The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named SOM Design Partner Gary Haney a 2019 RIBA Fellow Member. The designation reflects Haney's significant contributions to the profession and his stature as an inspirational RIBA Chartered Member.
SOM Managing Director Jed Zimmerman received certification as a Design-Build Professional™ from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The designation identifies design and construction professionals who demonstrate proficiency in the design-build process and best practices.
SOM Managing Partner Michael Mann has been selected to serve on the jury of the 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Awards Program. Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., the awards program is now in its 68th year.
In December of 2018, SOM Managing Partner Xuan Fu was honored at Bisnow's inaugural Chicago Power Women summit. Fu, who is based in SOM's Chicago office, was recognized alongside leaders from across the design and development industries.
On December 12th, 2018, SOM Director Mark Schwettmann will lead a tour of the Moscone Center. On the tour, Schwettmann will share insight on the design and phased construction of the project, which adds more than 8,000 square feet of new public space to the existing convention center.
The Partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), together with the firm's colleagues, mourn the loss of Lois Mazzitelli, who died on Saturday, December 1st, 2018, and extend their deepest sympathy to her family.
On December 5th, 2018, SOM Design Partner Paul Danna will participate in a panel discussion at the Infraday West conference in Los Angeles. The panel focuses on strategies for cultivating lasting partnerships among owners, developers, architects, and others involved in P3 projects.
SOM senior producer Lucas Blair Simpson, who oversees SOM's photography, discusses strategies for taking effective and impressive architectural photos. This article appeared in a special section on photography in Architectural Record's December issue.
SOM invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for its annual summer internship rogram. The program offers participants experience in architecture, digital design, interiors, landscape design, performative design, structural engineering, sustainable engineering, and urban design.
Architect magazine features the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, a winner in the 2018 COTE Top Ten Awards. SOM Director José Luis Palacios and Associate Director Jed Zimmerman share insight on the building's design and sustainability.
Commercial Observer has selected SOM Director Marla Gayle as a recipient of the 2018 Barrier Breaker Award. Gayle and other award winners were honored at the second annual Women in Real Estate, Design and Construction Forum at the CUNY Graduate Center on November 15th, 2018.
Throughout October, SOM led sketching sessions at Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago as a part of The Big Draw, a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world. The sessions offered opportunities for Chicagoans to explore design and engage with their city.
On November 3rd, 2018, SOM took part in the 36th annual Sandcastle Classic competition at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The event benefits Leap: Arts in Education, an organization dedicated to providing arts education programs in Bay Area schools.
On November 2nd, 2018, SOM's New York office took part in Canstruction 2018. The charitable annual event brings together architects, engineers, contractors, and students to design and build large structures using cans of food.
The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects features SOM senior urban designer Tiara Hughes as the Distinguished Member for the month of November. Hughes discusses her own path into architecture and her current projects.