SOM has just announced that its New York office will move to 7 World Trade Center in April 2020. The lease will make SOM the first architecture firm to move into the building, which was designed by SOM, as well as the first in the larger World Trade Center.
On May 1st, 2019, James and Miriam Mulva, joined by Mike Walsh, Mayor of De Pere, Wisconsin, with local civic and cultural leaders, unveiled the inaugural design of the Mulva Cultural Center, a pioneering institution for world-class cultural programming in the Midwest designed by SOM.
On April 24th, 2019, "Beyond the Structure" ("+ Allá de la Estructura") opened in Madrid. Presented in collaboration with Fundación COAM, the exhibition spotlights the integration of SOM’s structural engineering practice with architectural design.
On April 12th, 2019, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign broke ground on the Campus Instructional Facility. SOM designed the center to cultivate flexible learning and to meet the changing needs of the university, its students, and faculty.
In partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SOM has released a design for the “Moon Village,” a concept presented by ESA Director General Jan Woerner for the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface.
Today, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) unveiled the design for Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport) Terminal 2, a new air travel hub designed by SOM in Bengaluru, India that reimagines the airport as a landscaped and serene transportation experience.
On March 25th, 2019, SOM joined the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, major airlines, developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, design-builder Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), and organized labor and business representatives to break ground on the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal, a state-of-the-art travel hub.
On April 24th, 2019, "Beyond the Structure" ("+ Allá de la Estructura") will open in Madrid. The exhibition, presented by SOM and Fundación Arquitectura COAM, spotlights SOM’s structural engineering practice and its unique approaches to design that have led to some the most important projects in the world.
SOM has announced a collaboration with National Geographic as part of the magazine’s upcoming issue focused on global urbanization. The project, called "Cities of the Future," addresses urbanization in the year 2050, when the global population is expected to reach more than 9 billion.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, "SOM: Arte + Ingeniería + Arquitectura" in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on March 9th as part of the annual MEXTRÓPOLI design festival.
As part of a broad effort to fight climate change, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has established a task group to define standards for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. Working together with other industry leaders, SOM has contributed to the group's initial consultation paper, which is open to feedback through March 1st, 2019.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, recently unveiled the design for Burj Jumeira, an aerodynamic, 550-meter tower located in the Al Sufouh area of the popular Jumeirah neighborhood of Dubai. The SOM-designed skyscraper will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized three SOM projects in its 2019 Institute Honor Awards program. The Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, and Optimo Hat Company in Chicago each received an award.
On January 29th, Africa’s largest urban developer, Rendeavour, in partnership with the Lagos State Government, broke ground on a new city development in the Lekki Free Zone. The master plan by SOM is designed to boost foreign direct investment in Nigeria and create tens of thousands of jobs.
In January, 2019, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by officials from the City of Chicago, the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Public Library to inaugurate the new Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library. The project is one the city’s first co-located housing and public library branches.