AIA San Francisco recognized two SOM projects at the 2019 Design Awards. The Monterey Conference Center won an Honor Award for Architecture, and the University of California, Merced, Pavilion at Little Lake took home a Citation Award for Architecture.
On March 8th, 2019, the SOM Foundation announced Samantha Eng as the winner of the 2019 Structural Engineering Research Fellowship. Eng, currently a student at the University of California, Berkeley, will embark on a course of travel to pursue original research on urbanization in Japan.
The Optimo Hat Company has been named a winner in the 46th Annual Interior Design Awards, led by IIDA. The awards program celebrates innovative interior design and interior architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.
A jury of professional sustainability experts have awarded SOM with a 2019 Green Good Design Award for the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City Master Plan. The award program is organized by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) have selected The Milstein Center at Barnard College as a winner of the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. The interdisciplinary building features a diverse array of resources that culminate in a new kind of library.
The Moscone Center Expansion has been named a Real Estate Deal of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times. Completed in January 2019, the project has already made a noticeable economic impact on the city, hosting several large conferences that have resulted in increased hotel bookings in the surrounding area.
The SOM Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 SOM Foundation Research Prize. Two teams will each receive a grant of $40,000 to conduct original research into the prize's inaugural topic, Humanizing High Density.
ArchDaily has listed The Milstein Center at Barnard College as a competitor for the 2019 Building of the Year Awards. A 128,000-square-foot interdisciplinary facility, the building is designed to be the epicenter of scholarship at Barnard College's campus in New York City.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) honored the Superior Court of California in San Diego with the IDEAS2 National Award. The annual awards program recognizes projects that utilize structural steel in an innovative manner.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects. The annual award program honors young leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture early in their careers.
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City was named one of the three design projects to receive a 2018 "AllSpark Award" during a celebration in January 2019. SOM's design calls for transforming agricultural land into a development that prioritizes sustainability, urban livability, and economic opportunity.
The Kern Council of Governments selected the City of Bakersfield in California as a recipient of the Regional Award of Merit - Local Government for its "Making Downtown Bakersfield" vision plan. SOM worked closely with city officials to develop the comprehensive urban design strategy.
The SOM Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 China Prize through April 12th, 2019. Architecture and urban design students in China are eligible for the prize; each of three winners will receive a $5,000 traveling fellowship to pursue original research proposals.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI)'s New York Chapter has selected the Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan and Phase I Site Development as a finalist in its 2019 Awards for Excellence in Development program. The project, a new applied sciences university in New York City, was recognized in the Institutional Development category.