In a segment by Studio 360, Host Kurt Andersen and Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet visit Lever House while touring Midtown Manhattan's Bauhaus-inspired architecture. The iconic blue-green glass tower, designed by SOM and completed 1952, was one of the first glass-walled International Style office buildings in the United States.
On January 7th, 2020, SOM will host a discussion at the Center for Architecture in New York City to mark the release of Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism. Together with Mary McLeod, Francesco Dal Co, Colin Koop, and Alexandra Lange, author Nicholas Adams will discuss Bunshaft, his work, and his legacy.
Curbed magazine features an interactive map of some of the most iconic buildings in New York City's five boroughs. Two buildings designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are included in the list: Lever House and One World Trade Center.
On July 26th, 2018, Associate Director Frank Mahan will speak at the 4th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture. The event will take place at the SOM-designed Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Dezeen reports on "Faciem," a series of prints on view at Tokyo's Designart festival. Created by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and inspired by the impact of abstract art on modernist architecture, the prints feature the SOM-designed Willis Tower and Lever House and other 20th century skyscrapers.
With help from experts at Docomomo, Curbed explores iconic examples of modern architecture throughout New York City. Lever House, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and the Pepsi-Cola Corporation World Headquarters are highlighted, as are SOM designers Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois.
Glocal Design Magazine profiles SOM as the lead designer of BBVA’s Bancomer Operations Center in Mexico City. Featuring three examples, the Spanish-language article explores SOM's history as inspiration for the design of the BBVA building.
The Architect's Newspaper spotlights SOM's iconic Lever House, which was included in Archtober's Building of the Day program. A tour on October 23rd, 2016, led by SOM Associate Director Sam O'Meara, explored the innovative modernist structure, which became an official landmark in 1982.
On October 23, 2016, Associate Director Frank Mahan will lead a tour of SOM's iconic Lever House as part of Archtober's Building of the Day program; registration for the event is now open to the public. Archtober is an annual month-long festival of architecture that takes place in New York City.
For its 125th anniversary issue, Architectural Record names the top 125 buildings built since the magazine's founding in 1891. Three SOM projects were honored: Lever House, Cathedral of Christ The Light, and Burj Khalifa.
Gordon Bunshaft was a brilliant but complex man — a master architect who who was widely admired despite his gruff disposition. Architectural historian and author Nicholas Adams profiles him in the new SOM Journal 9.
Stephen Apking, SOM Interior Design Partner, is quoted in an article on workplace design in today’s Wall Street Journal. The story traces the evolution of popular office designs throughout the 20th century, many of which, according to Apking, incorporated “ideas ahead of their time.”
Lever House, SOM’s pioneering Park Avenue skyscraper, is spotlighted in the Financial Times’ recent essay on the workplace. The corporate headquarters, with its glass-sheathed facade and open floor plan, is a touchstone for the adoption of modernism by the American business community.
Natalie de Blois worked on some of the most iconic modern architecture in America in the mid-20th century. As part of the New York and Chicago offices of SOM, she had a large hand in defining a new typology: the corporate high-rise.
Almost invisibly in her own day, Natalie de Blois, of SOM, helped guide the design of three of the most important corporate landmarks of the 1950s and ‘60s — the headquarters of Lever Brothers, Pepsi-Cola and Union Carbide — whose suave steel-and-glass facades still exude the cool confidence of postwar Park Avenue.