SOM's master plan for Shanghai Old Town is featured in the current Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Journal. The project, a recipient of a 2019 CNU Charter Award, prioritizes the preservation of one of Shanghai's oldest districts while allowing for modernization and strategic development.
Dezeen features SOM’s Tenaya Towers at UC Santa Barbara, exploring how the project fits into the university's master plan, also designed by SOM. The towers are part of a larger student housing development, named the San Joaquin Villages, which includes residential buildings designed by various architects.
Commercial Observer sits down for an interview with Partner T.J. Gottesdiener. Gottesdiener discusses the architectural renaissance happening in New York today, SOM's planned relocation to 7 World Trade Center, and the firm's impact on the revitalization of Columbus Circle.
The workplace for Los Angeles-based media company Awesomeness is featured in the latest issue of Contract Magazine. Located in a former Paper Mate pen factory, the SOM-designed office space blurs the line between work and lifestyle.
The Superior Court of California in San Diego is featured in Structure Magazine. Designed by SOM, the courthouse is a bold civic landmark that provides a new judicial facility with enhanced seismic performance.
SOM's Scott Duncan, Julie Michiels, and Adam Semel share some of their favorite things to do in Chicago for Contract's "Insiders' Guide to Chicago." The article rounds up recommendations from design leaders across the city.
Associate and mechanical engineer Samuel Jiang has been named to the 2019 40 Under 40 Awards by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. As an MEP team leader in SOM's Chicago office, he works closely with peers and clients alike, and strives to integrate the firm's history of innovation into his designs.
The Philippine Star features NEX Tower, a premium grade office building designed by SOM. Located in Manila's central business district, the tower significantly contributes to the public realm through the creation of a mid-block pedestrian underpass through the building's naturally lit lobby.
In the "Monocle on Design" podcast, Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein discusses SOM's collaboration with National Geographic to design a city of the future. The project envisions a city in 2050, when the world's population is expected to reach 9.8 billion.
BusinessWorld reports on the completion of NEX Tower in Manila, Philippines. Designed by SOM, the office building is geared towards multinational companies, financial institutions, and leading local firms.
The Manila Times features NEX Tower, a new 28-story office building designed by SOM. The structure's striking crystalline form features top level construction and the highest sustainability criteria, setting a new standard for commercial real estate in the Philippines.
The New York Times profiles the City of Chicago's innovative approach to combining public libraries with housing. SOM's Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library, highlighted in the article, is one of the city's first co-located Chicago Housing Authority and public library branches.
Like many cities in California's Central Valley, Bakersfield is pushing to diversify economically and build new industries. Curbed reports on recent developments in housing, transit, and urban planning in the city, including SOM's "Making Downtown Bakersfield" plan.
Curbed reports on the Chicago Riverwalk and highlights recent improvements, including the announcement of a new sculpture, Weather Station, created by artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and SOM. The sculpture, composed of 117-foot-tall stainless steel poles topped with wind vanes, will be installed in 2020.
ArchDaily features SOM's design for the Mulva Cultural Center, a new institution for world-class cultural programming in the Midwest. Clad in a curtain of transparent glass, the center will serve as a destination and cultural nexus for the city and region.