In a segment by Studio 360, Host Kurt Andersen and Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet visit Lever House while touring Midtown Manhattan's Bauhaus-inspired architecture. The iconic blue-green glass tower, designed by SOM and completed 1952, was one of the first glass-walled International Style office buildings in the United States.
On January 7th, 2020, SOM will host a discussion at the Center for Architecture in New York City to mark the release of Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism. Together with Mary McLeod, Francesco Dal Co, Colin Koop, and Alexandra Lange, author Nicholas Adams will discuss Bunshaft, his work, and his legacy.
SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects. The annual award program honors young leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture early in their careers.
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 July 26th, 2018, Associate Director Frank Mahan will speak at the 4th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture. The event will take place at the SOM-designed Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Dezeen reports on "Faciem," a series of prints on view at Tokyo's Designart festival. Created by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and inspired by the impact of abstract art on modernist architecture, the prints feature the SOM-designed Willis Tower and Lever House and other 20th century skyscrapers.
With help from experts at Docomomo, Curbed explores iconic examples of modern architecture throughout New York City. Lever House, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and the Pepsi-Cola Corporation World Headquarters are highlighted, as are SOM designers Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois.
Glocal Design Magazine profiles SOM as the lead designer of BBVA’s Bancomer Operations Center in Mexico City. Featuring three examples, the Spanish-language article explores SOM's history as inspiration for the design of the BBVA building.
On November 18th, 2016, the exhibition "New York at Its Core" opens at the Museum of the City of New York. A sweeping survey of New York City's past and future, the exhibition includes two SOM projects: One Chase Manhattan Plaza and the design for Moynihan Train Hall.