The Wall Street Journal interviews SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis in an article highlighting the technological advances in elevators in high-rise residential buildings. Lewis discusses how the elevator and stairs—"the backbone of a super-tall building"—determine how the building will be constructed.
The New York Times highlights three university projects that are transforming New York City. SOM created the master plans for two of these: the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, and Columbia University's Manhattanville campus, designed in partnership with Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Contract Magazine covers SOM's design for The Milstein Center, scheduled to open in 2018. Located at the heart of the New York City campus of Barnard College, the 128,000-square-foot interdisciplinary building will become a hub of academic and intellectual life for the students and faculty.
Structure magazine features a piece on Poly International Plaza in Beijing. Written by the project's structural engineering team, which was led by SOM Partner Mark Sarkisian, the article details the many design elements of the elliptically-shaped building.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on SOM's role in the City of Chicago's latest development initiative for the riverfront. The Chicago Urban River Edges Ideas Lab was launched by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, and the Metropolitan Planning Council.
In anticipation of 1500 Mission, John King from the San Francisco Chronicle identifies how the proposed residential tower could revitalize the area once known as "The Hub." Pending city approval, the tower would be the first major new project in the neighborhood.
Retrofit magazine spotlights SOM's renovation of the Strand Theater in downtown San Francisco. The project helped resurrect a 100-year-old space into an experimental performance venue for the city's preeminent theater company. SOM Design Director Michael Duncan is quoted.
The Historical Army Museum announced the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army. Designed by SOM, the 185,000-square-foot museum in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will feature state-of-the-art technology, dramatic historical galleries, and an Experimental Learning Center.
In honor of International Women's Day, Curbed highlights the contribution that women have made in designing and building some of New York's most iconic structures, including One World Trade Center. SOM Director Nicole Dosso served as Senior Technical Coordinator for the 104-story tower.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on SOM's design for The Milstein Center, a new academic building at Barnard College. The interdisciplinary building, designed to facilitate collaboration and dialogue between students and faculty, is scheduled to open in 2018.
ArchDaily reports on the SOM-led framework plan to revitalize the East Riverfront in Detroit, Michigan. With a focus on accessibility and inclusiveness, the plan will connect the neighborhoods to parks and open spaces along the riverfront with new bike lanes and completed thoroughfares.
The Detroit Free Press reports on the city's East Riverfront Strategic Framework Plan, designed to preserve and expand public access to the Detroit River. Developed by a team led by SOM, the plan will enhance the riverfront as a public asset and spur investment in the area.
The Architect's Newspaper highlights the recently announced plan to transform Detroit's riverfront land with nearly eight new acres of public green space. Designed by SOM, the plan prioritizes initiatives to complete greenways and improve streetscapes along the waterfront.
Architectural Record explores the design of the United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The story details how SOM designed the building to create a strong civic presence and provide interior spaces infused with daylight, all while meeting high standards for sustainability.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on "Climbing the Hancock," a recently opened exhibition at the iconic John Hancock Center in Chicago. On display is a personal journal and photographs taken by the building's caisson inspector, "Michigan Pete," during the construction process.