Glocal Design Magazine honored two SOM projects with the Noldi Schreck Award, recognizing the best design projects in Mexico each year. The honorees—including a sculptural pavilion and a sustainable office development—were announced at an event in Mexico City.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named four SOM projects as 2020 Award of Excellence winners. Tianjin CTF Finance Center, Pudong Financial Plaza, Pazhou Poly, and 500 Folsom were awarded in this year's program.
The Chicago chapter of CoreNet Global, an association for real estate professionals, named the West Loop Public Library Branch as a Project of the Year. The annual REAL Awards program honors projects that demonstrate innovation in design and real estate development.
Guoco Tower was recognized in the urban design category of the 2019 AIA International Region Design Awards. The program honors projects throughout AIA's international chapters and unassigned regions for design quality and technical and social advancement.
The West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been named the recipient of the Frank Lloyd Wright Award in the 2019 AIA Illinois Honor Awards. The award recognizes the new design or renovation behind impactful projects.
The MRT Jakarta Transit-Oriented Development Master Plan has been honored with awards from AIA Hong Kong and the Singapore Institute of Planners. The project is a collaboration between SOM and PTW Architects.
The Guangzhou Historic Town Conceptual Framework Plan received an Honor Award in the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Design Awards. The project, selected as a winner in the Urban Design category of the awards programs, seeks to revitalize Guangzhou's Old Town as a priceless asset for the city.
Curbed Chicago highlights the West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The adaptive reuse project, which opened in early 2019, received the Frank Lloyd Wright Award from AIA Illinois for “achievement in enhancing the natural and built environment of a community.”
The West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library, the Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library, and the Netsch Residence Renovation projects have been named as finalists in Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards.
On Wednesday, November 13th, SOM was co-honored alongside Trane at Urban Green Council's 2019 Urban Green Gala. Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis accepted the award on behalf of SOM, which was honored for its commitment to urban sustainability and Urban Green Council initiatives.
The Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan and the University of Connecticut Innovation Partnership Building were both recognized in the 2019 Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) National Design Awards. The annual program honors projects around the world for design excellence.
Associate Director Arathi Gowda has been honored as a recipient of a 2019 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award by Green Building & Design. A leader in SOM's sustainability efforts, Gowda joined the firm in 2004 and has since guided several sustainability-focused initiatives.
The Pavilion at Little Lake at the University of California, Merced; Shanghai Old Town Master Plan; and Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City have each been honored with 2019 AIA California Council Design Awards. The esteemed program recognizes excellence across architecture and urban design.
Two local projects were honored at the 2019 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. Both the West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library and the Wild Mile won Citations of Merit in their respective categories.
Three SOM projects have been recognized with 2019 AIA|LA Design Awards for design excellence and environmental performance. This year's winning projects are Bio-Esfera; UCLA's Geffen Hall; and UCSB's Tenaya Towers.