Over the next two weeks, ArchDaily readers get to choose the best architecture of the past year by voting for their favorite projects across 15 different categories. Six SOM projects are nominated for the 2021 Building of the Year Award.
Architizer has recognized SOM in two categories of this year's 2021 A+ Firm Awards. SOM was selected as the winner of the public projects category, and was among the finalists in the sustainability category.
Brightline has won a merit award in the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award. The program recognizes the planning and design of infrastructural projects that exemplify a commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture.
The Architect's Newspaper has honored three SOM projects in this year's Best of Design Awards. Stereoform Slab, a prototype for low-carbon concrete construction, and Billie Jean King Main Library took the top award in their respective categories; Brightline received an honorable mention.
The Billie Jean King Main Library has been honored with a 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award by the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association. The prestigious awards program Given to just four libraries this year, is the only one to recognize entire library structures and all aspects of their design.
On Thursday, September 24th, SOM's Zarmine Nigohos and Roshanak Mostaghim will present at the Future of Mass Timber virtual symposium. Hosted by The Architect's Newspaper, the symposium will spotlight emerging timber technologies and exemplary timber projects across North America, including the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, California.
The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) has named the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, California, a 2020 Award of Merit winner. Awarded projects demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence in structural engineering.
The Moscone Center Expansion in San Francisco and the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach have been honored with Merit Awards as part of the 2020 AIA California Design Awards. Moscone Center also received a Leading Edge award for its design excellence as related to sustainability and resiliency.
Designboom features Billie Jean King Main Library, the first structural timber building to be constructed in the city of Long Beach, California. The library is part of the SOM-designed Long Beach Civic Center project, which includes a new City Hall and Port Headquarters.