Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Inocente will speak at ASCEND, a virtual conference for leaders in the space industry. On November 16th, he will present on SOM's work with the European Space Agency, and on November 18th, he will participate in a panel on human-centered design beyond Earth.
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On Wednesday, November 4th, SOM Associate Director Phil Obayda participated in "The Challenges for Intelligent Buildings post COVID-19," a panel discussion hosted by the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE).
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.
On November 4th, SOM Associate Director T. Nathaniel Broughton will moderate a panel titled, "A Careful Balancing Act: The Reduction of Energy Consumption in School Cafeterias while Supporting Nutrition and Mental Health for NYC Students."
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.
On November 4th, SOM Director Kim Van Holsbeke will participate on a panel on the future of commercial design in the wake of COVID-19. The panel, titled "Reimagining Your Space," will explore new solutions and their impact on the future of the office.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded William Baker, SOM Consulting Partner, with its 2020 Ernest E. Howard Awar for his notable contributions in the fields of civil and structural engineering.
Society of Women Engineers Magazine interviews Managing Partner Laura Ettelman and Structural Engineering Associate Director Alexandra Thewis. They speak about how an interest in the arts has shaped their careers, as well as SOM's history of integrating art installations into its projects.
Associate Director Dawveed Scully sat down with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore along Chicago's 75th Street, recently retrofitted to accommodate outdoor dining, to discuss the potential for urban planning and development to build a more equitable post-pandemic city.
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.
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.
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.