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.
The Optimo Hat Company has been named a winner in the 46th Annual Interior Design Awards, led by IIDA. The awards program celebrates innovative interior design and interior architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.
A jury of professional sustainability experts have awarded SOM with a 2019 Green Good Design Award for the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City Master Plan. The award program is organized by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) have selected The Milstein Center at Barnard College as a winner of the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. The interdisciplinary building features a diverse array of resources that culminate in a new kind of library.
The Moscone Center Expansion has been named a Real Estate Deal of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times. Completed in January 2019, the project has already made a noticeable economic impact on the city, hosting several large conferences that have resulted in increased hotel bookings in the surrounding area.
The SOM Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 SOM Foundation Research Prize. Two teams will each receive a grant of $40,000 to conduct original research into the prize's inaugural topic, Humanizing High Density.
ArchDaily has listed The Milstein Center at Barnard College as a competitor for the 2019 Building of the Year Awards. A 128,000-square-foot interdisciplinary facility, the building is designed to be the epicenter of scholarship at Barnard College's campus in New York City.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) honored the Superior Court of California in San Diego with the IDEAS2 National Award. The annual awards program recognizes projects that utilize structural steel in an innovative manner.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects. The annual award program honors young leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture early in their careers.
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City was named one of the three design projects to receive a 2018 "AllSpark Award" during a celebration in January 2019. SOM's design calls for transforming agricultural land into a development that prioritizes sustainability, urban livability, and economic opportunity.