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.
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.
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.
The Superior Court of California in San Diego is featured in Structure Magazine. Designed by SOM, the courthouse is a bold civic landmark that provides a new judicial facility with enhanced seismic performance.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) honored the Superior Court of California in San Diego with the IDEAS2 National Award. The annual awards program recognizes projects that utilize structural steel in an innovative manner.
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.