Public Safety Answering Center II and John Jay College of Criminal Justice are both recipients of an AIA NY Excelsior Award for Public Architecture. The award program recognizes buildings that serve as models of excellence for public design, professional practice, and advocacy.
Two SOM projects in California were recognized by AIA San Francisco in the 2017 Design Awards program. The new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles received a Merit Award in the Architecture category, while BayArc received a Citation Award in the Unbuilt Design category.
Three SOM projects won seven Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Professional Project Awards. The award program recognizes exceptional design achievement, with a focus on projects that show an integrated approach to architectural engineering.
In the 2017 Architizer A+Awards, Poly International Plaza in Beijing has won both the Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award in its category. Three additional SOM projects were selected as finalists in this year's competition, which brought in entries from more than 100 countries.
The Urban Land Institute New York honored The Kathleen Grimm School with its 2017 New York Excellence in Institutional Development Award. The public school is recognized as an example of responsible land use and sustainable development.
Architectural Record has honored the BBVA Bancomer Operations Center with a 2017 Good Design is Good Business award. Now in its twentieth year, the awards program recognizes architectural projects that are instrumental to the growth and success of businesses around the world.
Arcapita Mosque has received the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for its contemporary design and innovative approach to Islamic architecture. The mosque, part of SOM's Arcapita Bank Headquarters, is located in Bahrain's capital city.
Fast Company has selected three SOM projects as finalists in the 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. The program recognizes companies, products, policies, designs, and ideas that show how creative problem solving can make a positive global impact.
Architizer has announced four SOM projects as finalists for the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards. One of the most comprehensive awards programs in the world, the A+ Awards feature more than 100 distinct categories and represent projects from more than 100 countries.
The New York Chapter of the AIA announced SOM's Public Safety Answering Center II as a winner of the 2017 Merit Award for Architecture. The program honors outstanding design by New York City architects, as well as projects in New York City designed by architects from around the world.
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has honored The Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch with a 2017 Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design. The honor was presented at the 23rd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.
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.