The SOM Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the SOM Research Prize. The awards program comprises two $40,000 grants that are designed to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research that address the critical issues of our time.
Shum Yip Tower One received the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of New York. The project, part of the Shen Ye Upperhills Mixed-Use Development in Shenzhen, China, was honored in the New Buildings category.
The Shanghai Old Town Master Plan has been shortlisted in the 2018 Masterplanning - Future Project category of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards. This year's WAF takes place in Amsterdam from November 28-30.
On June 20th, 2018, SOM's Philip Enquist was honored with the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Service by the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International in Chicago. A Consulting Partner in Urban Design and Planning, Enquist received the award for his transformational work in sustainable design.
The University of California, Merced – 2020 Campus Development has received an Excellence in Planning Award from the American Planning Association. The project, a public-private partnership, won in the program's Urban Design category.
The Santa Monica Daily Press reports on Awesomeness winning top honors in the Los Angeles Business Council's 2018 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. SOM designed the interiors of Awesomeness, in addition to the adaptive reuse project for the larger Pen Factory site.
The Los Angeles Business Council has selected Awesomeness as a winner in the 48th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. SOM designed the interiors of the Santa Monica-based company, as well as the adaptive reuse project of Pen Factory, the former manufacturing building in which it is located.
At the 2017-2018 China Real Estate Design Awards, SOM received three awards for three projects. Poly International Plaza received the Gold Award, the program's highest honor, with China World Trade Center 3B and Ningbo Bank of China Headquarters receiving Merit Awards.
Three SOM-designed projects are finalists in the 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference Awards in Chicago. At the event, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the design teams behind each competing project will present their work to a jury for award selection. Additionally, William F. Baker will chair the "Best Tall Building, Middle East & Africa" session.
252 East 57th Street, a luxury mixed-use tower in Midtown Manhattan, has been selected as a winner in the 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards in the Multi-Unit Residential category. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement across major design typologies.
The Center for Character and Leadership Development and 111 Main have each received an IDEAS2 Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The awards program honors engineering and architecture projects that incorporate structural steel in innovative ways.
The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA SF) recognized SOM's work at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the 2018 Design Awards. The San Joaquin Apartments and Precinct Improvements received a Merit Award, which was presented on April 26th, 2018.
The Superior Court of California in San Diego has been recognized in the 2018 Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Building Team Awards. The courthouse, one of four Gold Award winners and one of 13 overall winners, will be featured in an upcoming print issue of BD+C.
The Structural Engineers Association of Northern California has named 111 Main, an office tower in Salt Lake City, as the winner of a 2018 Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering. SOM used an innovative engineering solution to suspend the building above the performing arts theater beside it.
The SOM Foundation has named the three recipients of the 2018 China Prize, an award open to architecture and urban design students in China. This year's winners—Tangchenxi Wei, Fenghao Lu, and Yuchen Gao—will each receive $5,000 to fund travel and research projects.