SOM was recently awarded two new urban planning commissions in sub-Saharan Africa. Located in Nigeria and Kenya, the projects bring SOM's city design expertise to areas that are undergoing significant urban growth.
The City of Raleigh, North Carolina has selected SOM to provide master planning leadership for a multi-building, mixed-use civic campus that will house core functions of City government downtown. The campus will be a transformational investment in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.
Hopper Hall, a new academic building for cyber studies, is now under construction on the U.S. Naval Academy's campus in Annapolis, Maryland. As the design lead on Turner Construction’s design-build team, SOM continues its leadership in alternate building delivery methods.
SOM's renovation of The Strand has won an Urban Land Institute 2016 Global Award for Excellence. The project resurrects a 100-year-old movie theater to provide a highly visible and experimental performance space for the San Francisco's preeminent theater company, the American Conservatory Theater.
The University of California, Merced has selected the Preferred Proponent of its Merced 2020 Campus Development project. SOM is the lead architect and master planner on the Plenary Properties Merced (PPM) team, comprised of Plenary Group, Webcor Builders, and Johnson Controls.
On October 13th, 2016, representatives from SOM, the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. District Court, and the Central District of California will join federal, state and local leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
Landmarks Illinois, in partnership with SOM and the City of Elgin, released a study that explores adaptive reuse opportunities for the Elgin Laundry Building. The distinctive, accordion-shaped facility was designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1967.
Thomas Behr, Kent Jackson, and Douglas Voigt have been elected to join SOM's Partnership, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the firm. An Executive Committee Strategic Officer and seven new Directors have also been named.
One World Trade Center has been awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a recognized mark of excellence and leadership in energy and environmental design. Completed in 2014, the building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, and also one of the most sustainable.
Construction is now underway on OH-1, one of the largest redevelopments ever undertaken in Tokyo. Prominently located adjacent to the Imperial Palace East Gardens, the SOM-designed project will revitalize the Ohtemachi business district with two mixed-use towers and a landscaped public space.
A striking image of the Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy, taken by photographer Andy Spessard, is the winner of the #SOM80 Instagram contest. Organized by SOM, the public photo competition marks the firm's 80th year and celebrates the connection between architecture and photography.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced two SOM projects as winners of 2016 GSA Design Awards. The New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles, and the Social Security Administration National Support Center received honor awards, the highest distinction for design conferred by the federal government.
A successful Timber Tower Research Project test on August 8th paves the way for sustainably constructed high-rise buildings by utilizing mass timber as the main structural material. The test results indicate that the structure can satisfy code requirements and compete with traditional construction methods.
For decades, photography has been central to how the public has experienced architecture. To mark SOM's 80th anniversary, we're inviting you to contribute by entering your photos into an Instagram contest celebrating more than 10,000 projects around the world.
Today, the International Center of Photography (ICP) opened its new museum space in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Designed by SOM, the facility features a glass-fronted public space, accessible from the street, and a ticketed gallery where ICP will present exhibitions and public programs.