The National Museum of the United States Army was selected as a merit award recipient in the 2021 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards. The project is the first museum devoted to the entire history of the U.S. Army.
Awarded annually to a graduating student in structural engineering, the Fellowship supports independent travel and research that has the potential to make an impact on the built environment. The 2021 research topic is "Examining Social Justice in Urban Contexts." Applications close Monday, March 15, 2021.
The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) has recognized the Moscone Center Expansion and Improvement project, in San Francisco, as model of excellence in structural engineering design.
The Nebula Lighting Collection—a modern, outdoor lighting system designed in collaboration with Italian lighting manufacturer Neri—has been honored by Interior Design Magazine with a 2020 Best of Year Award in the "Outdoor Lighting" category.
The SOM-designed pedestrian bridge at Calgary's 707 Fifth has received a 2020 Excellence Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. The annual program recognizes exemplary projects of structural engineering ingenuity from around the world.
Brightline has won a merit award in the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award. The program recognizes the planning and design of infrastructural projects that exemplify a commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture.
The Architect's Newspaper has honored three SOM projects in this year's Best of Design Awards. Stereoform Slab, a prototype for low-carbon concrete construction, and Billie Jean King Main Library took the top award in their respective categories; Brightline received an honorable mention.
Interior Design has named Julie Michiels, the leader of SOM's interiors practice in Chicago, as a finalist for Interior Designer of the Year 2020. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on December 10th.
800 Fulton, a mixed-use creative office space currently under construction in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, is a finalist in the "On the Boards: Commercial" category. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on December 9th.
Tongzhou Cultural Park Master Plan has been honored with AIA Hong Kong Merit Awards for Urban Design and Sustainability. Designed to celebrate the industrial past of this site on the edge of Beijing, the plan creates a rich pedestrian network with a series of social hubs and outdoor gathering spaces.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded William Baker, SOM Consulting Partner, with its 2020 Ernest E. Howard Awar for his notable contributions in the fields of civil and structural engineering.
Three SOM projects—Baltimore Sun, the Netsch House, and 800 W Fulton—have received gold and platinum awards in interior design in the annual Muse Design Awards program.
The rehabilitation of the long-vacant Cook County Hospital has revived the 1914 Beaux-Arts building and its surrounding district in Chicago's Near West Side. The SOM-led design-build team carefully restored, and adapted the former hospital building to meet the changing needs of the neighborhood.
Created in 2020, the Robert L. Wesley Award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the U.S. The $10,000 award, given to three students, is an unrestricted scholarship that aims to support academic development. The award honors Robert L. Wesley, the first black partner at SOM.
The Billie Jean King Main Library has been honored with a 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award by the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association. The prestigious awards program Given to just four libraries this year, is the only one to recognize entire library structures and all aspects of their design.