On September 22nd, 2017, SOM's San Francisco office will lead a walking tour as part of the 14th Annual Architecture + the City Festival. The tour centers on SOM-designed projects that reflect the theme of this year's festival, "Secret City."
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.
On June 7th, 2017, SOM Consulting Design Partner Craig W. Hartman will speak at Innovation Conference West, an event hosted by Architectural Record. Hartman will discuss 350 Mission and the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.
Architectural photographer Lawrence Anderson documents his tour of 350 Mission, one of downtown San Francisco's newest high-rise buildings. Anderson highlights the striking, 50-foot-high lobby, which opens the space to the surrounding urban environment.
Architizer has announced four SOM projects as finalists for the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards. One of the most comprehensive awards programs in the world, the A+ Awards feature more than 100 distinct categories and represent projects from more than 100 countries.
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.
The San Francisco Chronicle features 350 Mission as an ambitious and compelling addition to the city's skyline. The office tower's innovative design and structural engineering includes a street-level public space that aims to encourage social interaction.
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 has won Spark Spaces Design Awards for 350 Mission and the Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower. The international design awards, whose motto is "Designing Worlds," recognizes the power of design across all disciplines and cultures.