SOM Partner Mark Sarkisian has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering–a nonprofit institution that aims to support and recognize significant achievements in engineering.
New regional practice leader to grow SOM’s business and build on multi-decade history in China
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.
On November 12th, 2020, Design Partner Paul Danna, Design Director José Luis Palacios, and Associate Director Steve Zimmerman will take AIAU participants on a virtual tour of the United States Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles as part of AIA Los Angeles's architecture tour series.
This year, the Jin Mao Tower, China's first supertall building, celebrates its 20th year of operation. With a name that means "golden prosperity" in Chinese, the iconic tower continues to influence skyscraper design globally.
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.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
Architect magazine features the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, a winner in the 2018 COTE Top Ten Awards. SOM Director José Luis Palacios and Associate Director Jed Zimmerman share insight on the building's design and sustainability.
SOM's Jin Mao Tower was honored with the inaugural Hudec Architectural Culture Award on October 27th, 2018. The tallest building in China at the time of its completion, Jin Mao's design echoes the form of the ancient Chinese pagoda and remains a leading model of skyscraper design in the country.