The Wild Mile Framework Plan, part of the larger Chicago River North Branch Plan, received the 2019 Strategic Plan Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Planning Association. The project focuses on revitalizing a one-mile section of the river for both human activity and the natural ecosystem.
Italian design magazine Abitare talks with Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein and Planning Associate Gareth Edwards about four new towns under construction in Africa. The two share insight on SOM's master plans for Alárò City, Appolonia, Jigna Eco-community, and Tatu City.
The Chicago Public Library West Loop Branch has received the Frank Lloyd Wright Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois Chapter. The award honors the project that made the greatest impact through new design or renovation.
Manhattan Loft Gardens, New Futura, the Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan, and Moynihan Train Hall were shortlisted across six categories in the 2019 ABB LEAF Awards. The international award program, now in its 18th year, recognizes design excellence in projects around the world.
Two SOM projects won Architizer A+ Popular Choice awards in their respective categories: the Alárò City master plan in the Unbuilt Masterplan category, and Chicago Public Library, West Loop Branch in Architecture - Libraries. The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Winners were selected by the online voting public after a 10 day campaign garnering over 400,000 votes.
Three chapters of the Structural Engineers Association—in Illinois (SEAOI), New York (SEAoNY) and Northern California (SEAONC)—presented SOM with awards that recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in structural engineering.
The Architects' Journal features Manhattan Loft Gardens, a 143-meter-tall tower in London. The building combines rental apartments, a five-star hotel, two restaurants, and cedar-lined sky gardens carved out of the building's profile.
Dezeen features Manhattan Loft Gardens, a 42-story building located near Stratford International station in London. With a uniquely engineered concrete and steel frame, the double-cantilevered tower combines residential apartments and a hotel.
Five SOM projects have been selected as Architizer A+ Awards Finalists, ranging in categories from pavilion to library, residential building to masterplan. Popular Choice voting is open until July 5th.