In November of 2019, Associate Director Rupa Garai presented during the Indian Association of Structural Engineering's (IAStructE) International Seminar in New Delhi. The conference addressed how performance based design can create more resilient structures.
Nine SOM architects and engineers will present seven case studies at the 2019 AEI Conference in Tysons, Virginia. The theme for the conference, which is hosted by the Architectural Engineering Institute and Pennsylvania State University, is "Integrated Building Solutions: The National Agenda."
Poly International Plaza has received a 2018 A&D Trophy Award from Perspective magazine. Formerly known as The Perspective Awards, the competition celebrates excellence in architecture, interior design, and product design across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Poly International Plaza has received an Award of Merit in Azure Publishing's eighth annual AZ Awards for Design Excellence. The multi-tower project in Beijing won in the Commercial/Institutional Architecture (over 1,000 square meters) category.
Three SOM-designed projects are finalists in the 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference Awards in Chicago. At the event, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the design teams behind each competing project will present their work to a jury for award selection. Additionally, William F. Baker will chair the "Best Tall Building, Middle East & Africa" session.
At the 2017-2018 China Real Estate Design Awards, SOM received three awards for three projects. Poly International Plaza received the Gold Award, the program's highest honor, with China World Trade Center 3B and Ningbo Bank of China Headquarters receiving Merit Awards.
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.
The Structural Engineers Association of Northern California has named 111 Main, an office tower in Salt Lake City, as the winner of a 2018 Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering. SOM used an innovative engineering solution to suspend the building above the performing arts theater beside it.
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.