The Center for Character and Leadership Development and 111 Main have each received an IDEAS2 Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The awards program honors engineering and architecture projects that incorporate structural steel in innovative ways.
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.
Luxury Travel Magazine features Baccarat Hotel's reception of the Forbes Travel Guide five-star hotel rating. SOM designed the mixed-use building's hotel and residences to evoke Baccarat's distinctive legacy while reflecting its dense, urban context.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Character and Leadership Development has received a 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. The annual program recognizes exemplary projects from around the world.
Building Design + Construction highlights various projects, including the SOM-designed FBI Biometric Technology Center, in an examination of government funding on public nonresidential projects. SOM Director Joseph Ruocco comments on the firm's experience working with the GSA and other agencies.