research on the topic "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts.”
The Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit civic organization focused on the New York metropolitan area, has named Moynihan Train Hall as the 2020 Project of the Year. The SOM-designed building transforms rail travel in New York City by adding much-needed capacity to the Penn Station complex and creating a new gateway for the city.