The April 2018 issue of A+U, a monthly English/Japanese language magazine about architecture and urbanism, features multiple SOM-designed projects and contributions from SOM architects and planners. The issue is titled "San Francisco Urban Transformations."
On September 21st and 23rd, 2017, SOM Design Partner Leo Chow and Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner Mark Sarkisian will conduct a series of lectures in China. The two will speak at the 4th US-China Tall Buildings Symposium and Chongqing University.
The SOM Women's Initiative (SOMWI) hosted an event at the SOM-designed Alcoa Building (now known as One Maritime Plaza) in San Francisco on July 14th, 2017. The event offered new staff and interns the opportunity to learn about the work of SOMWI and to get to know company leadership.
On May 5th, 2017, Leo Chow will speak at the CNU 25.Seattle conference. In "Retrofitting Water," Chow will explore how climate change and other issues challenge communities around the world, and how a number of suburban retrofit projects offer lessons for urban designers.
The San Francisco Business Times sits down with SOM Design Partner Leo Chow to discuss his path to becoming an architect and his approach to working on some of San Francisco's most important projects, including master plans for Parkmerced, Treasure Island, and India Basin.
On February 17th, 2016, SOM's Leo Chow and Mark Igou will discuss sustainable design integration strategies for the hospitality industry during a panel discussion at the Stay Green Forum 2016, an event hosted by the Hotel Council of San Francisco.
This past fall, SOM worked with students from the North Carolina State University’s College of Design on an Advanced Architectural Design – Tall Building Design Studio. It's the second time SOM has partnered with the studio, extending the firm's ongoing Integrated Design Studio program.
Leo Chow, SOM Design Partner, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Heritage. Through preservation projects, advocacy, and educational programs, the Heritage celebrates and protects the city’s distinctive built environment.
The American Institute of Architects announced this week that SOM's Parkmerced Vision Plan, a neighborhood revitalization program for the Bay Area's largest privately owned residential community, has received a 2013 National Honor Award. This award recognizes design excellence and the most outstanding achievements in the profession.