The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have honored five SOM projects with their prestigious International Architecture Awards.
Roche Diagnostics, a 109,000-square-foot training facility under construction at the Roche campus in Indianapolis, has been awarded first place in the new commercial buildings category of the 2014 ASHRAE Region VI Technology Awards. The building serves as a model of how smart sustainable design can help a corporate campus slash energy consumption despite increasing in size.
Metropolis magazine shines the spotlight on SOM's engineering practice in Chicago, led by Partner William F. Baker, in its March 2014 issue. Writes the author: "Baker’s team is a multidisciplinary crew that strives to work as a single organic entity."
SOM Director Luke Leung has been named Chairman of the ASHRAE Tall Building Technical Committee, effective this June. He has also been named an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.
Ground was broken for the new two-story Roche Diagnostics Training Center, designed by SOM. The 87,135-square-foot building's crisp white metal and glass forms will establish a new brand identity for the Swiss-based pharmaceutical company's Indianapolis campus, whose buildings were built collectively by a previous owner.