Structure Magazine features SOM's Mark Sarkisian, Eric Long, and David Shook in an article on seismic performance of slender core-only towers. The article showcases SOM's 500 Folsom street in San Francisco as a model of design and engineering for buildings in high-seismic zones.
SOM Design Director Javier Arizmendi has been elevated to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects. Established in 1952, the College recognizes architects whose work has advanced both society and the field of architecture.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named six SOM projects as 2020 Award of Excellence winners. Tianjin CTF Finance Center, Pudong Financial Plaza, Poly Skyline Plaza, 100 Mount Street, 500 Folsom, and Burj Khalifa were awarded in this year's program.
500 Folsom has topped out in San Francisco's Transbay District, marking the project’s most recent milestone. The mixed-use tower, also known as Transbay Redevelopment Project Block 9, will help to strengthen the neighborhood and mark Folsom Street as the district's main thoroughfare.
On September 4th, 2018, SOM will lead a walking tour as part of the Architecture + the City Festival in San Francisco. The program, titled "Urban Design for the Future of the Public Realm," will include stops at various SOM-designed projects in the city.
350 Mission Street has won a 2018 Honor Award from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). The project was recognized for its innovative use of steel reinforced concrete to improve the structure's value, sustainability, appearance, and durability.
The April 2018 issue of A+U, a monthly English/Japanese language magazine about architecture and urbanism, features multiple SOM-designed projects and contributions from SOM architects and planners. The issue is titled "San Francisco Urban Transformations."
On September 22nd, 2017, SOM's San Francisco office will lead a walking tour as part of the 14th Annual Architecture + the City Festival. The tour centers on SOM-designed projects that reflect the theme of this year's festival, "Secret City."
On June 7th, 2017, SOM Consulting Design Partner Craig W. Hartman will speak at Innovation Conference West, an event hosted by Architectural Record. Hartman will discuss 350 Mission and the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.