On April 6th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Kevin Conway will speak at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Conway will discuss The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood and other projects that reflect SOM's history of incorporating art into buildings and publicly accessible spaces.
On March 15th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will participate in a panel and roundtable discussion titled "The Inside Track on SOCAL Projects." The event is hosted by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association to explore current and recent projects in the area.
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 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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
The Wall Street Journal features Public Safety Answering Center II as one of this year's most innovative and effective new buildings. The facility, which will handle over 10 million emergency calls a year, is designed to be highly secure and functional.