On November 5th, 2018, SOM's Thomas Kinzl and Weiqi Wang will speak at the China Design Open Course symposium in Zhengzhou, China. The event is part of a country-wide consortium and showcases culturally significant architectural landmarks.
On May 13th, 2016, SOM team members accepted six awards for five projects at the inaugural China Tall Building Awards. Organized by the China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the awards were presented at a ceremony in Shanghai.
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza have each won a 2015-2016 Real Estate Design China Award. The awards program recognizes projects that achieve excellence in architectural design and enhance Chinese cities and society.
SOM has been named as the winner of six China Tall Building Awards. The awards program celebrates the highest caliber of design for skyscrapers in China, honoring projects that promote the advancement of tall buildings and the built environment.
The Joint and Spine Center at The Christ Hospital and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza have made the Sustainia100. The list, published annually, highlights tangible solutions at the forefront of sustainable transformation.
SOM has received four awards from the Architectural Engineering Institute. Pearl River Tower, Tianjin Global Financial Center, and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza all won Awards of Excellence. The Pearl River Tower also won a Most Innovative Project Award.
Two SOM projects, Pearl River Tower and Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza, win a first place award at the 2013 ASHRAE Technology Awards.
The SOM-designed Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza, a circular, 60-story tower that is now the tallest building in the central Chinese city, has opened its doors to office users. Innovative use of daylighting was a key element of the design for the mixed-use landmark, which houses both offices and a hotel.
The SOM Chicago office has won an international competition to design a massive tower for a lakefront development in Wujiang, China. The 75-level, mixed-use building will include offices, service apartments, a hotel, and retail space.