On January 11th, 2018, SOM's San Francisco office will host a panel discussion in partnership with AIA San Francisco and the Judicial Council of California. The goal of the event is to discuss the current portfolio and project objectives of the Judicial Council, and to provide an overview of its upcoming architectural service solicitations.
Geffen Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification. The educational facility serves as a gateway for the David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA campus as a whole.
Three SOM projects—the United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, India Basin in San Francisco, and San Diego Central Courthouse—were honored in the 2017 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards. The fifth annual awards program highlighted projects in 42 categories.
On October 31st, 2017, SOM Directors Javier Arizmendi and Steven Sobel will present at the Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The two will discuss their work on the San Diego Central Courthouse for the Superior Court of California.
A dedication ceremony for San Diego Central Courthouse took place on June 5th, 2017. Slated to open on July 17th, the SOM-designed courthouse will consolidate San Diego County’s criminal trial, family, and civil courts into a 22-story tower in the downtown area of the city.
Los Angeles Times reports on the new San Diego Central Courthouse, where a dedication ceremony was hosted on June 5th, 2017. SOM's Javier Arizmendi comments on the courthouse, which replaces three court properties in the downtown area.
On April 13th, 2016, SOM Design Director Javier Arizmendi will deliver a lecture at UC Berkeley. He will speak about how and why designs evolve through a collaborative design process, presenting a new teaching and learning facility for the David Geffen School of Medicine as a case study.
U Magazine, the official publication of UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, recently reported on the fall preview of Geffen Hall, UCLA's new medical education building. Designed by SOM, the project will serve as a gateway for the School of Medicine and the campus as a whole.
The San Diego Union-Tribune recently toured the new state courthouse now being built in the city's downtown. Just over a year away from completion, the 22-story building is the largest project in California's multi-year campaign to upgrade court facilities throughout the state.