Janet Echelman's sculpture"Dream Catcher" has been honored in the 2018 CODAawards, which recognize outstanding collaborations between architects and artists. SOM worked with Echelman to create the large-scale net sculpture, suspended above a public plaza at The Jeremy Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice recognized two SOM projects in the 2018 Justice Facilities Review Awards. The Superior Court of California in San Diego received a Citation, while the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles was selected for publication.
In the AIA California Council's 2018 Design Awards, two SOM projects received recognition. Tenaya Towers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Geffen Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles both received Merit Awards.
Three SOM projects—252 East 57th Street, Lexicon, and Hangzhou Wangchao Center—have been selected as finalists in the 2018 ABB Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on October 18th, 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany.
350 Mission Street has won a 2018 Honor Award from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). The project was recognized for its innovative use of steel reinforced concrete to improve the structure's value, sustainability, appearance, and durability.
Poly International Plaza has received an Award of Merit in Azure Publishing's eighth annual AZ Awards for Design Excellence. The multi-tower project in Beijing won in the Commercial/Institutional Architecture (over 1,000 square meters) category.
Engineering News Record (ENR) has honored the Superior Court of California - San Diego with a 2018 Best Project Award. The courthouse won in the Southern California - Government/Public Buildings category of this year's Best Projects regional competition.
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.