Chicago Architect magazine features SOM Urban Designer Tiara Huges on the cover of its latest publication. In the issue, Hughes writes about equity, diversity and inclusion in the design field, initiatives within SOM to create a more equitable practice, and the importance of listening, empathy, and measurable goals.
Business Insider features the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, which is located on the highest floors of the 39-story Otemachi One Tower. The building is one of two towers that comprise the new SOM-designed Otemachi-One, the largest integrated mixed-use development in its district.
ArchDaily features Central Place Sydney. SOM and the Australia-based firm of Fender Katsalidis won an international design competition to re-imagine Sydney's Central Business District with the construction of two new office and retail towers and an enlivened streetscape.
Cottages & Gardens interviews SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan on the restoration of the Waldorf Astoria. In this Q&A, Mahan discusses how SOM is bringing the landmark back to its original appearance from the 1930s, how the building is being renovated for contemporary standards, and more.
Forbes includes One Steuart Lane in a round-up of West Coast residences that connect with their natural surroundings. Located along San Francisco's famed Embarcadero, the SOM-designed residences provide stunning views of the bay from private outdoor living spaces.
The New York Times interviews Design Partner Colin Koop on what people should consider as they return to their offices for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak. He shares insights on SOM's own return-to-office strategy, as well as measures being taken by our clients.
Healthcare Global features an op-ed by Associate Director Anthony Treu, leader of SOM's global healthcare practice, which outlines SOM's innovative, community-driven approach to the design of Emory Healthcare Winship at Midtown. The cancer care facility is arranged not around equipment and departments, but into two-story “care communities,” each focused on a specific disease.
Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu—the first all-woman Executive Committee to lead SOM—discuss their paths in architecture, their goals for the firm, and more with Architect magazine's podcast. Byles was named to the committee in 2016, Fu in 2019, and Ettelman will begin her term on October 1, 2020.
City Limits features an op-ed by Keith O'Connor, Director of Urban Design and Planning, and Luke Bridle, Associate Director, about the future of transportation in New York City in light of COVID-19. O'Connor and Bridle argue that the pandemic presents the opportunity to imagine a safer, more equitable transportation system.
Designboom highlights the recently launched Nebula lighting collection designed by SOM and Neri. The family of modern lights, which includes an illuminating bollard, path light, and full-height lighting system, are designed to seamlessly integrate into any outdoor setting.
Designboom features Billie Jean King Main Library, the first structural timber building to be constructed in the city of Long Beach, California. The library is part of the SOM-designed Long Beach Civic Center project, which includes a new City Hall and Port Headquarters.
Chicago magazine features 330 North Green Street in an article on how architects and designers are considering the next-generation of office design in response to pandemics. The office building will include a five-story outdoor space called The Porch.
Stereoform Slab, a full-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques, has received a 2020 R+D Award from Architect Magazine. The annual program recognizes work that shows potential to have an enduring and positive impact on the built environment.
How are engineers reinventing our world to fight COVID-19? What can engineers do to re-imagine the everyday and make life safer and easier across the globe? Luke Leung, Director of Sustainable Engineering, and other leading experts spoke with BBC's global online audience to share their insights and inspire innovation worldwide.
Commercial Observer reports on the new Center for Wellbeing and Happiness, an expansion to the Lower Eastside Girls Club headquarters designed pro-bono by SOM. The space will be devoted to programming for the health of Lower East Side residents of all ages and the community at large.