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Jaime Velez Honored by IIDA Illinois

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Chicago, IL: SOM Chicago Director of Interior Design Jaime Velez, FIIDA, ASID was honored on October 18, 2012 at the IIDA Illinois Chicago Leader’s Breakfast. He was introduced by past honoree Carlos Martinez before a sold-out audience of more than 500 at the Palmer House Hotel. Velez was chosen for the distinguished honor by a group that included past honorees, national benefactors, and past presidents of IIDA Illinois.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,500 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi.