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SOM Taps Former City Planning Official to Head NYC Urban Design Practice

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has tapped a former City Planning official to head its City Design Practice in New York City and Washington D.C.

Keith O'Connor, who served as director of Lower Manhattan and chief planner of special projects in Manhattan during the Bloomberg administration, will oversee the firm's urban design practice in the two cities. SOM has nice offices with urban design practices, including in Chicago and Los Angeles, which focus on city planning, open space, adaptive reuse and other types of projects.

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