Following the 2017 death of architect and developer John Portman, CityLab explores the compatibility of his typical hotel designs with 21st-century cities. William Baker and Richard Tomlinson share insight on SOM's redesign of Portman's Detroit Renaissance Center, which was converted into General Motors' headquarters in the mid-1990s.
Curbed features two SOM-designed projects in a roundup of beautiful airports around the world, originally published in May, 2017. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2 and Changi International Airport's Terminal 3 are recognized for innovative and culturally resonant designs.
In celebration of India's Independence Day, designMENA presents a selection of buildings that have shaped India's architectural landscape. The SOM-designed Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and the Park Hyderabad are featured as innovative and culturally resonant projects.
Curbed includes Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 in Mumbai in its roundup of the 12 most beautiful airports in the world. SOM's design for the 4.4.-million-square-foot airport is inspired by the form of traditional Indian pavilions.
Fifteen years after its launch, the SOM Journal continues to tell a story of design at SOM. This edition is the tenth installment in a continuing series that highlights conceptual undercurrents being discussed and projects being developed at the firm.
In the October 2016 issue of DETAIL, an architecture and engineering journal, SOM Director Charles Besjak describes the structural engineering of Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Its long-span roof structure covers 70,000 square meters, making it one of the world's largest roofs without an expansion joint.
Condé Nast Traveller tells the story of how Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport came to be. The SOM-designed terminal in Mumbai serves 40 million travelers per year, nearly twice as many as the building it replaces.
Skift, an intelligence platform for the travel industry, announces Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai as a winner of the Airport Service Quality 2015 Awards. The airport, which has an SOM-designed terminal, tied for first place in its category.
American-Architects.com recently recognized SOM’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 as its “Building of the Week.” SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy describes how the Mumbai hub expresses a conversation between vernacular and modern architecture.