On December 3, 2019, the SOM Foundation awarded its annual UK Award to students Sun Yen Yee and Annabelle Tan. Sun Yen Yee, a student at the University of Westminster, London, won for his submission titled “SEED of Havana: Dissolving Condensers.” Annabelle Tan, a student at the University College London Bartlett School of Architecture, won for her entry, “Wetland Frontier.”
The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual SOM Foundation Research Prize. The awards program, which comprises two $40,000 grants, is designed to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research that addresses the critical issues of our time.
On September 6th, the SOM Foundation is hosting the inaugural International Research and Design Forum in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. At the full-day event taking place at the IIT campus, industry leaders will deliver presentations and panel discussions on the groundbreaking ideas and research that continue to elevate design thinking and capabilities.
The SOM Foundation welcomes Iker Gil as its new Executive Director. As an architect, editor, and curator, Gil will help lead the SOM Foundation as it focuses efforts on collaborations between students and faculty through the SOM Foundation Research Prize.
In May, 2019, the SOM Foundation announced the results of the 2019 SOM Foundation China Prize. Three winners—Zhu Ziyuan, Jing Qi, and Shen Jie—will each receive a $5,000 fellowship created to support the students as they embark on travel research outside of China.
On Friday, March 8th, the SOM Foundation announced Samantha Eng as the winner of the 2019 SOM Foundation Structural Engineering Research Fellowship. Eng, who will receive her Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in May, 2019, will embark on a course of travel to pursue original research in Japanese cities. She will investigate how the infrastructure and the design of buildings and bridges in those cities alleviates urban density in a dignified and humanistic manner.
The SOM Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 SOM Foundation Research Prize. Two teams—one led by North Carolina State University and one comprising representatives from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, the University of Southern California, and Esri—will each receive a grant of $40,000 to conduct original research. These are the inaugural winners of the SOM Foundation Research Prize, which was created in 2018 to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research with the goal of addressing critical issues of our time. This year’s topic, Humanizing High Density, seeks to tackle the unprecedented rate of mass migration to urban centers worldwide.
The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the SOM Foundation Research Prize. The awards program comprises two $40,000 grants that are designed to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research that address the critical issues of our time.
On Friday, May 4th, the SOM Foundation announced the results of the 2018 SOM Foundation China Prize. Three winners—Tangchenxi Wei, Fenghao Lu, and Yuchen Gao—will each receive a $5,000 fellowship grant created to support the students as they embark on travel research outside of China.
On Thursday, May 4th, the SOM Foundation announced three winners of its 2017 China Prize. Each award winner will receive a $5,000 fellowship grant for research and travel outside of China. The fellowships enable students in the field of architecture and urban design to broaden their education through travel and gain an understanding of the need to improve the built and natural environments.