SOM has been named one of the top 10 companies in architecture by Fast Company Magazine in its 2017 World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. The magazine cited SOM's efforts to expand the range of materials available to architects, including research on sustainable timber high-rise construction.
On February 10, 2017, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that SOM Design Partner Gary Haney has been elected to its College of Fellows. The fellowship program is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member.
In its annual Top Giants issue, Interior Design magazine ranked SOM 16th on its list of the top 100 interiors practices in 2017. The magazine also named the SOM-designed JTI Headquarters as the year's most inspiring recent project.
Calling all architecture and urban design students in China: the SOM Foundation 2017 China Prize is accepting applications through April 14th, 2017. Three winners will be given the opportunity to pursue a research proposal with a $5,000 traveling fellowship.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has honored the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan with the 2017 AIA Institute Honor Award. The joint planning effort will realize the long-awaited vision of a bold, fully integrated mixed-use urban district, with a vibrant transportation hub at its core.
SOM architect Michael Archer has been honored with the 2016 Emerging New York Architects Merit Award from the AIA New York Chapter. The award recognizes young architects who are making significant contributions to the profession and community.
The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground has been selected as a 2017 finalist in the ULI New York Awards for Excellence in Development. The program honors the most exemplary land use and development projects in the New York region.
Three SOM projects are recognized in The Architect's Newspaper's 2016 Best of Design Awards. The Strand took first prize for Building Renovation; the Center for Character & Leadership Development is Building of the Year in the Southwest; and the Kathleen Grimm School earned an honorable mention.
Three SOM projects—Beijing Greenland Center, OKO Tower, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development—won the 2016 ASHRAE Illinois Excellence in Engineering Award. The program honors outstanding engineering work by ASHRAE Illinois Chapter members.
Interior Design Magazine honored SOM's JTI Headquarters project in Geneva, Switzerland, with a 2016 Best of Year Award. The program, now in its 11th year, honors the most significant interior design projects around the world.
SOM has won Spark Spaces Design Awards for 350 Mission and the Agile Corporation Headquarters Tower. The international design awards, whose motto is "Designing Worlds," recognizes the power of design across all disciplines and cultures.
The Sichuan Airlines Center tower located in Chengdu, China has received a Merit Award for Architecture in the 2016 AIA International Region Design Awards. The project was recognized this week at an AIA International Region presentation dinner in Hong Kong.
SOM's master plan for the Knowledge and Innovation Community in Shanghai won Gold in the Best Mixed-Use category at the MIPIM Asia Awards in Hong Kong on November 29-30, 2016. The master plan weaves together 10 universities and a stadium to create a walkable, connected community.
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch and JTI Headquarters have been selected as 2016 finalists in Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards. The program, now in its 11th year, honors the most significant interior design projects around the world.
SOM took home the 2016 Global Impact Award at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards. Held on November 16th, 2016, the gala celebrated the innovations, visions, and contributions of San Francisco businesses and individuals.