On July 22nd, 2020, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning Dan Ringelstein will speak at the Big 5 Digital Festival Africa virtual conference. The event is the first-ever online gathering of the infrastructure and construction community in Africa.
Stereoform Slab, a full-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques, has received a 2020 R+D Award from Architect Magazine. The annual program recognizes work that shows potential to have an enduring and positive impact on the built environment.
Two SOM projects, 100 Mount Street and Dream Catcher, have received Best Project Awards from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI). The projects were announced at the SEAOI Annual Awards Banquet in July.
SOM has teamed with Italian lighting designer Neri to create a contemporary outdoor lighting collection for city streets, squares, and parks. Manufactured in Italy, the series will go into production in July 2020.
In a public vote hosted by ARCHIVIBE, the 2020 London Festival of Architecture, and BowerBird, The Stratford was selected as the second-most influential work of architecture in London. The project reimagines high-rise living by building a community through a series of dramatic sky gardens.
David Sharpe, a former SOM architect and an influential educator, passed away on June 20th, 2020. Sharpe made a lasting impact at SOM and at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he became the first Black professor of architecture and taught for nearly 50 years.
On June 25th , the Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) hosted a Virtual Gala unveiling the Center for Wellbeing and Happiness, the expansion to the organization’s current headquarters on East 8th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan. The project was designed pro-bono by SOM, and adds 5,000 square feet of new space to the organization’s headquarters.
How are engineers reinventing our world to fight COVID-19? What can engineers do to re-imagine the everyday and make life safer and easier across the globe? Luke Leung, Director of Sustainable Engineering, and other leading experts spoke with BBC's global online audience to share their insights and inspire innovation worldwide.
Commercial Observer reports on the new Center for Wellbeing and Happiness, an expansion to the Lower Eastside Girls Club headquarters designed pro-bono by SOM. The space will be devoted to programming for the health of Lower East Side residents of all ages and the community at large.
Director Peter Lefkovits and Associate Director Lori Maas join Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor of Building Design and Construction, on an episode of "The Weekly." Lefkovits and Maas discuss the current state of office and hotel markets and design strategies for maintaining healthy buildings in the age of COVID-19.
SOM Associate Mina Hasman has been invited to join a new task group launched by UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) that aims to develop a definition of social value for the built environment. An architect and sustainability advocate, Hasman will work alongside leaders from across the building design and development industrires.
Glocal Design Magazine features the Bio-Esfera office complex, the first project completed within the Distrito La Perla Master Plan in Guadalajara. Sustainable design elements include a facade composed of high-performance precast concrete fins and roof gardens that capture rain water for reuse and help minimize storm water discharge.
On Monday, June 22nd and Tuesday, June 23rd, Associate Director Daniel Cashen and Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Inocente will present at The Festival of BIM and Digital Construction. The festival is the world's largest virtual event for digital construction.
On June 23rd, Dan Ringelstein will speak at ULI Poland's virtual conference, "CLIMATE.CAPITAL.CITIES.PEOPLE: Has COVID-19 Changed the Course?" The event, themed "The City of the Future," is the first of a virtual five-part series hosted by ULI Poland throughout June and July.
FashionUnited speaks with SOM Design Partner Colin Koop and Associate Charles Harris about the firm's design and distribution of PPE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of April, SOM has donated 5,000 plastic face shields to frontline healthcare workers and care homes across the East Coast.