Five SOM projects were selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute's Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence. The awards program recognizes projects in the region that exemplify the highest standards of land use and enhance the public realm.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
The School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University has been honored with a Calibre Design Award by IIDA's Southern California chapter. The annual program recognizes project teams that demonstrate design excellence and exceed expectations within the industry.
Associate and mechanical engineer Samuel Jiang has been named to the 2019 40 Under 40 Awards by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. As an MEP team leader in SOM's Chicago office, he works closely with peers and clients alike, and strives to integrate the firm's history of innovation into his designs.
In May, 2019, the SOM Foundation announced the results of the 2019 China Prize. Three winners—Zhu Ziyuan, Jing Qi, and Shen Jie—will each receive a $5,000 fellowship grant created to support the students as they embark on travel research outside of China.
The University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) newest student housing project, the San Joaquin Villages, has been honored with a 2019 Housing Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The development, which provides living accommodations for more than 1,000 students on the UCSB campus, was one of 12 projects to receive an AIA Housing Award this year.
Singapore's Land Transport Authority has selected Tanjong Pagar Centre as the winner of the Best Design Land Transport Integration category of its 2019 awards program. The award, presented at a ceremony in Singapore on March 29th, 2019, honors designs that incorporate multiple modes of transportation.
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.