AIA has announced the 2018 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, which recognize excellence and distinction in architecture, urban design, and interior architecture. Two SOM projects were honored: the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles and the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library.
Three SOM projects—the United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, India Basin in San Francisco, and San Diego Central Courthouse—were honored in the 2017 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards. The fifth annual awards program highlighted projects in 42 categories.
The Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library was awarded the 2017 Louis Sullivan Award by the Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. A special design award selected directly by the jury, the Sullivan Award is the highest state honor for design.
The new SOM-designed courthouse in downtown Los Angeles was honored at the Sustainable Innovation Awards, hosted by the United States Green Building Council's Los Angeles chapter. The courthouse was awarded in the Energy and Atmosphere category.
Poly International Plaza in Beijing and the India Basin project in San Francisco won Gold and Bronze awards, respectively, in the Spaces Design category of the 11th Annual Spark Awards. The criteria for selecting winners includes inventiveness, durability, and expressiveness.
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Parcel A received an Honor Award in the Architecture category of the 2017 AIA Hong Kong Awards. The mixed-use project, which was completed in 2015, includes the two tallest skyscrapers in Nanchang, China.
SOM's designs for the Shekou Contemporary Art and Culture Center received a Merit Award in the 2017 AIA International Region Design Awards. Plans for the development were honored in the Unbuilt category of the awards program.
ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower was honored in the 2017 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. The development, located in Manila, was honored with two awards for Best Office Architectural Design (Asia) and Best Green Development (Philippines).
The Urban Land Institute has selected the University Center at The New School as a winner of the 2017-18 Global Awards for Excellence. Additionally, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground was shortlisted for the annual awards program.
Four SOM projects were honored in the 2017 AIA California Council Design Awards. The United States Courthouse in Los Angeles; the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Master Plan; India Basin; and the University of California Merced's 2020 Campus Development plan all received awards.
The Desmond received an Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. A renovation and adaptive reuse project in downtown Los Angeles, the project was recognized in the Forensic/Renovation/Retrofit/Rehabilitation Structures category.
Two SOM-designed projects in Los Angeles—the new United States Courthouse and Sunset | La Cienega Residences—received three honors in the 2017 AIA|LA Design Awards. This year's winners were announced at a ceremony on October 30th.
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reports on the winners of the 2017 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards. SOM received an Honor Award in the Divine Detail category for AMIE 1.0, and Citations of Merit for the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library and Dallas City Performance Hall.
The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored three SOM projects—AMIE 1.0; the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library; and Dallas City Performance Hall—in the 2017 Design Excellence Awards. The awards were presented on October 13th, 2017.
The Illinois chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has awarded first place to the Drawing Room at the Arts Club of Chicago. In collaboration with SOM, lead design architect Vinci Hamp Architects created an intimate and flexible meeting room and bar space for the Arts Club.