In a recent video, SILive.com covers the naming ceremony and tour of P.S. 62, The Kathleen Grimm School of Sustainability and Leadership at Sandy Ground. Among many sustainability features, the net zero building features an interactive dashboard that allows students, staff, and visitors to view the building’s energy usage.
A dazzling display at Poly International Plaza excited onlookers in Beijing on August 6, 2015. To celebrate Hyundai Capital as the master tenant of the SOM-designed tower, a light show danced across the structurally expressive 31-story building.
The Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center officially opens this week. CNN recently spoke with SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener about the event as a milestone in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, and as a symbol of optimism.
In a new video, the Downtown Denver Partnership documents the history of Denver Union Station’s redevelopment into a world-class multimodal transportation center. The SOM-designed transformation is a 2015 winner in the partnership’s annual awards program.
Last fall the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conducted the symposium Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism. As part of the Shanghai event, SOM Director of Sustainable Engineering Luke Leung spoke with special media correspondent Chris Bentley on camera about skyscrapers’ performance benefits for humans and the environment. The duo also took the pulse of sustainable design more generally.
SOM and the American Conservatory Theater celebrated the completed renovation of the Strand Theater with a ribbon cutting on May 14, 2015. Led by SOM Design Director Michael Duncan, the firm oversaw the architectural design, structural systems, and graphics of the project.
The recently released video “Designing for Democracy” chronicles the history of GSA Design Excellence, in honor of its 20th anniversary. SOM has had the privilege of executing multiple projects under Design Excellence, and Design Partner Craig W. Hartman and Partner Emeritus David Childs share their thoughts about the program.
Loni Stark recently captured the Strand Theater’s final stages of renovation on camera for the Bay Area culture platform Stark Insider. With American Conservatory artistic director Carey Perloff and administrative project manager Denys Baker serving as Stark’s guides, the video tour marvels at the theater building’s layers of history and explains how A.C.T. programming will work in tandem with SOM’s design to cultivate the next generation of theater lovers.
As part of a special segment about severe weather, CBS Chicago interviews SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner William F. Baker about skyscrapers’ ability to withstand strong storms. Baker explains how SOM-designed towers like the Burj Khalifa mitigate wind loads. The special premiered on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm CST and will air again on Saturday, June 6 at 1:30 pm.
SOM’s vision for the San Diego Central Courthouse becomes reality in this video of its foundation being poured. Project contractor Rudolph and Sletten, which captured the undertaking, recently presented the time-lapse video to the National Association of Women in Construction alongside members of the design team.
Chicagoist highlights a timelapse video that tracks the growth of Chicago from 1936 through 2014, illustrating SOM’s myriad contributions along the way. The animation was crafted by SOM's computational design team using a web-based visualization tool.
Guinness World Records has bestowed eight titles upon the Burj Khalifa, including World’s Tallest Building. In recognition of the organization’s 60th year, Guinness has released a video series that celebrates the most notable record-breakers in its history, including the 828-meter-tall skyscraper, designed by SOM.
CBS New York was on the scene as the first tenants entered One World Trade Center this morning. The completion of the 1,776-foot tower, designed by SOM, marks a major milestone in the history of New York City.
The Wall Street Journal’s cameras captured the excitement at One World Trade Center as the 3.5-million-square-foot skyscraper, designed by SOM, officially opened its doors to tenants on November 3, 2014.
Argonne National Laboratory produced a story about its LakeSim platform, created to bolster the design process for smart cities in an increasingly urban world. Argonne collaborated with SOM to prototype this tool.