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On March 23rd, Alessandro Beghini, Associate Director of Structural Engineering, will give a lecture at Gonzaga University titled "The Engineering of Art and Architecture" as part of Renouard Lecture Series to discuss engineering, advanced technologies, and research that inspire new ideas.
SOM Chief Technology Officer Rob DeMillo shares with Metropolis Magazine how cloud computing can empower collaboration across design firms, reduce costs over time, increase efficiency, and "create the space to plan grander visions."
Design Partner Colin Koop and Director Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will present Thursday, March 18th at SCUP’s North Atlantic Regional Conference. They will moderate a panel discussion entitled “The Future Campus: A Dialogue with Three Institutions and a Learning Technologist.”
Sustainability Lead Mina Hasman joins the 2021 Middle East and Africa Green Building Congress on March 22nd to discuss the value of embodied carbon and explore scalable strategies leading to decarbonizing the built environment in the MEA region.
SOM will colead, alongside Chicago-based firm TnS Studio, the design of a community gathering place and small business incubator in Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side–dubbed Englewood Connect.
On March 17th, Peter Jackson, Director at SOM London, joins the London Build Expo on a virtual panel to discuss the added value of true construction partnerships.
The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce five winners of the 2020 Robert L. Wesley Award. In its inaugural year, the Robert L. Wesley Award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the U.S.
Director Benton Johnson contributes to Structure Magazine on the increased demand for rapidly erectable, and deployable structures and how designers have uplifted new paradigms for construction.
Awarded annually, the SOM Foundation China Fellowship is a travel grant open to students in architecture and urban design. Each of three winners will receive $5,000 to pursue original travel research. This year's research topic is "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts".
In celebration of International Women's Day, Apartment Therapy highlights six women on the challenges and advantages of working in the male-dominated design and construction fields. Tiara Hughes, SOM Urban Designer and Project Manager and the founder of FIRST 500, shares her experience and insights.
MEP & Sustainable Engineering Director, Luke Leung, has been appointed to an ASHRAE Task Force to address climate change through responsible decarbonization strategies for the built environment. The group will develop technical resources and provide leadership in mitigating the negative carbon impact.
Rebecca Delaney, Associate Director of the Sustainable Engineering Studio, has been included on Building Design+Construction's 40 Under 40 list. Every year, Building Design+Construction awards AEC leaders who are positively impacting the industry, their businesses, and the community.
Planning Partner Doug Voigt and Urban Strategy Leader Chris Hall spoke with Architectural Record on the future of urban streets post-COVID. By applying new technologies and transforming underutilized spaces into greenways, bike paths and more, SOM envisions a better connected, more accessible city.
The City of Chicago has selected Englewood Connect, a project led by SOM and TnS Studio, and developers McLaurin Development Partners and Farpoint Development, to create an incubator for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Chicago's South Side.