The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has selected the Superior Court of California in San Diego for a 2018 Outstanding Award. This year's award recipients will be honored on May 24th, 2018.
Architizer highlights SOM-designed facades that challenge the capabilities of glass envelopes. The New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, the Center for Character and Leadership Development, JTI Headquarters, and other projects are featured.
The New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects features five SOM-designed projects in its annual roundup of award winners. The publication showcases the recipients of the 2017 AIA New York State Design, Excelsior, and Honor Awards.
Photography Coordinator Lucas Blair Simpson speaks to SOM's approach to photography, providing insight on logistics, video, and drones. The article features images of PSAC II and the Center for Character & Leadership Development, two projects for which Simpson produced the shoots.
At the beginning of each year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) releases a report examining every building measuring 200 meters or taller completed during the previous year. The 2017 CTBUH Year in Review features five SOM projects.
On January 11th, 2018, SOM's San Francisco office will host a panel discussion in partnership with AIA San Francisco and the Judicial Council of California. The goal of the event is to discuss the current portfolio and project objectives of the Judicial Council, and to provide an overview of its upcoming architectural service solicitations.
Three SOM projects—the United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, India Basin in San Francisco, and San Diego Central Courthouse—were honored in the 2017 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards. The fifth annual awards program highlighted projects in 42 categories.
In its November 2017 issue, Architect Magazine names SOM the number one architectural firm on its Architect 50 list. SOM is the only practice to receive top overall ranking two times since the magazine founded the prestigious list in 2009.
On October 31st, 2017, SOM Directors Javier Arizmendi and Steven Sobel will present at the Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The two will discuss their work on the San Diego Central Courthouse for the Superior Court of California.