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.
The new SOM-designed Chicago Public Library, West Loop Branch, has opened as the first-ever public library in the neighborhood and the 81st branch for the city. The branch was donated to the City of Chicago by Sterling Bay as part of the ongoing transformation of the West Loop.
On January 16th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will speak at "Meet the General Contractor and Architect Round Table." The discussion and networking event is hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
Crain's Chicago Business spotlights Julie Michiels, a new Associate Director and Interior Design Leader in SOM's Chicago office. Michiels brings nearly two decades of experience as an architect, interior designer, and project leader, with an extensive portfolio of projects across typologies and scales.
SOM welcomes Julie Michiels, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as Associate Director and Design Leader for the firm’s Interior Design practice in Chicago. An experienced architect, interior designer, and project leader, Michiels will help lead SOM’s global portfolio of interior projects.
On November 30th, 2018, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska. In the days following, a team of structural engineers from SOM visited the affected area to document damage and lend expertise.
On November 17th, 2018, SOM's Abel Diaz spoke at the XXI National Conference on Structural Engineering in Campeche, Mexico. His participation in the conference is part of an ongoing mission to help communities affected by the Puebla-Morelos earthquake that occurred on September 19th, 2017.
Modern Steel Construction spotlights the C.H. Robinson Midwest Headquarters, located on the North Branch of the Chicago River. In the article, SOM Associate Director Benton Johnson sheds light on the building's steel structure and employee-centered design.
SOM Partner William F. Baker delivered the commencement address at the Winter 2018 graduation ceremony of the University of Missouri's College of Engineering . Baker holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and received an honorary doctorate from the school in 2017.
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.