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SOM Announces Expansion and Relocation of Hong Kong Office

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and SOM Asia Ltd are pleased to announce the expansion and relocation of its Hong Kong office to better serve its clients and collaborators throughout the region. Peter J. Kindel, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, and Silas Chiow, Director of SOM China — highly accomplished and award-winning leaders at SOM — have both joined SOM Associate Ame Engelhart, an architect and urban designer based in Hong Kong for 21 years, who will continue to lead the firm’s development efforts across southern Asia.

Kindel, a licensed architect, urban designer, and landscape architect from SOM’s Chicago office, brings 22 years of experience in world-class urban design and planning. 

Chiow, a licensed architect, urban planner, and project manager, is a 20-year veteran of both Hong Kong and China. He will continue to lead client relations and business intelligence efforts for mainland China.

An experienced professional design staff strengthens SOM’s new office, located at 15/F Hong Kong Club Building on Chater Road, a landmark at the heart of Hong Kong. For further information, please contact: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 15F Hong Kong Building 3A Chater Road Central, Hong Kong (p) 852.2810.6011

About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,700 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award — in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Abu Dhabi.