The new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles has won a 2017 Best of the Best Award from Engineering News-Record in the Government/Public Building category. The awards program recognizes exemplary design and construction projects completed between May 2016 and May 2017.
SOM Managing Director Michael Mann and SOM Design Director José Luis Palacios discuss the design of the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles on KCRW's Design and Architecture podcast. The building was the recipient of a 2018 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects .
AIA has announced the 2018 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, which recognize excellence and distinction in architecture, urban design, and interior architecture. Two SOM projects were honored: the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles and the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library.
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.
The new SOM-designed courthouse in downtown Los Angeles was honored at the Sustainable Innovation Awards, hosted by the United States Green Building Council's Los Angeles chapter. The courthouse was awarded in the Energy and Atmosphere category.
DBIA Integration Quarterly, a publication of the Design-Build Institute of America, reports on the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. SOM Design Directors Paul Danna and José Luis Palacios, and Technical Designer Garth Ramsey, are interviewed.
Poly International Plaza in Beijing and the India Basin project in San Francisco won Gold and Bronze awards, respectively, in the Spaces Design category of the 11th Annual Spark Awards. The criteria for selecting winners includes inventiveness, durability, and expressiveness.
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.
Four SOM projects were honored in the 2017 AIA California Council Design Awards. The United States Courthouse in Los Angeles; the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Master Plan; India Basin; and the University of California Merced's 2020 Campus Development plan all received awards.