Associate Director Lori Maas is featured in a Metropolis article that surveys various design professionals for their perspectives on the future of the workplace. The article explores changes in workplace design, and examines what current trends indicate for the future.
Archinect covers the opening of MiamiCentral station, one of three new Brightline stations in Florida. Representing the largest private infrastructure development in the U.S., the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach stations are all now in full operation.
The Santa Monica Daily Press reports on Awesomeness winning top honors in the Los Angeles Business Council's 2018 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. SOM designed the interiors of Awesomeness, in addition to the adaptive reuse project for the larger Pen Factory site.
The April 2018 issue of A+U, a monthly English/Japanese language magazine about architecture and urbanism, features multiple SOM-designed projects and contributions from SOM architects and planners. The issue is titled "San Francisco Urban Transformations."
The San Francisco Business Times reports on plans to transform 855 Front Street into a contemporary office space. SOM was one of the firms selected by Brick & Timber to design the interiors of the historic building, which is considered to be San Francisco's oldest warehouse.
ArchDaily features SOM's contribution to the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture. "Scale + Form," part of the larger "Time Space Existence" exhibit at the European Cultural Centre, includes an array of structural models and a video installation.
In its May issue, Architect Magazine features SOM Associate Director Julia Murphy as one of ten designers working towards equity in architecture. Murphy speaks to her work on the SOM Women's Initiative, which she helped to relaunch in 2010.
Chicago Magazine features the release of plans for 400 Lake Shore Drive by Related Midwest. Designed by SOM and located at the former Spire site, the two sister towers in the development are staggered in height and separated by 150 feet.
The Construction Specifier, a publication of the Construction Specifications Institute, features an article written by Structural Engineering Associate Director Benton Johnson. In the article, Johnson discusses SOM's ongoing research in mass-timber construction for high-rise design.
Curbed highlights Related Midwest's plans for the former Chicago Spire site at 400 Lake Shore Drive. Located where Lake Michigan meets the Chicago River, SOM's design features two slim towers with pedestrian access to the Chicago Riverwalk and an adjacent park.
Designboom reports on developer Related Midwest's release of plans for 400 Lake Shore Drive. Designed by SOM and occupying the former Spire site, the complex comprises two sister towers that will house condominiums, apartments, and a 175-room hotel with a park.
On Monday, May 14th, the City of Detroit launched the first phase of construction on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, designed by SOM in partnership with the city and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. Work began on the East Jefferson Avenue transit corridor.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Related Midwest's release of plans for The 78. SOM's design for the development conceives of the 62-acre parcel bordering Roosevelt Road, Clark Street, Ping Tom Park, and the Chicago River as a new mixed-use neighborhood.
Dezeen reports on SOM's adaptive reuse of a decommissioned firehouse into the headquarters of Optimo Hat Factory. The project, designed in close collaboration with the Chicago-based company, is the smallest factory in SOM's portfolio.
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reflects on the former Republic Newspaper Office and Printing Plant in Columbus, Ohio. In April of 2018, Indiana University purchased the building and will use it to house the school's inaugural J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program.