In its November 2017 issue, Architect Magazine names SOM the number one architectural firm on its Architect 50 list. SOM is the only practice to receive top overall ranking two times since the magazine founded the prestigious list in 2009.
Four SOM projects were honored in the 2017 AIA California Council Design Awards. The United States Courthouse in Los Angeles; the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Master Plan; India Basin; and the University of California Merced's 2020 Campus Development plan all received awards.
Two SOM-designed projects in Los Angeles—the new United States Courthouse and Sunset | La Cienega Residences—received three honors in the 2017 AIA|LA Design Awards. This year's winners were announced at a ceremony on October 30th.
Multiple representatives from SOM will participate in the 2017 Facades+ Los Angeles conference. The two-day event brings building professionals and researchers together to discuss current practices and innovations in facade design, fabrication, and construction.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on the Facades+ conference scheduled for October 19-20 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles. José Luis Palacios and Keith Boswell will discuss the SOM-designed United States Courthouse on a panel at the event.
In preparation for the Facades+ conference in Los Angeles, The Architect's Newspaper highlights works by local designers and practices. SOM's Paul Danna, José Luis Palacios, Garth Ramsey, and Keith Boswell are featured, as are Olympia and the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.
The new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles received a National Award of Merit in the Design-Build Institute of America's 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards. The building has also been nominated for the National Awards of Excellence, which will be announced in November, 2017.
On August 9th, 2017, SOM's José Luis Palacios participated in the GSA 2017 Building Enclosure Workshop in Chicago. A Design Director based in our Los Angeles office, Palacios presented on the design-build process used at the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.
In a report on the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, USGlass Magazine highlights the building's innovative glass curtain wall. SOM's José Luis Palacios shares insight on the design, functionality, and sustainability of the civic building.
In a roundup of notable projects in architecture and urban design, The Architects Newspaper spotlights the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. The recently opened building incorporates a variety of sustainable design features, including its distinct facade.
The new United States Courthouse is one of three SOM-designed projects to win a 2017 Los Angeles Architectural Award. Pen Factory and the Long Beach Civic Center project were also recognized in the annual competition, which is hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council.
On June 7th, 2017, SOM Consulting Design Partner Craig W. Hartman will speak at Innovation Conference West, an event hosted by Architectural Record. Hartman will discuss 350 Mission and the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.
The new United States Courthouse, a design-build project by SOM and Clark Construction Group, was named Project of the Year by the Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region. The award celebrates projects that exemplify interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation, and problem solving.
The SOM-designed United States Courthouse in Los Angeles received a 2017 Westside Urban Forum Design Award in the Public: Institutional category. The annual competition recognizes projects, programs, and policies in Los Angeles County.
The new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification. The courthouse incorporates a variety of sustainable design features, including a rooftop photovoltaic array intended to generate 507,000 kWh of renewable energy on an annual basis.
On May 26th, 2017, the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA will host a tour of the new United States Courthouse. SOM Associate Director Susan Bartley, Senior Technical Designer Garth Ramsey, and Technical Designer Frank Castillo will present the project.
Two SOM projects in California were recognized by AIA San Francisco in the 2017 Design Awards program. The new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles received a Merit Award in the Architecture category, while BayArc received a Citation Award in the Unbuilt Design category.
SOM's Steve Zimmerman and Garth Ramsey will participate in a panel discussion on April 25th, 2017, at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. The event is part of Building Forward LA, an initiative led by the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to make the city more resilient and sustainable.
On March 23rd, 2017, Paul Danna will join other local architects at a panel and roundtable discussion hosted by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association. Titled "The Inside Track on Southern California Projects," the event will take place at the California Club in Los Angeles.
Architectural Record explores the design of the United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The story details how SOM designed the building to create a strong civic presence and provide interior spaces infused with daylight, all while meeting high standards for sustainability.
The Architect's Newspaper explores the new federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, designed by SOM. The article examines the building's structural engineering, security features, and energy efficient design in detail, including its daylighting strategies that reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Wired Magazine features two buildings designed by SOM in a review of the year's best architecture. The recently opened federal courthouse in Los Angeles and the newest building at the U.S. Air Force Academy both made the list.
Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne presents his selection of the city's top 10 architecture projects for 2016. The New United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, designed by SOM, made the list.
In a new video, ABC 7 tours the recently completed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The news segment includes an interview with SOM Senior Consulting Design Partner Craig Hartman about the design of the building and its civic significance.
José Luis Palacios, Design Director for SOM's Los Angeles office, will give a presentation to the Society of Iranian Architects and Planners about the design of the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. The event takes place on November 3rd, 2016, in Santa Monica, California.
L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne tours and narrates a video about the new SOM-designed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The building is polished and understated, responding to its urban context and sloping site with a design that appears as a "floating cube."
Los Angeles Downtown News praises the city's new U.S. Courthouse, which opened earlier this month. The article describes how SOM's design enhances Downtown L.A.'s Civic Center neighborhood, while also demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.
Facility Executive writes about the opening of the new SOM-designed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The article discusses how the property is targeting LEED Platinum certification through a range of energy-efficient design strategies.
Los Angeles Downtown News reports on the opening of the new United States courthouse, designed by SOM. The article highlights the many sustainable features of the "floating cube," including its facade design that minimizes solar heat gain and daylighting strategies to reduce energy use.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the newly opened SOM-designed New United States Courthouse, in which hearings will begin next month. The article recalls the lengthy battle that judges, local politicians, and community leaders undertook to see the federal project to fruition.
Urbanize LA features the recently completed New United States Courthouse, following a preview led by the General Services Administration (GSA). The project was achieved through GSA’s Design Excellence Program, which advocates for quality and sustainability in the design of federal buildings.
DTLA Rising reports on the official opening of the New United States Courthouse, a striking new landmark in downtown Los Angeles. A recent tour led by the U.S. General Services Administration and SOM showcased the building's many sustainable design features.
Los Angeles Business Journal reports on the opening of the New United States Courthouse, located in the city's downtown civic center. The article quotes SOM's Craig Hartman about the building's design, which ranks among the safest facilities in the country, while also meeting rigorous sustainability goals.
On October 13th, 2016, representatives from SOM, the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. District Court, and the Central District of California will join federal, state and local leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
On October 11th, 2016, members of SOM's Los Angeles office will attend the Facade Tectonics 2016 World Congress. They will present the integrated curtain wall design for the New United States Courthouse, a high-performance facade that significantly reduces solar thermal gain.
Curbed LA highlights the move-in of federal judges and staff into the New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles that is currently underway. SOM's design of the recently completed courthouse resembles a "floating cube" with a pleated facade and tempered glass.
Correctional News features the recent substantial completion of the New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles. Federal Judges and around 100 courthouse staff have begun the movie-in process, which will continue through the next two months.
The Real Deal reports on the current move-in to the New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles. Federal judges and staff will be transitioning into the recently completed SOM-designed facility through mid-November.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced two SOM projects as winners of 2016 GSA Design Awards. The New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles, and the Social Security Administration National Support Center received honor awards, the highest distinction for design conferred by the federal government.
On April 6th, 2016, members of SOM's Los Angeles office will discuss the sustainable design of the New United States Courthouse with civic and design leaders at Los Angeles City Hall. The event is co-hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.
Photographer Hunter Kerhart recently toured the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles for Skyrise Cities. See exclusive images of this nearly complete federal project in Downtown LA, which is scheduled to open this coming summer.
The Art Newspaper profiles the new monumental artwork by photographer Catherine Opie that was commissioned for the New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles. Designed by SOM, the building will have a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles.
The 2015 Spark Awards recognized four SOM projects, including two which took top honors in their respective categories. The international awards program, now in its ninth year, recognizes innovative and socially transformative designs.
The Architect’s Newspaper featured the innovative structure and high performance facade of the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the courthouse will will be one of safest and most sustainable federal buildings in the country.
Modern Steel Construction features the New United States Courthouse, Los Angeles. Its innovative structural engineering concept allows the cubic volume to “float” over a stone base while being one of the nation’s safest buildings in regards to bomb threats and earthquakes.
Brigham Yen of DTLA Rising recently toured the New United States Courthouse construction site in Los Angeles, keeping an eye out for how the project will improve the walkability of the city’s downtown Civic Center neighborhood. The new federal courthouse will have a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles.
Dezeen recently highlighted the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles in a feature about the city's recent architectural boom. Under the leadership of Directors Paul Danna, Michael Mann, and José Luis Palacios, SOM Los Angeles has quickly expanded to over 60 employees.
At the 2015 Los Angeles Architectural Awards on June 18, 2015, the Los Angeles Business Council announced that the SOM-designed New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles won an Under Construction Award. SOM's design for the facility optimizes workflow and promotes efficient operations and maintenance.
The Partners of SOM are pleased to announce the release of SOM Journal 9. The publication is the ninth installment in a continuing series that highlights the conceptual undercurrents being developed at the firm.
On November 20, 2014, SOM Associate Director Dan Herman will participate in the Central City Association of Los Angeles’s 2014 Architect Panel. Herman will discuss two SOM projects currently under construction in Los Angeles.
At the recent 2014 Design-Build Institute of America Conference and Expo, SOM Design Director Paul Danna and SOM Structural and Engineering Partner Mark Sarkisian presented the New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles. Held in Dallas from October 6-8, the conference held panel discussions on best practices specific to the federal, transportation, and water sectors as well as findings on efficiency and innovation.
Several projects by SOM have been recognized by the 2014 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The awards program promotes public awareness of the world's most important examples of sustainable design.
Craig Hartman, SOM Design Partner, will speak on November 13 about the new federal courthouse in Los Angeles designed by SOM and now under construction. The event will be held at the headquarters for the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
SOM was chosen to design the new federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Construction of the 600,000-square-foot cubic building began on August 8.
Today, the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. District Court, and federal and local leaders officially broke ground on a new sustainable, secure, and cost-effective U.S. courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
Clark/SOM’s concept has a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles, and incorporates state-of-the-art technology and sustainable features. The target LEED® Platinum courthouse uniquely responds to its downtown location.