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 March 15th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will participate in a panel and roundtable discussion titled "The Inside Track on SOCAL Projects." The event is hosted by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association to explore current and recent projects in the area.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the $900-million makeover of the Long Beach Civic Center, the largest public-private development on the West Coast. SOM designed the master plan for the Civic Center as well as the Main Library and the new City Hall and Port Headquarters buildings.
The New United States Courthouse is one of three SOM-designed projects to win a 2017 Los Angeles Architectural Award. Pen Factory and the Long Beach Civic Center project were also recognized in the annual competition, which is hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council.
Urbanize.LA reports on the revamp of Long Beach Civic Center. SOM's master plan seeks to revitalize 22 acres of the city's downtown by creating a mixed-use district including City Hall, the Library, Port Headquarters, and the reactivation of historic Lincoln Park.
SOM's design for the new Long Beach Civic Center earned two honors at the 2016 P3 Awards: Gold for Best Social Infrastructure Project and the Grand Prix Award. Recognizing excellence in public-private partnership (P3) projects, the awards were presented on October 27th, 2016 in Las Vegas.
The status of the Long Beach Civic Center in California is covered by Urbanize.LA. Master-planned by SOM, the project was developed through a public-private partnership (P3) model and is composed of high-rise and low-rise structures along a restored downtown street grid.
SOM has been chosen to design the new Long Beach Civic Center in California. Scheduled to open in 2019, the transformative project will reinvigorate the public experience and urban identity of downtown Long Beach.