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.
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.