On November 10th, 2017, Associate Director Christoph Timm will speak at the X Sisteccer Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, an event organized around the theme of "Towards a New Generation of Facades." In his presentation, Timm will discuss both SOM's legacy projects and recent work.
On November 14th, 2017, William F. Baker will deliver a keynote presentation at the Structural Engineers World Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Themed "Architectural and Structural Design for Enriching Human Habitats," the event brings together professionals from a broad range of disciplines.
In the wake of the devastating Central Mexico earthquake on September 19th, a team of SOM engineers traveled to Mexico City to contribute to post-disaster recovery efforts. The team set out to document building damage and provide technical support to local structural reconnaissance efforts.
The Chicago Athenaeum honored the BBVA Mexico City Headquarters building with an International Architecture Award. SOM provided interior design services for the 850,000-square-foot tower, focusing on generating a highly performative workplace and bolstering client services.
Narrating the story of a multinational bank's presence in Mexico City, the Spanish-language Arquine magazine features BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and BBVA Centro Tecnológico. The buildings were designed by SOM to accommodate BBVA's recent operational restructuring.
Glocal Design Magazine profiles SOM as the lead designer of BBVA’s Bancomer Operations Center in Mexico City. Featuring three examples, the Spanish-language article explores SOM's history as inspiration for the design of the BBVA building.
The Happening reports on the SOM-designed master plan for Nuevo Polanco, an emerging mixed-use district in Mexico City. The article, originally published in Spanish, describes the anticipated transformation of a former industrial area into a vibrant and livable region.
El Alebrije reports on SOM's master plan for Nuevo Polanco, a new mixed-use district in Mexico City. The design is expected to contribute to the area’s transformation into a vibrant neighborhood of interconnected streets, open spaces, commercial developments, and cultural and recreational amenities.
Architectural Record has honored the BBVA Bancomer Operations Center with a 2017 Good Design is Good Business award. Now in its twentieth year, the awards program recognizes architectural projects that are instrumental to the growth and success of businesses around the world.
On March 28th, 2017, SOM Associate Director Fernando Herrera will speak at the University of Chile's Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Santiago. Herrera will talk about the importance of integrated, multidisciplinary collaboration in the design of large buildings.
SOM's Kim Van Holsbeke, Edward Guerra, and Daniel O'Shaughnessy recently gave a lecture and design critique at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico. It was the first in a three-part lecture series, "Smart Environments," organized by SOM with one of the university's architecture studios.
BBVA Bancomer Operations Center has been selected to receive a 2016 Premio Nacional from the Instituto Mexicano del Edificio Inteligente y Sustentable (Mexican Institute of Intelligent and Sustainable Building). The SOM-designed office building stands as a premier example of sustainable development in Mexico City.
SOM Design Director Javier Arizmendi is speaking at the XXIII International Symposium on Civil Engineering, EDIFICA 2016. Hosted by the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tecnológico de Monterrey), the event takes place on November 3-5, 2016.
Philip Enquist, SOM Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, will speak on a panel, "Infrastructure, Logistics and Connectivity: Bringing the Americas Together," at the Second CEO Summit of the Americas in Panama City.