In 2016, the best architects rethought everything... Here, in no particular order, are 25 projects of note from the past year...
SOM, United States Courthouse, Los Angeles
Located in the middle of downtown LA, this cube-shaped building is clad with a folded glass facade that reduces heat dramatically and gives the building a gem-like quality. Inside, the courtrooms are organized around a warmly lit atrium that feels anything but institutional.
SOM, US Air Force Academy Center For Character and Leadership Development, Colorado Springs
Highlighted by a pyramidal, 105-foot-tall-skylight, the glass-enclosed structure contains offices, a library, collaboration rooms, and other spaces on several terraced levels. It’s a proper companion to SOM’s 1962 Cadet Chapel...one of the country’s most iconic buildings.