Awarded annually to a graduating student in structural engineering, the Fellowship supports independent travel and research that has the potential to make an impact on the built environment. The 2021 research topic is "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts." Applications close Monday, March 15, 2021.
Each year, the Chicago Tribune recognizes standout individuals for contributions to the arts. The 2020 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture are SOM's Adam Semel and Brian Lee, alongside KOO founder and principal Jackie Koo, for the adaptive reuse of the former Cook County Hospital.
Published by ASCE-SEI, the leading engineering organization, "Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind" includes contributions from multiple SOM structural engineers including Preetam Biswas, who served as editor and lead author. The book is intended as an industry reference for tall building design.
The Chicago Tribune looks ahead to 10 projects to watch in 2021—including 800 Fulton, a mixed-use creative office space in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. The 19-story building, distinguished by its bold structural design, will open in the spring.
Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis and Director Kristopher Takacs were each elected presidents of their local AIA chapters. On January 1, 2021, Lewis and Takacs assumed the presidencies of AIA New York and AIA Washington, D.C., respectively.
Designed by SOM, the Moynihan Train Hall completely reimagines the travel experience at the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, and evokes the architectural heritage of New York’s original Pennsylvania Station.
The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) has recognized the Moscone Center Expansion and Improvement project, in San Francisco, as model of excellence in structural engineering design.
The Nebula Lighting Collection—a modern, outdoor lighting system designed in collaboration with Italian lighting manufacturer Neri—has been honored by Interior Design Magazine with a 2020 Best of Year Award in the "Outdoor Lighting" category.
Sustainable engineering director Luke Leung explains how fostering indoor microbiomes can contribute to healthier, more resilient buildings in a post-pandemic world—healing our built environment in the process.
Metal Architecture magazine features the UC Merced Pavilion—a modern dining hall designed to reflect the industrial, agricultural character of California's Central Valley. The simple, shed roof building serves the campus as a vital hub and gathering place for students and faculty.
The National Museum of the United States Army tops Dezeen's list of 2020's best architecture projects. Designed by SOM, the museum features a stainless steel facade that evokes the army's three core ideals: discipline, modesty, and rigor.
The SOM-designed pedestrian bridge at Calgary's 707 Fifth has received a 2020 Excellence Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. The annual program recognizes exemplary projects of structural engineering ingenuity from around the world.
Brightline has won a merit award in the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award. The program recognizes the planning and design of infrastructural projects that exemplify a commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture.
Metropolis interviews former Design Partner Roger Duffy and Design Partner Colin Koop on the National Museum of the United States Army. The new museum in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the first to tell the story of the oldest branch of the U.S. military.
The Wall Street Journal speaks with Design Partner Colin Koop and Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Inocente about SOM's design for the Moon Village. The concept, designed in partnership with ESA and faculty at MIT, envisions a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface.