The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has named Optimo Hat Company and the Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library as 2019 ULI Chicago Vision Awards recipients. The two projects were among six total "Project Category" winners.
Interior Design magazine highlighted the Optimo Hat Company in its coverage of the annual IIDA Interior Design Competition. The SOM-designed conversion of a historic firehouse into the factory and headquarters for the Chicago-based hat maker was named one of five winners in the awards program.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
Dezeen features SOM’s Tenaya Towers at UC Santa Barbara, exploring how the project fits into the university's master plan, also designed by SOM. The towers are part of a larger student housing development, named the San Joaquin Villages, which includes residential buildings designed by various architects.
The University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) newest student housing project, the San Joaquin Villages, has been honored with a 2019 Housing Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The development, which provides living accommodations for more than 1,000 students on the UCSB campus, was one of 12 projects to receive an AIA Housing Award this year.
The Optimo Hat Company has been named a winner in the 46th Annual Interior Design Awards, led by IIDA. The awards program celebrates innovative interior design and interior architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
SOM Design Partner Brian Lee recently met with Contract Magazine to discuss the firm's adaptive reuse of a firehouse on Chicago's South Side for Optimo Hat Company. The project received an award for interior design for the 2019 Contract Magazine Interiors Awards program.
The U.S. Green Building Council's Los Angeles chapter has honored the Tenaya Towers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The project received a Merit Award in the Energy and Atmosphere category of the 2018 Sustainable Innovation Awards.