Stereoform Slab, a to-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques, will be on view as an Open House Chicago pop-up venue. The pavilion is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has appointed Associate Mina Hasman to its Board of Trustees. Each year, one alumnus of UKGBC’s prestigious Future Leaders program is invited to join the board for a two-year term.
Urban designer Tiara Hughes has been appointed to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The commission is responsible for recommending buildings, structures, sites, and districts for legal protection as official Chicago landmarks.
On October 28th, 2019, SOM architects will lead a tour of The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College as part of Archtober's "Building of the Day" program. Archtober is an annual month-long festival of architecture and design in New York City organized by the Center for Architecture.
Ground has been broken on the new Airport Police Facility at the Los Angeles International Airport. The state-of-the-art facility, scheduled for completion in 2021, will be one of the largest police facilities in California once complete.
On Tuesday, October 22nd, Urban Design and Planning Director Peter Kindel will speak during the 2019 FuturePlace conference in Miami Beach. During a session titled “Cities of the Future – The Promise and Possibility,” Kindel will share insights from SOM’s Cities of the Future project.
On Friday, October 11th, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will speak at New Scientist Live 2019, an award-winning science festival in London. In a presentation titled "Welcome to Lunarville," Inocente will discuss Moon Village, SOM's concept for the first permanent human settlement on the moon.
On October 8th, 2019, Associate Roger Weber will speak at the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Maryland chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). On October 11th, Weber will present at APA North Carolina's 2019 North Carolina Planning Conference.
From October 16th through October 20th, 2019, SOM will participate in the 47th annual National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference and Exposition in Brooklyn, New York. The annual event brings together architects, urban designers, community activists, and design students to discuss issues of inclusivity in architecture, mentoring and leadership by underrepresented groups, and design achievements in the past year.
Originally designed in the early 1960s by architects Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Antonio Fornaroli, the Corso Italia 23 complex in the heart of Milan will be transformed from an insular single-tenant headquarters into a vibrant office campus that represents the future of the workplace.
In September 2019, Associate Director of Structural Engineering Aaron Mazeika will speak at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania. Mazeika will present a lecture titled "Environmentally Conscious Structural Design of High-Rise Towers."
On September 19th, 2019 the American Institute of Steel Construction held the IDEAS2 Awards ceremony at the Superior Court of California in San Diego. Earlier in 2019, the project was honored with AISC's 2019 National Award.
On September 21st, 2019, the City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the new Billie Jean King Main Library. The project marks the third building to be completed as part of the larger Long Beach Civic Center development.
On September 24th, 2019, Associate Director Anthony Treu will speak at the Bisnow National Healthcare Series: Midwest Real Estate Summit. He will participate in a panel discussion titled "Future of Healthcare Facilities: Design, Tech, Construction and Driving Revenue Through Innovation."
On September 17th, 2019, Ellen Lou participated in a panel discussion during the ULI Fall Meeting at Georgetown University. Titled "Delivering Sustainable Outcomes," the session provided insights on value, risk, investment, and development as related to sustainability.