In a public vote hosted by ARCHIVIBE, the 2020 London Festival of Architecture, and BowerBird, The Stratford was selected as the second-most influential work of architecture in London. The project reimagines high-rise living by building a community through a series of dramatic sky gardens.
The Stratford has been named a finalist in the 2020 RIBA Regional Awards. The tower, which combines a five-star hotel with apartments, was included on the East London shortlist.
In the first-ever Urban Land Institute Europe Awards for Excellence, The Stratford has been selected as one of ten finalists. The project, a residential and hotel tower near Stratford International station in London, represents a new model for high-rise living.
The Stratford has been named a finalist in the 2020 MIPIM Awards. The London tower, which combines a five-star hotel with apartments, was selected in the Best Residential Development category.
In The Structural Engineer, The Institution of Structural Engineers features a technical article about Manhattan Loft Gardens (now known as The Stratford) written by SOM's Dmitri Jajich and Stuart Marsh. Three triple-height sky gardens carved into the tower create an arresting silhouette on London's skyline.
Following the announcement of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) 50 Forward | 50 Back awards recipients, Crain's Chicago highlights five of the 50 skyscrapers that call Chicago home. SOM is the firm behind two.
Chicago television station WTTW interviews William Baker about the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue) in honor of the iconic tower's 50th anniversary. The Chicago Architecture Center's Kathy Kulick; Bill Casey, 875 North Michigan's chief engineer; and Nichole Williamson, the general manager of the building's observation deck, are also featured.
On September 12th, 2019, William F. Baker will moderate a panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the John Hancock Center (now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue). The event is held in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chicago Architecture Center.
On July 23rd, 2019, Dr. Joseph P. Colaco delivered a lecture titled "Stories of the John Hancock," sharing his experiences in the design and construction of one of Chicago’s most recognized towers. Earlier in 2019, Colaco presented his talk at SOM’s Chicago and San Francisco offices.