In a feature on the SOM-designed 252 East 57th Street, The Real Deal highlights the building's elegant design. SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy sheds light on the inspiration behind the tower, which is located on New York's "Billionaires' Row."
SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy talks with Architectural Record about Moynihan Train Hall. By reusing the existing steel trusses of the historic James A. Farley Post Office, the design for the New York City train hall “creates a dialogue between the history of the building and the new construction.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the West End Concourse of Moynihan Train Hall, designed by SOM. As the first phase of the redevelopment of Penn Station, the concourse expands access to trains and provides a link to the future Moynihan Train Hall.
On April 6th, 2017, SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy delivered a keynote address at the Facades+ New York City Conference. SOM Associate Director Christoph Timm co-chaired the day-long event with William Menking of The Architect's Newspaper.
On February 3rd, 2017, SOM Partner Roger Duffy will join a discussion at City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit, at 92Y in New York City. The panel, titled "Architecture and New York's 21st-Century Identity," brings together designers of prominent new buildings in the city.
Curbed features the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel and Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) in a feature covering the history of the campus. SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy discusses SOM's return to the campus and integration of CCLD into the campus master plan.
Today, the International Center of Photography (ICP) opened its new museum space in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Designed by SOM, the facility features a glass-fronted public space, accessible from the street, and a ticketed gallery where ICP will present exhibitions and public programs.
Architizer marks SOM's 80th anniversary with an interview that explores the firm's ongoing legacy of innovation. SOM Partners Roger Duffy, T.J. Gottesdiener, and Gary Haney share insights on the firm's origins, its evolution into a global architectural practice, and its ambitions for the future.
On March 30th, 2016, SOM's Roger Duffy will participate in a conference at MIT about creating places that drive innovation. There, he will speak about Cornell Tech, an example of the innovation that is made possible by partnerships between universities, government, and industry.
The Wall Street Journal highlights the renovation of 41 Madison Avenue in its roundup of real-estate news in the Greater New York region. SOM's design will enclose the tower's double-height lobby with glass to create a bright and inviting space.
World Architecture Community covers the SOM-designed Kathleen Grimm School, a "sustainability lab" designed to achieve net zero energy. The building uses renewable resources on-site to maximize efficiency and achieve New York City's goals to cut global warming emissions.
Designed by SOM's Gordon Bunshaft, the Manhattan House apartment complex on the Upper East Side has inspired countless imitations, yet has never been duplicated. The Observer delves into the fascinating history of the building, which was recently converted to condominiums.
In a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, the New York City Department of Education and the NYC School Construction Authority dedicated the city’s first net zero energy school to the late Kathleen Grimm, former DOE Deputy Chancellor. The SOM-designed school, located on Staten Island, will harvest as much energy from renewable on-site resources as it uses on an annual basis.
Now in its sixth year, the MAS Summit for NYC convenes designers and civic leaders for a discussion on the future of the city. SOM's Roger Duffy and Christopher Cooper both spoke at this year’s event, which features more than more than 50 expert sessions on a broad range of urban issues.
In a recent DNAinfo article, SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy discusses the sustainable design of P.S. 62, the first net-zero energy school in New York City. The building, located in Staten Island, opened this Wednesday for the school year.
Curbed examines SOM’s renovation of the former One Chase Manhattan Plaza at 28 Liberty Street. The recently approved plan will reinvigorate the landmark building, originally designed by SOM in 1961.
The New York Times reports on SOM’s transformation of the Privately Owned Public Space and subway entrance at 560 Lexington Avenue, which has created a bright, fresh, and reimagined public amenity in Midtown Manhattan. In the article, SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy reflects on how the project engages with its urban context.
American-Architects.com recently recognized SOM’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 as its “Building of the Week.” SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy describes how the Mumbai hub expresses a conversation between vernacular and modern architecture.
Bahrain Bay, a Four Seasons Hotel designed by SOM, has officially opened. Situated on a private 12-acre island, the structure rises 200 meters above Bahrain Bay, an expansive mixed-use development that is being master planned by SOM.
At this year’s annual Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) International Conference, Roger Duffy, SOM Design Partner, and Chris McCready, SOM Managing Director, will present the University Center at The New School. The session will explore how SOM’s design for the vertical campus center realizes the university’s goals of unity, interconnectivity, and openness.
Architects + Artisans features the recently completed Denver Union Station. The transformative project “works well for its customers, it respects its neighbors and it delivers economic value for money spent.”
Today, the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) will mark the opening of the Union Station Bus Concourse with a grand ribbon-cutting celebration. SOM designed the intercity bus terminal and the broader Denver Union Station complex; the firm also developed the master plan for the surrounding transit-oriented neighborhood.
On April 9, 2014, SOM Partner Roger Duffy will participate in a panel discussion about the future of Penn Station. Hosted by the Center for Architecture, the event will focus on the plans developed by four architecture firms in response to a design challenge issued by the Municipal Art Society of New York to re-envision the busiest train station in North America.
In its March 2014 issue, dubbed "The Big Issue," Architectural Record magazine showcases large-scale buildings around the globe. Four SOM projects are featured, from the super-green Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, to the striking new Terminal 2 in Mumbai.
Designed by architect Roger Duffy, a partner at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the University Center is a high-design take on an urban student union — an airy, glass-and-steel structure dominated by huge windows and a wide central staircase.
World-Architects recently visited SOM's New York office to tour the studios, speak with Partners Roger Duffy and T.J. Gottesdiener, and get a look at SOM projects underway around the globe.
A series of events this week will mark the opening of The New School's University Center, designed by SOM. The striking building will serve as a bold urban landmark and vibrant “vertical campus” for one of Manhattan’s most-esteemed learning institutions.
Today, India’s prime minister, visiting dignitaries, and representatives from the development company GVK inaugurated Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The stunning new air hub symbolizes India’s global future while celebrating the country’s heritage.
SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy discusses how his plan for the new University Center in Manhattan reflects the historical architecture of Greenwich Village and the Lady's Mile.
Designed by SOM's Roger Duffy, the building is a 16-story, 375,000-square-foot academic and student space that will house design studios, laboratories, classrooms, and an 800-seat auditorium. The University Center is slated to open in January.
At this year's MAS Summit, Roger Duffy, SOM Design Partner, spoke about the firm's forthcoming airport and "airport city" in Mumbai, and how this new development differs from 20th century airports.
Mayor Bloomberg is advocating a plan that encourages building designers to promote physical activity, like taking the stairs. Roger Duffy, partner at SOM, discusses what constitutes "active architecture" and how it can make a difference in peoples' lives.
SOM revealed today its plan for a re-conceptualized Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. This vision plan is the result of a design challenge, issued by the Municipal Art Society of New York, to re-imagine Penn Station — the busiest train station in North America — and the Garden, which sits directly on top of the station.
With a handful of luxury towers rising on West 57th Street, the Midtown thoroughfare was beginning to feel a bit lopsided. Not anymore. The Observer reports that the long-planned 57-story tower, designed by SOM, at 250 East 57th Street is ready to rise from the ground.
P.S. 62 Richmond, the first net zero energy school in New York State, broke ground today. Designed by SOM, the new school will be ready for use by fall 2015.
SOM presented its vision for “Grand Central’s Next 100” at the Municipal Art Society third annual Summit for New York City. SOM’s design transforms the public spaces around Grand Central Terminal, creating new pedestrian corridors for increased circulation and visualizing innovative options for new public amenities.
The Center for Character and Leadership Development, a new SOM-designed building on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colorado, will break ground this week. It's the first new building since 1981 to be erected on the campus square, which was designed by SOM in 1954.
Roger Duffy, SOM Design Partner, will be giving a lecture at Harvard GSD on his iterative and collaborative design process, from planning and programming to conception and construction.
Hosted by ENR New York, “Making the Grade: What’s Next in Higher Education Construction” will provide an in-depth look at the current state and future outlook of the higher education development market. Regional construction and development projects in both the public and private sectors will be presented.