Archinect reports on the SOM-designed Chicago Public Library, West Loop Branch. Clad in weathered steel, the building—the neighborhood's first public library and recently opened—preserves the industrial character of the West Loop.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled the finalists in a competition to design a new Global Terminal at O’Hare International Airport, including a team led by SOM, with renowned firms Ross Barney Architects and Arup. Public voting for all five submissions is open through January 23rd.
The Architect's Newspaper features the West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library, the neighborhood's first-ever public library and the city's 81st branch. SOM designed the adaptive reuse project, transforming a former television studio to meet the contemporary needs of a public library.
Commercial Observer reports on the groundbreaking of 1241 Broadway, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The 22-story stepped concrete building, which will feature office and retail space, is targeting LEED® Silver standards and is expected to be complete by 2020.
Curbed features the West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library, the neighborhood's first ever public library and the city's 81st branch. SOM designed the adaptive reuse project that transformed an existing building, which was once part of the Harpo Studios production campus, into the library.
The new SOM-designed Chicago Public Library, West Loop Branch, has opened as the first-ever public library in the neighborhood and the 81st branch for the city. The branch was donated to the City of Chicago by Sterling Bay as part of the ongoing transformation of the West Loop.
Curbed magazine features an interactive map of some of the most iconic buildings in New York City's five boroughs. Two buildings designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are included in the list: Lever House and One World Trade Center.
On January 16th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will speak at "Meet the General Contractor and Architect Round Table." The discussion and networking event is hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
Crain's Chicago Business spotlights Julie Michiels, a new Associate Director and Interior Design Leader in SOM's Chicago office. Michiels brings nearly two decades of experience as an architect, interior designer, and project leader, with an extensive portfolio of projects across typologies and scales.
The Plan takes an in-depth look at The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College. The building's sustainable and inviting design celebrates Barnard's collections and archives while providing a variety of spaces for study, collaboration, and creation.
SOM welcomes Julie Michiels, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as Associate Director and Design Leader for the firm’s Interior Design practice in Chicago. An experienced architect, interior designer, and project leader, Michiels will help lead SOM’s global portfolio of interior projects.
On November 30th, 2018, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska. In the days following, a team of structural engineers from SOM visited the affected area to document damage and lend expertise.
On November 17th, 2018, SOM's Abel Diaz spoke at the XXI National Conference on Structural Engineering in Campeche, Mexico. His participation in the conference is part of an ongoing mission to help communities affected by the Puebla-Morelos earthquake that occurred on September 19th, 2017.
Modern Steel Construction spotlights the C.H. Robinson Midwest Headquarters, located on the North Branch of the Chicago River. In the article, SOM Associate Director Benton Johnson sheds light on the building's steel structure and employee-centered design.
School Construction News magazine highlights The Milstein Center at Barnard College. Opened in 2018, the building provides a variety of study spots, collaborative spaces, and library services for Barnard and Columbia University students.