On September 20th, 2019, senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will speak at PSW Science in Washington, D.C. Inocente will discuss Moon Village, a project that explores possibilities for lunar architecture and space habitation.
Four SOM projects have been named 2019 Global Award for Excellence winners by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan and Phase 1 Site Development, Guoco Tower, the Knowledge and Innovation Community, and the Foshan Lingnan Tiandi Master Plan were all recognized.
Carlos Madrid III will serve as a juror for The Architect’s Newspaper's annual Best of Design Awards. The program, now in its seventh year, recognizes projects across 50 categories.
On September 6th, 2019, “Reflections: The Anatomy of Form” opened at the Design Museum as part of London Design Festival 2019. Showing for the first time in London, the exhibition comprises 31 scale models of different building systems.
SOM will unveil two exhibitions designed with advanced robotic fabrication techniques for concrete construction in the built environment. This groundbreaking work represents a collaborative future design method that reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, while activating civic spaces during the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
The Chicago Public Library West Loop Branch has received the Frank Lloyd Wright Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois Chapter. The award honors the project that made the greatest impact through new design or renovation.
Steven Sobel and Alan Lewis will each lead tours of privately-owned public spaces (POPOS) during the 2019 Architecture + the City Festival in San Francisco. The tour, titled “Diversified Spaces: A POPOS Walking Tour,” will provide participants with insight into the history, design, and impact of downtown San Francisco’s most successful POPOS.
Design Director Sean Ragasa is the featured speaker during the 2019 Modesto Architecture & Design Week. Throughout the festival, more than 5,000 people—both industry professionals and the public—will participate in guided tours, exhibits, workshops, and more.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports on development plans at the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The station redesign will transform its site—currently dotted with trees and ammunition bunkers—into a sustainable model of 21st century suburban growth.
On September 12th, 2019, William F. Baker will moderate a panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue). The event is held in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chicago Architecture Center.
This year, the Jin Mao Tower, China's first supertall building, celebrates its 20th year of operation. With a name that means "golden prosperity" in Chinese, the iconic tower continues to influence skyscraper design globally.
On September 19th, SOM will participate in the Women in Architecture 2019 Powerful conference, hosted by AIA Los Angeles. The annual event features keynote speakers and panelists who will share insight on career development, business practices, and more topics in the AEC industry.
Healthcare Design Magazine features a Q&A with Associate Director Anthony Treu. Treu, whose recent work includes the New National Cancer Institute in Egypt and the Almaty International Medical Center in Kazakhstan, discusses his approach to healthcare design, his opinions on industry trends, and other topics.
In celebration of London Design Festival 2019, "Reflections: The Anatomy of Form" will be on view at the Design Museum in London beginning on September 6th. The exhibition explores the work behind SOM’s structural engineering practice and its integration with architectural design.
On July 23rd, 2019, Dr. Joseph P. Colaco delivered a lecture titled "Stories of the John Hancock," sharing his experiences in the design and construction of one of Chicago’s most recognized towers. Earlier in 2019, Colaco presented his talk at SOM’s Chicago and San Francisco offices.