C. Keith Boswell, FAIA, Technical Partner for SOM’s West Coast offices, orchestrates and oversees detailed design and construction documentation for all West Coast projects. Since joining SOM in 1981, he has worked on high-rise office buildings, government facilities, residential and mixed-use complexes, and international and domestic airport passenger terminals.
Keith is a specialist in designing and executing technically complex building systems, such as exterior enclosures, curtain walls, elevator and vertical transportation systems, and special construction. He is actively engaged in the research and application of materials and systems for use in SOM designs. He is the author of the book, Exterior Building Enclosures: Design Process and Composition for Innovative Facades, which was published June 2013 and addresses the design and execution of sophisticated exterior envelopes.
Some of Keith’s recent project experiences include; Moscone Convention Center Expansion, SeaTac International Arrivals Facility at SeaTac, 49 South Van Ness, Block 9 Residential Tower, U.C. Hastings School of Law, 350 Mission Street, the Cathedral of Christ the Light and the San Francisco International Airport—all in the San Francisco Bay Area, the New United States Courthouse and UCLA Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, and 111 South Main in Salt Lake City Utah. Keith has led SOM’s services for the U.S. Embassy Beijing, U.S. Embassy Beijing NOX, New United States Consulate in Guangzhou, the Consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and is leading the Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. Keith’s recent international work include: Ningbo Guohua Financial Tower in Ningbo, LJZ 2-16-1 in Shanghai, and the Poly International Plaza in Beijing, China.
Olivier Brouard is the Sustainability Engineering Specialist team leader with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP’s San Francisco office focusing on building science. He supports the High Performance Design group and the Sustainable Engineering Studio in delivering and documenting high performance design strategies and predicted performance running detailed simulations including whole building energy modeling analysis, dew point prediction and façade performance to inform the magnitude impact of architectural design decisions.