The National Museum of the United States Army has been awarded LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Scheduled to open on June 4th, 2020, the museum will become a center for education and inspiration, and a cultural institution of national significance.
On Thursday, September 27th, SOM Director Kristopher Takács will speak at an Urban Land Institute Arizona Technical Assistance Panel Program. Takács and other panelists will share insight on placemaking in the city of Maricopa, Arizona.
SOM will participate in more than 20 events at this year's AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. The conference, which features approximately 70 educational and networking events, includes seminars, workshops, and a two-day Architecture Expo at the Javits Center.
For six months, SOM staff in Washington, D.C. and New York worked with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center to design a new, enriching, and safe environment for the children of families who are facing homelessness.
On October 25th, 2017, the Partners of SOM and the Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden hosted the 50th anniversary of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Clients, consultants, press, friends of the firm, and SOM leadership and staff gathered in the SOM-designed venue to celebrate this milestone.
On August 24th, 2017, Kristopher Takács will participate in a film screening and panel discussion hosted by the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. The event centers on emerging challenges and opportunities facing cities today.
Landscape Architecture Magazine features Capitol Crossing, one of Washington D.C.'s biggest city design efforts in decades. With a master plan by SOM, this urban design, infrastructure, and economic development project will rebuild three city blocks on a platform above Interstate 395.
The City of Raleigh, North Carolina has selected SOM to provide master planning leadership for a multi-building, mixed-use civic campus that will house core functions of City government downtown. The campus will be a transformational investment in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.
On October 11th, 2016, SOM Managing Director Kristopher Takács will participate in the conference "Rail-Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit." Joining a panel discussion on high-speed rail, Takács will speak about lessons learned from All Aboard Florida as an economic driver for its region.
Thomas Behr, Kent Jackson, and Douglas Voigt have been elected to join SOM's Partnership, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the firm. An Executive Committee Strategic Officer and seven new Directors have also been named.