On March 4, 2015, SOM hosted a reception at its London office to celebrate the Exchange House winning the 25-Year Award for 2015 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Exchange House is the first project in the UK — and only the third international project — to win the prestigious accolade.
The centerpiece of the Broadgate Development in London, Exchange House is a 10-story office building that spans rail tracks leading into Liverpool Street Station. SOM designed and engineered the building, completed in 1990. The structural and architectural solutions were entirely intertwined, embracing the constraints of the site and using them to fuel a clear, elegant solution that dramatically overcomes the challenges beneath it. Learn more about the project.