91 Leonard Street, a sleek, charcoal-colored terracotta condominium with exterior and lobby designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), has reached completion and residents have begun to move in. With 111 luxury condominiums plus amenity spaces, the New York City building was developed by Toll Brothers City Living, with collaborating architect Hill West Architects and interiors by Whitehall Interiors.
On October 24th, 2019, Partner Douglas Voigt will moderate the CityAge Chicago panel discussion, "Downtowns + Neighborhoods: Urban Development to Transform the City." CityAge, a platform for business development, brings practitioners in urban design, architecture, real estate, and related fields together to discuss current issues and trends.
On October 21st, 2019, Associate Director Georgi Petrov and senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will co-present a paper on the Moon Village with professor Jeffrey Hoffman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Master Planning and Space Architecture for a Moon Village," is co-written by SOM, MIT, and the European Space Agency.
On October 21st, 2019, Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein will join a panel discussion at the Prodexpo-Real Estate Conference in Athens. Ringelstein will share insight on planning for growth in cities.
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.
Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) released the designs for Catalinas Rio, a waterfront office building in Buenos Aires' Catalinas Norte business district expansion. With retail, public greenspace, and two intertwined trapezoidal towers joined by skybridges and green terraces, the project will create a new, vibrant identity for the district and city skyline.
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.
On September 26th, 2019, the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre officially opened to the public, securing its position as the eighth tallest building in the world and the fourth tallest in China. The 530-meter-tall tower was designed to LEED® Gold standards, with sustainable strategies including a high-performance envelope, optimized daylighting, and green landscaping.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill welcomes Rob DeMillo as the company’s first Chief Technology Officer. The appointment of DeMillo, a leader in software and technology development, puts the 83-year-old firm at the forefront of design and engineering within the digital space.
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.
The Partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) are pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Directors, effective October 1, 2019: Preetam Biswas, Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Lonny Israel, Benton Johnson, Joyce Lam, Aaron Mazeika, and Keith O'Connor.