Chicago's Plan for the 2016 Olympics

June 24, 2008

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), under the direction of the City of Chicago and Chicago 2016, has developed a Master Plan for Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

Coordinating with dozens of architects, planners, engineers, and construction firms, SOM has been a key contributor to the planning effort that resulted in Chicago being selected to represent the U.S. in the international phase of the bid. The plan carefully balances compactness with integration into Chicago by placing most venues within an easy walk of transit and close to both downtown and the lakefront.

In this program, Tom Kerwin and Phil Enquist from SOM discussed the Olympic planning process and shared their thoughts about the potential legacy of a successful bid.


Tom Kerwin

Tom Kerwin is a Managing Partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP and oversees the firm's involvement with Chicago 2016.


Phil Enquist

Phil Enquist is Partner in charge of planning and urban design in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.