In its November 2017 issue, Architect Magazine names SOM the number one architectural firm on its Architect 50 list. SOM is the only practice to receive top overall ranking two times since the magazine founded the prestigious list in 2009.
The Partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are pleased to announce that Dmitri Jajich, Carrie Moore, Joseph Ruocco, Eric Van Epps, and Yue Zhu were promoted to the position of Director at SOM. Twenty-four new Associate Directors and 39 new Associates were also named.
On the occasion of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, we invite you to enter the #SOMinChicago Instagram photo contest. Post your photo of an SOM project in Chicago for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed or to win one of three prizes.
As the Chicago Architecture Biennial invites city residents and visitors to “Make New History” this fall, SOM is proud to partner with the Biennial and leading Chicago-based cultural organizations to explore the intersection between art, architecture, urban planning, and engineering.
Mana Contemporary Chicago has announced that a new exhibition, titled "SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]," will open on September 10th, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Ace Hotel Chicago as a partner for special programming, the exhibition will run through January 7th, 2018.
SOM has won the International Urban Design Ideas Competition for the Financial District and Marina District of Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka. When complete in 2041, SOM's master plan will transform Port City Colombo into a hub for commerce, tourism, and culture in South Asia.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the West End Concourse of Moynihan Train Hall, designed by SOM. As the first phase of the redevelopment of Penn Station, the concourse expands access to trains and provides a link to the future Moynihan Train Hall.
SOM welcomes three new leaders to its Chicago office. With extensive portfolios of diverse projects, Christopher Hall, James Mark, and Michael Byun bring proven leadership to SOM’s interdisciplinary practice, reinforcing the firm's reputation for design excellence and dedication to client service.
Fifteen years after its launch, the SOM Journal continues to tell a story of design at SOM. This edition is the tenth installment in a continuing series that highlights conceptual undercurrents being discussed and projects being developed at the firm.
The new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification. The courthouse incorporates a variety of sustainable design features, including a rooftop photovoltaic array intended to generate 507,000 kWh of renewable energy on an annual basis.
SOM announced today the official opening of its new office in Dubai, a move that strengthens the firm’s presence in the Middle East and North Africa. The office will serve as a regional hub to provide a full range of architecture, design, and planning services.
The plans for One Bangkok, a new 16-hectare mixed-use development, have been unveiled. SOM is working with a team of local and international firms to complete the vision for One Bangkok, which is the largest private-sector development in Thailand to date.
SOM, working in collaboration with NIA Architects Inc., will realize one of Chicago's first co-located housing and public library branches. Located in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, the development includes a one-story public library branch and two four-story residential buildings.
SOM celebrates the completion of Lexicon, a three-building residential development comprising two low-rise buildings and an all-glass, 36-story tower. The firm acted as architect for the development, which provides 307 apartments in the London Borough of Islington.
Officials from the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation have announced details of the SOM-led Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, a project designed to transform the city's East Riverfront area.