Contract reports on the voter-approved plan to move forward with a new Kansas City International Airport. Initial designs center on the consolidation of three terminals into one and include floor-to-ceiling windows, and an undulating rooftop, among other elements.
On November 7th, 2017, Kansas City voters approved a new, single-terminal airport in Kansas City (KCI). SOM is working with lead developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate on the design of the world-class airport, a process that will include a series of design open houses.
Dezeen reports on "Faciem," a series of prints on view at Tokyo's Designart festival. Created by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and inspired by the impact of abstract art on modernist architecture, the prints feature the SOM-designed Willis Tower and Lever House and other 20th century skyscrapers.
In a podcast produced by Estates Gazette, London & Oriental Partner Mark Cannell discusses plans for 100 Leadenhall Street, a new 56-story tower in the City of London. SOM's design for the tower was selected as the winning submission in an architectural competition.
The Nashville Post reports on the recently released design proposal for One KVB Circle, a mixed-use development in Tennessee's capital city. SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan offers insight on designs for the tower, which would be the first in Nashville to offer 60-foot uninterrupted floorplates.
The Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech, which opened in September 2017, is featured in Architectural Record. Design Director Colin Koop shares insight on the amount of public space incorporated into SOM's master plan for the New York City campus.
SOM's Colin Koop discusses Cornell Tech in Building Design + Construction's Greenbuild Report. In creating the master plan for the new campus, SOM designed an elevated "Techwalk," or main pedestrian walkway, and other resilient features to account for its location in New York City's East River.
The Chicago Tribune's architecture critic Blair Kamin reflects on the history of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary. Structural engineers at SOM worked with architect Frank Gehry to create the influential museum's distinctive form.
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reports on the winners of the 2017 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. SOM received an Honor Award in the Divine Detail category for AMIE 1.0, and Citations of Merit for the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library and Dallas City Performance Hall.
Tribeca Citizen features new renderings of 91 Leonard, designed by SOM and Hill West. With units now for sale, the condo in Tribeca, New York City, features tall ceilings, marble counter tops, an indoor pool, and various other amenities.
Sales have launched and new renderings were unveiled for the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- and Hill West-designed 91 Leonard in Tribeca. The 19-story building, holding 111 apartments, will include tall ceilings, whitewashed oak floors, and other design elements.
Vice reports on the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, a citywide celebration now in its second iteration. The SOM-designed Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the world's tallest building until 1998, is noted as one of the architectural innovations for which the city is recognized.
The Orlando Business Journal reports on the beginning of the second phase of construction of All Aboard Florida’s Brightline. The 235-mile rail network, which will ultimately connect South Florida to Central Florida, will feature three stations designed by SOM in association with Zyscovich Architects.
Architectural Digest reports on the restoration of a historic clock in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. The timepiece, commissioned by Queen Victoria more than a century ago, is part of a comprehensive plan by SOM and Pierre-Yves Rochon to restore and revitalize the iconic hotel.
Curbed provides a status update on the Olympia project in downtown Los Angeles. An alternate plan for the development, which was designed by SOM with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, would reduce the number of residential units and add a hotel component.