Two SOM projects received awards in the Spaces category of the 2016 Spark Design Awards. In its tenth year, the international awards program celebrates design excellence and talented designers across a wide range of categories and scales.
350 Mission, a state-of-the-art, 30-story LEED® Platinum-certified office building in downtown San Francisco, received a Spark! Award, the highest honor in the program. The building was recognized for its placemaking properties, particularly its multilevel living room on the ground floor, in which sliding glass panels open to the street and blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors.
The Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower, a commercial office tower in Guangzhou's emerging city center, received a Gold Award. The design of this elliptical high-rise responds to the site’s subtropical climate, making its environmental performance visible on the building's skin.