We never stop pursuing new ideas
Every year, design and research teams at SOM generate new ideas that challenge how we will collaborate and build in the future. These ideas have a proven history of becoming industry standard practices worldwide.
SOM has invested in research that has transformed the architecture, engineering, and construction industry—from developing some of the earliest collaborative CAD platforms to devising the engineering solution for the world’s tallest building.
Whether working with university research teams to explore the next frontier in robotic fabrication, collaborating with space agencies to envision life beyond Earth, teaming up with real estate and industry partners to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete construction, or advancing our projects independently, we seize the opportunity to pursue new ideas and applications for the sustainable buildings, cities, and communities of the future.