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SOM Director Yasemin Kologlu is interviewed by Architectural Record's Continuing Education Center on New York City's Local Law 97. Kologlu provides insight on the long-term impact on the law's carbon emissions requirements on New York and other cities around the world.

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As a Chicago Landmarks Commissioner, SOM Urban Designer Tiara Hughes is responsible for recommending buildings, structures, sites, and districts for legal protection as official Chicago landmarks, as well as reviewing proposed alterations to existing landmarks and districts. On WTTW, Hughes discusses buildings she believes are worth fighting for.

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On October 24th, 2020, SOM Consulting Partner Brian Lee will present "Innovation and Relevance in Work — Practice and Research," a lecture hosted by AIA Japan. Lee will discuss key projects from his design portfolio, including the engineering and innovation behind several tall and supertall towers, as well as smaller civic spaces that promote educational, social, and economic equality for the communities they serve.

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On October 28th, SOM will participate in the 2020 ACADIA Virtual Conference, presenting a collaborative paper between Princeton University and SOM titled "From Concept to Construction: A Transferable Design and Robotic Fabrication Method for a Building-Scale Vault." This year's theme is "Distributed Proximities," which will focus on projects that demonstrate the resilience and ingenuity of the computational design community in the face of crisis.

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On Thursday, October 22nd, SOM Director Julia Murphy will speak as a panelist in "Breaking Ground: Advances in Construction and Project Management" as part of The Architect's Newspaper's Tech+ Virtual Conference. The conference will feature conversations about the latest technological advances in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

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SOM welcomes Iben Falconer to its management team as Global Marketing and Business Development Leader. Based in the New York office, Falconer will play a key role in advancing SOM’s business strategy, including its commitments to meaningful client engagement, deep market intelligence, and operational excellence.

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