At a recent event titled "Preservation through Transformation," SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan discussed the firm's adaptive reuse and historic preservation work. New York YIMBY covers this event, including SOM's 510 Fifth Avenue and 28 Liberty.
Architizer spotlights SOM's renovation and adaptive reuse of 510 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Originally designed as a bank branch for the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in 1954, the firm completed its careful update of the building in 2012.
2013 may be remembered as the year we began the battle against midcentury modern buildings in the name of energy efficiency. A new report explores the issue.
Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM, the Manufacturers Hanover Trust building's glass curtain wall and luminous interiors communicated a new transparency for financial institutions when completed in 1954. During renovation it was discovered that the key to the building's future lay in its past.
SOM has received three 2013 Design Awards in the architecture category from the New York Chapter of the AIA, more than any other firm this year. The prestigious awards program recognizes outstanding architectural design and honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.