CityLab interviews SOM Director and Aviation Practice Leader Derek Moore. Moore shares insight on the rapid rate of obsolescence in airport architecture as well as on the design changes that may help future-proof airports against COVID-19 and other challenges.
SOM Partner Laura Ettelman has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to New York City’s Advisory Council in the Construction and Real Estate Sector. The new council—composed of leaders in construction, real estate, engineering, and architecture—will guide and inform the administration’s efforts to restart the city’s economy in response to COVID-19.
Vogue checks in with Design Partner Scott Duncan about the future of airport design for the traveler experience in a post-pandemic world. Duncan's portfolio includes Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2, Changi Airport's Terminal 3, and a new satellite terminal for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
As cities begin to loosen stay-at-home orders, companies are preparing for a new workplace reality. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks with SOM's Olin McKenzie and Julia Murphy about the transition to working from home and the future of the office.
Join SOM's Peter Kindel on May 14th, 2020, for a virtual panel discussion focused on COVID-19 and its impact on public space. A group of experts will share observations about their local communities and discuss what we can learn from other cities around the world.
Business Insider speaks with Partner Carrie Byles about the future of the workplace. Byles shares insight on how the global health crisis may permanently alter people's perception of the office and the ways SOM is designing for a more diversified workspace.
Architectural Record highlights women leaders at SOM, particularly the firm's all-women Executive Committee led by partners Carrie Byles, Xuan Fu, and Laura Ettelman. SOM is working to realize a fifty-fifty gender equality of partners, to reflect the ratio in architecture schools today.
Consulting Partner Bill Baker is cited in this article about structural innovation and the design impact of New York's most iconic skyscrapers. Baker is best known for the development of the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure.
Carolina Miranda of The Los Angeles Times speaks with Partner Paul Danna about the future of architecture in L.A. During a time in which architecture's core purpose—bringing people together—seems almost inconceivable, Danna offers solutions for how we can continue to gather.
Design Partner Scott Duncan has been appointed to the Architecture Industry Seat on the CTBUH Board of Trustees. Prior to his appointment, Duncan was named Chair of the organization's Height and Data Committee, a position he continues to hold, and served on the Advisory Group.
When the coronavirus outbreak emerged in January, our leadership team immediately started working on a response plan that prioritizes the health of our people while securing the future and vitality of our business. We would like to share an update about the further measures SOM is taking to protect our community and keep our operations strong during this crisis.
How can we better connect habitat to human health? On April 23rd, 2020, join us for a virtual panel on the Wild Mile, a 17-acre floating eco-park that advances a community-led vision of renewed urban ecology.
SOM Mechanical Engineering Associate Director Marzia Sedino is interviewed by Engineered Systems Editor-in-Chief Herb Woerpel on an episode of the Percussive Maintenance podcast. The two discuss career highlights, salary transparency and compensation in the industry, and the importance of STEM and climate education.
On March 26th, 2020, Design Director Mark Schwettmann participated in “Taking Mixed-Use to the Next Level.” The online panel discussion was hosted by SPUR and focused on mixed-use developments in San Francisco.
Fazlur Khan is featured in Redshift by Autodesk. Widely regarded as one of the greatest structural engineers in modern history, Khan pioneered the "bundled tube" structural system used for the Sears (now Willis) Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998.