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
The SOM-designed U.S. Embassy in Beijing is the winner of a 2013 Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award, bestowed by the State Department. The award aims to improve the environmental sustainability of the Department of State’s global operations and to encourage foreign embassies in Washington, D.C., to do the same.
SOM is the recipient of the first ever Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award. The firm was honored at the American Architectural Foundation’s 2012 Accent on Architecture Gala, held on March 9 in Washington, D.C.
Given the complex forces connecting China and the United States, the new U.S. Embassy in Beijing, designed by SOM's San Francisco office, had to negotiate difficult political, cultural, and architectural terrain.