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.
At the beginning of each year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) releases a report examining every building measuring 200 meters or taller completed during the previous year. The 2017 CTBUH Year in Review features five SOM projects.
On September 15th, Ingedia Sanchez will speak at the 2017 AIA Women's Summit in Washington, D.C. An architect based in SOM's Chicago office, Sanchez has led the technical designs for numerous tall and supertall towers around the world.
On November 25th, 2015, the China World Trade Center Company Limited hosted SOM staff and prominent city officials for the topping-out ceremony of the China World Trade Center Phase 3B. The 58-story tower is now the second tallest building in Beijing.
SOM is featured in Forbes’ roundup of foreign architecture firms that have found success in China. The Foshan Lingnan Tiandi Master Plan, China World Trade Center, and Greenland Group Suzhou Center are given as examples of the firm’s recent work in the rapidly transforming country.
SOM Directors Silas Chiow and Thomas Hussey will join Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin on April 9, 2014, for a panel discussion based on the newspaper's recent series, “Designed in Chicago, Made in China.” The conversation will address the issues that arise when world-class architecture meets rapid urban development
SOM is prominently featured in a three-part series in the Chicago Tribune by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin. The series examines China's unprecedented wave of urbanization and the unique role that Chicago architects are playing in the country's evolving built environment.
The American Institute of Architects has elevated Steve Sobel and Michael Duncan to its College of Fellows, a prestigious honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Sobel and Duncan are both directors in SOM's San Francisco office.
Six SOM projects have won American Architectural Awards, which recognize exemplary work in architecture, interiors, landscape, and urban planning in the United States and abroad.