Public Safety Answering Center II and John Jay College of Criminal Justice are both recipients of an AIA NY Excelsior Award for Public Architecture. The award program recognizes buildings that serve as models of excellence for public design, professional practice, and advocacy.
Building Design + Construction features the Public Safety Answering Center II (PSAC II) in its "Design Innovation Report" issue. Located in the Bronx, the 450,000-square-foot building strengthens the city’s ability to maintain communication in the event of a natural disaster or large-scale emergency.
Architizer has announced four SOM projects as finalists for the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards. One of the most comprehensive awards programs in the world, the A+ Awards feature more than 100 distinct categories and represent projects from more than 100 countries.
The New York Chapter of the AIA announced SOM's Public Safety Answering Center II as a winner of the 2017 Merit Award for Architecture. The program honors outstanding design by New York City architects, as well as projects in New York City designed by architects from around the world.
The New York Times visits Public Safety Answering Center II (PSAC II), a 911 call center in the Bronx that will begin taking calls next month. Designed by SOM, the facility will strengthen the city's ability to maintain communication in the event of a large-scale emergency.
Curbed highlights two SOM-designed projects—the Moynihan Train Hall and Public Safety Answering Center II—in its survey of New York City infrastructure projects. The Manhattan transportation hub will form a critical part of the Penn Station complex redevelopment while the Bronx call center will augment the city's existing 911 facilities.
The Architecture League of New York's Urban Omnibus looks at the Public Safety Answering Center II project and its Active Modular Phytoremediation System, a natural air filter that draws toxins and improves overall indoor air quality.
At the 2015 AIA New York State Conference, SOM's Mark Regulinski will participate in a seminar with the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), a research center created by SOM and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The seminar will highlight the work of this trailblazing industry-academic partnership.
Architect Magazine reports on the innovative design and research from the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), a collaboration between SOM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. SOM’s Public Safety Answering Center II will feature CASE’s Active Modular Phytoremediation System, a green wall that uses the air cleaning capacity of plants to recirculate “fresh air” from within buildings.
SOM’s Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) is featured in the recent issue of Oculus, a publication of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. Leaders from SOM describe how CASE’s cutting-edge research is being applied to PSAC II, an emergency call facility under construction in the Bronx.
SOM Journal, a continuing series that highlights the conceptual undercurrents being developed at the firm, presents a selection of recent SOM projects chosen by an external, interdisciplinary jury. The latest issue, SOM Journal 7, is dedicated to tall buildings.