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.
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.
Three SOM projects have been recognized with 2019 AIA|LA Design Awards for design excellence and environmental performance. This year's winning projects are Bio-Esfera; UCLA's Geffen Hall; and UCSB's Tenaya Towers.
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.
Interior Design Magazine recognized five SOM projects in the 2018 Best of Year Awards program. The Valli & Valli Alina Hardware Collection won the Best of Year Award for product design, while 777 Aviation, G-Cubed, Optimo Hat Company, and the Superior Court of California in San Diego were honored in various categories.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on the Orchids & Onions competition, an annual program in which the San Diego Architectural Foundation ranks the city's best and worst architecture. SOM's Superior Court of California in San Diego, which won an Orchid, was recognized for its exemplary design.