BluPrint interviews the developer of NEX Tower, a crystalline office building in Manila's Makati business district. The building's human-centered design includes the largest green wall in the Philippines, along with spaces that prioritize daylight and views.
SOM's Scott Duncan, Julie Michiels, and Adam Semel share some of their favorite things to do in Chicago for Contract's "Insiders' Guide to Chicago." The article rounds up recommendations from design leaders across the city.
Associate and mechanical engineer Samuel Jiang has been named to the 2019 40 Under 40 Awards by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. As an MEP team leader in SOM's Chicago office, he works closely with peers and clients alike, and strives to integrate the firm's history of innovation into his designs.
The Philippine Star features NEX Tower, a premium grade office building designed by SOM. Located in Manila's central business district, the tower significantly contributes to the public realm through the creation of a mid-block pedestrian underpass through the building's naturally lit lobby.
In the "Monocle on Design" podcast, Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein discusses SOM's collaboration with National Geographic to design a city of the future. The project envisions a city in 2050, when the world's population is expected to reach 9.8 billion.
BusinessWorld reports on the completion of NEX Tower in Manila, Philippines. Designed by SOM, the office building is geared towards multinational companies, financial institutions, and leading local firms.
The Manila Times features NEX Tower, a new 28-story office building designed by SOM. The structure's striking crystalline form features top level construction and the highest sustainability criteria, setting a new standard for commercial real estate in the Philippines.
The New York Times profiles the City of Chicago's innovative approach to combining public libraries with housing. SOM's Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library, highlighted in the article, is one of the city's first co-located Chicago Housing Authority and public library branches.
Like many cities in California's Central Valley, Bakersfield is pushing to diversify economically and build new industries. Curbed reports on recent developments in housing, transit, and urban planning in the city, including SOM's "Making Downtown Bakersfield" plan.
Curbed reports on the Chicago Riverwalk and highlights recent improvements, including the announcement of a new sculpture, Weather Station, created by artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and SOM. The sculpture, composed of 117-foot-tall stainless steel poles topped with wind vanes, will be installed in 2020.
ArchDaily features SOM's design for the Mulva Cultural Center, a new institution for world-class cultural programming in the Midwest. Clad in a curtain of transparent glass, the center will serve as a destination and cultural nexus for the city and region.
Contract magazine shares designs for the Mulva Cultural Center in De Pere, Wisconsin. Located on the banks of the Fox River, the 60,000-square-foot center is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Design Partner Craig Hartman talks with Abitare magazine about his most recent project: a residential complex for himself and his family in Sonoma County, California. Inspired by the agrarian landscape, Hartman designed a cottage and guest studio as the first of what will be their family home.
Sustainability expert Mina Hasman and other leading voices from the architecture industry are featured in an interview with the Architects' Journal. From influencing clients to specifying materials, they share insight on the role of architects in reducing the whole-life carbon of buildings.
Block Club Chicago profiles the latest developments of the Wild Mile, a floating 17-acre eco-park on the North Branch of the Chicago River. Designed by SOM in collaboration with Urban Rivers, the City of Chicago, and other partners, the project will be complete and open to the public by 2020.