On Wednesday, October 14th, Design Partner Colin Koop will speak as a panelist in "Moving Us in the Gotham of Tomorrow" at 92Y's City of Tomorrow Summit. The virtual summit brings together leading voices in architecture, design, policy, and real estate to discuss the future of New York City.
On Wednesday, October 14th, SOM Associate Director Luke Bridle will speak as a panelist in "The Future of Transportation in New York City." The event is part of Design Pavilion's Design Talks NOW series, which features conversations about current thinking in architecture, art, and design.
On October 14th–18th, SOM designers Danei Cesario, Ellen Abraham, Tiara Hughes, and Adede Amenyah will participate in the 2020 NOMA Conference. This year's theme, "Spatial Shifts: Reclaiming Our Cities," will explore the ways in which equity and justice can break down the barriers to meaningful design.
On October 9th, Director of Urban Design and Planning Peter Kindel will participate in a webinar hosted by Environmental Business International. The event will highlight new research on smart cities, current investment trends, and opportunities for future growth in green building.
On October 14th, Alessandro Beghini, Associate Director of Structural Engineering, will give a presentation titled "The Engineering of Art and Architecture" as part of Melbourne School of Design's MSD at Home lecture series. Beghini will discuss the structural and technological innovations that drive the creation of new art and architecture.
Commercial Observer has named SOM Associate Amy Garlock as one of 20 Top Young Professionals in the design and construction industry under 35. Garlock's portfolio includes Citi Global Headquarters and the restoration of the Waldorf Astoria.
On Friday, October 16th, City Design Practice Director Peter Kindel will give a keynote presentation on the ecological principles of building and city design during the 2020 Green Building Festival. The three-day event provides a forum for education focused on ecological approaches to architecture and city planning.
Climate Change Business Journal interviews Director Yasemin Kologlu on green building trends, as well as SOM's work towards advancing strategies that will decarbonize our cities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Kologlu leads SOM's firmwide Climate Action Group, which brings together representatives from every discipline to guide a holistic approach to environmental leadership.
Vacant for decades, the former Cook County Hospital has been transformed into a hotel, food hall, medical office, and community spaces by SOM.
On October 1st, SOM Associate Director Julia Skeete will speak at the 2020 RIBA Smart Practice Conference: Confronting the Climate Emergency. The event centers on the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets.
SOM welcomes Peter Brannan to its Hong Kong team as Asia Regional Leader. With more than 35 years of experience and an extensive portfolio of architectural projects in Asia and the Middle East, Brannan will play a key role in growing SOM’s business in Asia, continuing its commitments to sustainability, design excellence, and client relations.
On September 23rd, 2020 SOM Director Luke Leung will speak as a panelist in "New Approaches to Air And Water." Part of the Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability Symposium, the panel discussion centers on the conservation and responsible use of resources in building design.
Created in 2020, the Robert L. Wesley Award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the U.S. The $10,000 award, given to three students, is an unrestricted scholarship that aims to support academic development. The award honors Robert L. Wesley, the first black partner at SOM.
In September, SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan, Director and Interior Design Practice Leader Lois Wellwood, and Associate Amy Garlock will join Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design magazine, for DesignBiz on Instagram Live. The designers and Allen will discuss workplace, travel, materiality, post-COVID design, and more.
In an episode of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast, Consulting Partner Bill Baker talks with host Sue Nelson. The two discuss the Burj Khalifa, the relationships between architecture and structure, the future of engineering, and advice for young engineers entering the field.