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.
Designed by SOM in 2003, the Transbay district is fast becoming a reality in downtown San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle explores the current status of the projects that will make up this dense, vertical neighborhood, including SOM’s Transbay Redevelopment Project Block 9 residential tower.
More than 10 years ago, SOM developed a master plan for the San Francisco neighborhoods now known as Transbay and Rincon Hill. This vision, as explored by a recent feature in the Urban Land Institute's Urban Land Magazine, is now becoming a reality.
On August 6, 2015, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) will host an evening forum. The discussion will focus on the Transbay neighborhood, the process that has shaped its urban fabric, and how its architects are creating new precedents for large-scale projects in San Francisco.