SOM will begin accepting applications for the 2021 Year One career accelerator program in April 2021. Created to support the transition from academic to professional life, Year One provides entry-level designers with an array of resources for career development.
The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce five winners of the 2020 Robert L. Wesley Award. In its inaugural year, the Robert L. Wesley Award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the U.S.
Awarded annually, the SOM Foundation China Fellowship is a travel grant open to students in architecture and urban design. Each of three winners will receive $5,000 to pursue original travel research. This year's research topic is "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts".
Rebecca Delaney, Associate Director of the Sustainable Engineering Studio, has been included on Building Design+Construction's 40 Under 40 list. Every year, Building Design+Construction awards AEC leaders who are positively impacting the industry, their businesses, and the community.
Mina Hasman will moderate a panel discussion on March 10th on a new publication by Derek Clements-Croome, "Designing Buildings For People." The book focuses on the built environment affects human health and well-being, and considers how positive outcomes can be achieved in practice.
Senior urban designer and project manager Tiara Hughes is a recipient of the 2021 AIA Associates Award. The award is given to Associate AIA members for outstanding leadership and for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.
Managing Partners Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu—the members of SOM's first all-women Executive Committee—discuss their paths in architecture, leadership through the pandemic, and how they have overcome challenges throughout their careers, on The Business of Architecture podcast.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Partner Laura Ettelman to its College of Fellows. The distinction recognizes architects who have made significant contributions to the field and society, and who exemplify architectural excellence. Founded in 1952, it is AIA’s highest membership honor.
For the first webinar in the series "Reshape: Evolving Real Estate Formats To Meet Consumer Needs," Dan Ringelstein will moderate a discussion on strategies to create inclusive urban growth—with perspectives from South Africa, Europe, and the U.S.
SOM Partner Mark Sarkisian has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering–a nonprofit institution that aims to support and recognize significant achievements in engineering.
New regional practice leader to grow SOM’s business and build on multi-decade history in China
Retired SOM Partner Carolina Woo, FAIA, passed away on January 29th, 2021, at the age of 80. During her career at SOM, Woo developed a body of work that has been recognized for its impact and cultural resonance.
The SOM Foundation has announced the winners of the 2020 SOM Foundation Research Prize. Two teams—one from the University of Texas at Arlington and one from Tulane University—will receive grants to conduct original research on the topic "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts.”
On Tuesday, February 9th, Structural Engineering Partner Bill Baker and Managing Partner Ken Lewis will present on One World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa for Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. The presentation will run in conjunction with an exhibit about the design and construction of impressive towers and bridges.
Brigitte Peterhans, a former SOM Associate Partner, passed away on January 15, 2021 in Stuttgart, Germany. As an architectural and interiors design leader at SOM, Peterhans contributed to some of the firm’s most notable projects from the 20th century.