Building on its ongoing support of the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA), SOM has expanded its partnership with the organization, through a shared commitment to advancing and empowering NOMA members and bolstering their initiatives.
In Carbon Leadership Forum's July issue of its Member Impact series, Sustainable Engineering Director and chair of the ASHRAE Task Force on Building Decarbonization, Embodied Carbon (LCA) work group, Luke Leung speaks on SOM's efforts to reduce embodied carbon emissions.
SOM Director Julia Murphy has been named Mixed-Use Green Local Product Council Vice Chair for the Urban Land Institute's New York Chapter. Murphy will be responsible for membership recruitment and programming.
Senior urban designer Tiara Hughes speaks on Harvard GSD's African American Design Nexus Podcast—calling for equity across the architecture community and increasing initiatives that focus on education and mentorship.
A champion for equity and inclusion is making a difference in the design industry.
In this edition of our Spotlight series, architect Andy Rah reflects on connection, identity, and community.
As the industry in the UK comes together to collaborate on the UKGBC's Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project, SOM has been appointed to co-chair the Retrofit Commercial Task Group to create a comprehensive plan to decarbonize the built environment.
Design Director Yasemin Kologlu has been appointed to a new Steering Committee for the Decarbonizing New York City Offices initiative. Yasemin will help guide the NYSERDA/Building Energy Exchange and their partners to drive sustained decarbonization of office spaces in New York City.
The SOM Foundation announces the winner of the 2021 Structural Engineering Fellowship, Michelle Chang. This year’s topic encouraged applicants to explore and identify policies, actions, and comprehensive plans which can shape a more equitable and sustainable future.
On April 29, SOM Managing Partner Laura Ettelman will join a panel conversation about Moynihan Train Hall as part of Commercial Observer’s annual Transportation & Infrastructure Construction Forum.
Applications for the 2021 Year One career accelerator program are now open! Created to support the transition from academic to professional life, Year One provides entry-level designers with an array of resources for career development.
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced that Senior Urban Designer, Tiara Hughes will join the Board of National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House (CPH). As a member, Hughes will provide her expertise on the conservation of the landmark.
In this edition of “Spotlight,” a series on personal and professional journeys, Hayley tells us what architecture and choreography have in common.
At SOM, we believe in the value of an inclusive culture, and we unequivocally condemn racism and discrimination in any form. We are united with the Asian and Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in our pursuit of building a more just and equitable world.
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.