The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has named Optimo Hat Company and the Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library as 2019 ULI Chicago Vision Awards recipients. The two projects were among six total "Project Category" winners.
Two SOM projects won Architizer A+ Popular Choice awards in their respective categories: the Alárò City master plan in the Unbuilt Masterplan category, and Chicago Public Library, West Loop Branch in Architecture - Libraries. The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Winners were selected by the online voting public after a 10 day campaign garnering over 400,000 votes.
The Moon Village has received an honorable mention in Architect Magazine's 2019 R+D Awards. The annual program, now in its 13th year, awards technological advancements in the industry.
Both the Los Angeles Business Council and Westside Urban Forum have recognized the Sunset La Cienega Residences with awards. The project, located in the heart of the Sunset Strip, is a collaboration between SOM and Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects.
Three chapters of the Structural Engineers Association—in Illinois (SEAOI), New York (SEAoNY) and Northern California (SEAONC)—presented SOM with awards that recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in structural engineering.
Five SOM projects have been selected as Architizer A+ Awards Finalists, ranging in categories from pavilion to library, residential building to masterplan. Popular Choice voting is open until July 5th.
Five SOM projects were selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute's Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence. The awards program recognizes projects in the region that exemplify the highest standards of land use and enhance the public realm.
SOM was represented by Technical Partner Keith Boswell during this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. The three-day gathering, which took place in Las Vegas, featured educational and networking events, seminars, workshops, and an architecture expo.
The School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University has been honored with a Calibre Design Award by IIDA's Southern California chapter. The annual program recognizes project teams that demonstrate design excellence and exceed expectations within the industry.
Associate and mechanical engineer Samuel Jiang has been named to the 2019 40 Under 40 Awards by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. As an MEP team leader in SOM's Chicago office, he works closely with peers and clients alike, and strives to integrate the firm's history of innovation into his designs.
In May, 2019, the SOM Foundation announced the results of the 2019 China Prize. Three winners—Zhu Ziyuan, Jing Qi, and Shen Jie—will each receive a $5,000 fellowship grant created to support the students as they embark on travel research outside of China.
The University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) newest student housing project, the San Joaquin Villages, has been honored with a 2019 Housing Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The development, which provides living accommodations for more than 1,000 students on the UCSB campus, was one of 12 projects to receive an AIA Housing Award this year.
Singapore's Land Transport Authority has selected Tanjong Pagar Centre as the winner of the Best Design Land Transport Integration category of its 2019 awards program. The award, presented at a ceremony in Singapore on March 29th, 2019, honors designs that incorporate multiple modes of transportation.
AIA San Francisco recognized two SOM projects at the 2019 Design Awards. The Monterey Conference Center won an Honor Award for Architecture, and the University of California, Merced, Pavilion at Little Lake took home a Citation Award for Architecture.
On March 8th, 2019, the SOM Foundation announced Samantha Eng as the winner of the 2019 Structural Engineering Research Fellowship. Eng, currently a student at the University of California, Berkeley, will embark on a course of travel to pursue original research on urbanization in Japan.