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7 SOM Projects Win Green GOOD DESIGN Awards

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has received seven Green GOOD DESIGN Awards, which recognize work that embodies and inspires progress toward a healthy and sustainable future. The awards program, now in its sixth year, stems from the preeminent GOOD DESIGN Awards, founded in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., to promote public understanding and appreciation for modern design. Both programs are managed by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in cooperation with the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

The illustrious jury of the Green GOOD DESIGN Awards, composed of worldwide leaders in the design profession, selected winners in the categories of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, product, packaging, and graphic design. The recipients hail from 34 different nations. The following SOM projects were recognized:

Green Architecture

New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles
Pearl River Tower
U.S. Consulate General – Guangzhou

Green Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture

Beijing Bohai Innovation City
Chicago Lakeside Master Plan
Denver Union Station
Nanjing Xiaguan Riverfront Master Plan

These awards reflect SOM’s commitment to environmentally sustainable architecture and compact, highly livable urban environments.

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About Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,700 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi.