In two years Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will celebrate its 80th anniversary, having been founded by Louis Skidmore and Nathanial Owings on January 1, 1936 (John Merrill joined three years later to create the triumvirate). In the ensuing decades the firm has expanded from two offices (Chicago and New York) to eleven offices on three continents, while becoming one of the most recognizable and significant architecture offices in the world. World-Architects recently visited the New York office of SOM to look around their two-floor Wall Street office space, speak with partners Roger Duffy and T.J. Gottesdiener, and see what projects are underway in the city and around the world.
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Studio Tour of SOM New York