Appleton's Common Council unanimously selected SOM to design Appleton's new library, noting SOM's proven ability to connect libraries to their surrounding communities.
SOM Partner Mark Sarkisian has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering–a nonprofit institution that aims to support and recognize significant achievements in engineering.
Architizer has recognized SOM in two categories of this year's 2021 A+ Firm Awards. SOM was selected as the winner of the public projects category, and was among the finalists in the sustainability category.
On November 12th, 2020, Design Partner Paul Danna, Design Director José Luis Palacios, and Associate Director Steve Zimmerman will take AIAU participants on a virtual tour of the United States Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles as part of AIA Los Angeles's architecture tour series.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
Architect magazine features the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, a winner in the 2018 COTE Top Ten Awards. SOM Director José Luis Palacios and Associate Director Jed Zimmerman share insight on the building's design and sustainability.
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice recognized two SOM projects in the 2018 Justice Facilities Review Awards. The Superior Court of California in San Diego received a Citation, while the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles was selected for publication.
American Libraries Magazine features SOM Design Partner Brian Lee in an interview on the research process that goes into the design and renovation of libraries. Lee discusses the forthcoming Roosevelt Square branch of the Chicago Public Library as a model for the innovative funding for libraries.