Memorable architecture of any scale is the product of collaboration and innovation—two forces that, along with our drive for excellence, remain SOM’s defining traditions.
Our strong reputation is based on our ability to translate client aspirations into architecture of both immediate and lasting quality.
From the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to One World Trade Center in New York, we have designed many of the world's most iconic skyscrapers.
An experienced team of designers, technical architects, and managers lead each project, providing the diverse knowledge that is essential to success.
We have won more than 1,700 awards and are the only firm to have twice received the coveted Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.
- AwardsSOM Takes Home 8 Spark Awards
- In the PressRenovating
510 5th Avenue
- AwardsAl Hamra Wins International Acclaim for Structural Excellence
- In the PressNY Jets Fly with New Training Facility
- ResearchEngineering the World's Tallest Building
- AwardsBurj Khalifa Earns Top Award for Structural Engineering
- In the PressIntegrating Art and Structure: Cathedral of Christ the Light
- In the PressThe Artistry of
the Cayan Tower
- In the PressGates of Heaven: Changi Airport
- AwardsHarvard Northwest Science Lab Earns High Honors from R&D Magazine
- In the PressTransforming Jianianhua Center into a Civic Landmark
- In the PressSOM and Arup Complete JFK's Terminal 4
- In the PressExpanding Research and Teaching in a Single City Block: John Jay College
- AwardsThe Hajj Wins AIA Twenty-five Year Award
- InteractiveTake a Virtual Tour of the Hess Center at Mount Sinai
- In the PressOne World Trade Center Crowned Tallest Building in the U.S.
- In the PressUp, Up, and Away: Supertalls and Innovations in Sustainability
- In the PressSuspending Disbelief: Poly Corporation Headquarters
- AwardsPoly International Plaza Wins Award of Excellence
- ResearchParametric Design
- In the PressTransforming the National Museum of American History
- In the PressAn Environmental Success Story at the St. Albans School
- AwardsThe Park Hyderabad Earns Distinction as MIPIM's Best Development
- ReasearchPioneering the Supertall Tower
- In the PressReclaiming the Campus for the U.S. Census Bureau
- AwardsU.S. Beijing Embassy Wins National Green Award
- In the PressClassics: The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel
- In the PressClassics: Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library