Metal Architecture magazine features the UC Merced Pavilion—a modern dining hall designed to reflect the industrial, agricultural character of California's Central Valley. The simple, shed roof building serves the campus as a vital hub and gathering place for students and faculty.
Six newly elected Partners and 11 Directors bring decades of expertise to one of the most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms.
SOM Design Director Michael Duncan and Associate Allison Albericci will speak about the UC Merced 2020 Project at the upcoming SCUP 2017 Pacific Regional Conference. This year's event, themed "Game Changers," takes place in Seattle from March 19–21.
Organized by Stanford University with SOM and the China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings, the Third U.S.-China Tall Buildings Symposium will take place on Friday, April 22nd, at Stanford University. The event will cover topics relevant to the current challenges and opportunities faced by tall building planning, design, and construction.
On November 30th, 2015, the SOM-designed renovation of the Monterey Conference Center broke ground. SOM Design Director Michael Duncan attended the event in Monterey, California, where he introduced the important project and the people who made it possible.
SOM Design Director Michael Duncan will help lead a tour of The Strand for registered attendees of this year’s Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, which is being held on October 5-8, 2015, in San Francisco. Duncan will describe how the renovation project resurrected an abandoned century-old cinema to serve as an intimate second stage for A.C.T.’s full-staged theater productions, and more.
SOM and the American Conservatory Theater celebrated the completed renovation of the Strand Theater with a ribbon cutting on May 14, 2015. Led by SOM Design Director Michael Duncan, the firm oversaw the architectural design, structural systems, and graphics of the project.
On November 24, 2014, SPUR will offer a detailed tour of the Strand Theater with SOM Design Director Michael Duncan. Participants will learn about the history of the century-old theater and what is planned for its future.
The American Institute of Architects has elevated Steve Sobel and Michael Duncan to its College of Fellows, a prestigious honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Sobel and Duncan are both directors in SOM's San Francisco office.
Beijing Finance Street — an 860,000-square-meter development with offices, hotels, retail space, service apartments, and a curving central park — aims to become a neighborhood that stays active day and night, seven days a week.