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Optimo Hat Company's new headquarters consolidates design, operations, and production spaces inside a 100-year-old decommissioned firehouse in South Chicago. To reflect Optimo’s ethos of craftsmanship, authenticity, and timeless luxury, SOM created a space that befits a hatmaker known for its rigorous attention to detail.

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On March 13th, 2018, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck at 875 N. Michigan (formerly John Hancock Center) will unveil SOM's design for the building's second time capsule. Designed to be installed for the next 50 years, the new time capsule will replace the original, which was installed in 1968.

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On January 28th, 2018, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by civic officials to break ground on the SOM-designed Taylor Street Apartments and Roosevelt Branch Library. Mayor Emanuel also announced a new SOM-designed Public Library branch in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.

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Mana Contemporary Chicago has announced that a new exhibition, titled "SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]," will open on September 10th, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Ace Hotel Chicago as a partner for special programming, the exhibition will run through January 7th, 2018.

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