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.
Contract Magazine covers G-Cubed—a reimagined rooftop that brings new life to a pair of 1970s office towers in Los Angeles. Designed by SOM, the flexible open space is now a hub for recreation and relaxation.
In November of 2019, Associate Director Rupa Garai presented during the Indian Association of Structural Engineering's (IAStructE) International Seminar in New Delhi. The conference addressed how performance based design can create more resilient structures.
On September 19th, 2019 the American Institute of Steel Construction held the IDEAS2 Awards ceremony at the Superior Court of California in San Diego. Earlier in 2019, the project was honored with AISC's 2019 National Award.
Carlos Madrid III will serve as a juror for The Architect’s Newspaper's annual Best of Design Awards. The program, now in its seventh year, recognizes projects across 50 categories.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has named Optimo Hat Company and the Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library as 2019 ULI Chicago Vision Awards recipients. The two projects were among six total "Project Category" winners.
Three chapters of the Structural Engineers Association—in Illinois (SEAOI), New York (SEAoNY) and Northern California (SEAONC)—presented SOM with awards that recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in structural engineering.
Interior Design magazine highlighted the Optimo Hat Company in its coverage of the annual IIDA Interior Design Competition. The SOM-designed conversion of a historic firehouse into the factory and headquarters for the Chicago-based hat maker was named one of five winners in the awards program.
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.