The New York Times profiles the City of Chicago's innovative approach to combining public libraries with housing. SOM's Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library, highlighted in the article, is one of the city's first co-located Chicago Housing Authority and public library branches.
Like many cities in California's Central Valley, Bakersfield is pushing to diversify economically and build new industries. Curbed reports on recent developments in housing, transit, and urban planning in the city, including SOM's "Making Downtown Bakersfield" plan.
ArchDaily features SOM's design for the Mulva Cultural Center, a new institution for world-class cultural programming in the Midwest. Clad in a curtain of transparent glass, the center will serve as a destination and cultural nexus for the city and region.
Contract magazine shares designs for the Mulva Cultural Center in De Pere, Wisconsin. Located on the banks of the Fox River, the 60,000-square-foot center is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Design Partner Craig Hartman talks with Abitare magazine about his most recent project: a residential complex for himself and his family in Sonoma County, California. Inspired by the agrarian landscape, Hartman designed a cottage and guest studio as the first of what will be their family home.
Block Club Chicago profiles the latest developments of the Wild Mile, a floating 17-acre eco-park on the North Branch of the Chicago River. Designed by SOM in collaboration with Urban Rivers, the City of Chicago, and other partners, the project will be complete and open to the public by 2020.
Contract Magazine features Associate Director Carlos Madrid III in "On Our Radar," a six-part blog series. Madrid discusses what inspires him at work and home, how he got his start in the industry, and projects that have both challenged him and informed his approach.
Building Design + Construction reports on the Campus Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The building will feature a diverse combination of open-concept, flexible, and future-focused learning and collaboration spaces to accommodate the changing needs of the university.
Commercial Observer spotlights SOM as one of its power design firms of 2019. The feature includes companies that "are working on big, transformative projects" in New York City.
In 2018, the City of West Hollywood unveiled its SMART City Strategic Plan—a multi-phase roadmap to incorporate smart technologies, digital tools, and data analytics into a variety of city services. WEHOville magazine reports on the plan winning a Smart Cities Award from the American Planning Association.
CityLab reports on Moon Village, a project to create the first permanent settlement on the lunar surface. SOM is collaborating with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to design, plan, and engineer the project.
Inhabitat features Moon Village, a concept to create the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface. The project's cross-disciplinary team consists of SOM, the European Space Agency, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
World Architecture highlights Moon Village, a concept design for the first full-time human habitat on the moon's surface. Working with the European Space Agency and MIT, SOM is designing the resilient and self-sufficient project on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.
Highsnobiety features Moon Village, a concept to create the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface. The project is designed, engineered, and planned by SOM in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Archinect covers the concept for Moon Village, designed by SOM in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The project envisions the first full-time habitat on the moon's surface.