On January 26th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa will speak at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). She will join a panel titled "The Physical Environment as a Key Element in Achieving 21st Century Learning Goals."
CNN Style includes Cayan Tower in Dubai in a roundup of buildings that transformed cities around the world. The form and function of the twisting tower, in which each floor rotates around a cylindrical elevator to create a 90-degree turn, are highlighted.
The Urban Land Institute has selected the University Center at The New School as a winner of the 2017-18 Global Awards for Excellence. Additionally, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground was shortlisted for the annual awards program.
The Strand Theater has been honored with awards from the Society for Experimental Graphic Design and the California Heritage Council. SOM's renovation of the theater resurrected a century-old movie house to provide a performance space for the American Conservatory Theater.
The University Center at The New School and The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground are finalists for the 2017 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence. The award winners will be announced in October 2017.
Retrofit magazine spotlights SOM's renovation of the Strand Theater in downtown San Francisco. The project helped resurrect a 100-year-old space into an experimental performance venue for the city's preeminent theater company. SOM Design Director Michael Duncan is quoted.
Three SOM projects are recognized in The Architect's Newspaper's 2016 Best of Design Awards. The Strand took first prize for Building Renovation; the Center for Character & Leadership Development is Building of the Year in the Southwest; and the Kathleen Grimm School earned an honorable mention.
SOM's renovation of The Strand has won an Urban Land Institute 2016 Global Award for Excellence. The project resurrects a 100-year-old movie theater to provide a highly visible and experimental performance space for the San Francisco's preeminent theater company, the American Conservatory Theater.
Urban Land magazine includes Cayan Tower in a survey of ten projects that demonstrate design excellence for the world's hottest regions. Completed in 2013, the SOM-designed tower is distinguished by its twisting shape that shades the interiors and mitigates the effects of strong desert winds.