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.
The 58-story Phase 3B Tower features sleek horizontal bands of canted glass that wrap the square floor plates. The new 280-meter-tall icon will be located immediately northeast of the 74-story, SOM-designed China World Trade Center Tower 3 — one of the tallest buildings in the Chinese capital.
SOM's Jeffery J. McCarthy, Keith Boswell, and Ellen Lou — leaders from the Chicago and San Francisco offices — have been elected to the prestigious American Institute of Architects for their significant contributions to the profession.
SOM, along with China World Trade Center Co. Ltd., celebrated the grand opening of the China World Trade Tower. The new building is an 81-story, mixed-use tower set in Beijing’s Central Business District.