In March, SOM will participate in the New York Build 2020 Expo. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, workshops, and other sessions focused on contemporary issues in the construction industry.
On February 27th, 2020, Associate Director Georgi Petrov and senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will lead a graduate seminar at the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. In a presentation titled "Architecture in the Age of a New Frontier," they will discuss the future of designing for space exploration.
On February 20th, 2020, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will take part in a NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate workshop. Participants will investigate the possibility of developing a NASA Centennial Challenges competition that focuses on lunar excavation, manufacturing, and construction.
On February 12th, 2020, Managing Partner Adam Semel will join ULI Nashville for a conversation at Trevecca Nazarene University. Semel will present Lincoln Yards as a case study in contemporary urban development projects.
On February 27th, 2020, SOM will host a panel discussion to mark the release of The Future of Transportation. Laura Bliss, Tiffany Chu, Henry Grabar, Christine Moon, and Caroline Samponaro will discuss the interventions shaping transportation in the Bay Area.
A major new show titled "Anatomy of Structure: The Future of Art + Architecture" by SOM, Princeton University, TUDelft & Global Robots, will take over the Ambika P3 Gallery in London in March 2020.
On January 30th, 2020, Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis will speak on a panel discussion, hosted by FirstService Residential, about the Climate Mobilization Act. The panel will focus on the practical implications of the act, which was passed by the New York City Council in 2019, for building owners and developers.
On January 28th, 2020, Design Partner Kent Jackson will speak at ULI Poland's PLACES + SPACES series in Warsaw. The event focuses on the role and impact of tall buildings in cities.
SOM hosted 39 graduate and undergraduate students for its annual Winter Internship Week in January 2020. Organized by the SOM Women's Initiative (SOMWI) since 2011, the program provides students pursuing careers in design with an immersive experience in the office environment.
Luke Leung will speak at the 2020 AHR Expo on February 3. Leung, Director of Sustainable Engineering in our Chicago office, will discuss strategies for pivoting toward a post-carbon world and the impact of carbon neutrality on the HVAC&R industry.
On January 21st, 2019, Peter Kindel and Saki Mizuguchi, together with UC Berkeley's Molly Turner and HDR | Calthorpe's Peter Calthorpe, will speak at SPUR Oakland's "Imagining Future Cities" event. The group will discuss the ideas and innovations raised in National Geographic's "Future Cities" issue.
The Milstein Center at Barnard College has been selected as a finalist in South by Southwest's Learn by Design competition, an international program that recognizes groundbreaking work in education design. On March 10th, 2019, SOM and Barnard will compete in a live pitch event against other finalists to be named the 2020 winner.
On January 7th, 2020, SOM will host a discussion at the Center for Architecture in New York City to mark the release of Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism. Together with Mary McLeod, Francesco Dal Co, Colin Koop, and Alexandra Lange, author Nicholas Adams will discuss Bunshaft, his work, and his legacy.
The Gingerbread City features the confectionary contributions of SOM and other leading architects in the UK. This annual exhibition and fundraiser is on view through January 5th, 2020.
Glocal Design Magazine honored two SOM projects with the Noldi Schreck Award, recognizing the best design projects in Mexico each year. The honorees—including a sculptural pavilion and a sustainable office development—were announced at an event in Mexico City.