LakeSim prototype connects urban planning with scientific models for large-scale development

August 22, 2013,AEDT

LakeSim is a collaboration between University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, the Computation Institute, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and McCaffery to develop a prototype computational framework for Chicago Lakeside development. Planning for Chicago Lakeside will necessitate augmenting traditional tools with data and scientific computation, allowing developers to model the complex interplay between energy, | Read More

Shortlist announced for Barangaroo Central Master Planning Team

November 1, 2012,AEDT

Back in August we put the notice out for the International Search for Barangaroo Central Master Planning Team. After a review of all submissions the Authority’s Recommendation Panel has shortlisted 5 teams to deliver presentations and participate in interviews, prior to the final selection being made in December 2012. Teams selected for | Read More

FPT City | Danang Vietnam | SOM

May 22, 2012,AEDT

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was awarded the Master Plan commission for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam.  SOM’s preliminary plan for a sustainable new high-tech community at the edge of the city has been applauded by local authorities, including the Head of Planning and the Peoples Committee of the City | Read More

SOM wins Beijing Bohai Innovation City Master Plan Competition

February 23, 2012,AEDT

A new model of compact, environmentally enhanced urban design by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) for the rapid development of satellite cities along Chinese high speed rail corridors has won an international design competition with its Beijing Bohai Innovation City master plan. The winning SOM plan leverages the economic and | Read More