Crain's Chicago Business spotlights Julie Michiels, a new Associate Director and Interior Design Leader in SOM's Chicago office. Michiels brings nearly two decades of experience as an architect, interior designer, and project leader, with an extensive portfolio of projects across typologies and scales.
The Plan takes an in-depth look at The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College. The building's sustainable and inviting design celebrates Barnard's collections and archives while providing a variety of spaces for study, collaboration, and creation.
Modern Steel Construction spotlights the C.H. Robinson Midwest Headquarters, located on the North Branch of the Chicago River. In the article, SOM Associate Director Benton Johnson sheds light on the building's steel structure and employee-centered design.
School Construction News magazine highlights The Milstein Center at Barnard College. Opened in 2018, the building provides a variety of study spots, collaborative spaces, and library services for Barnard and Columbia University students.
Interior Design Magazine recognized five SOM projects in the 2018 Best of Year Awards program. The Valli & Valli Alina Hardware Collection won the Best of Year Award for product design, while 777 Aviation, G-Cubed, Optimo Hat Company, and the Superior Court of California in San Diego were honored in various categories.
SOM senior producer Lucas Blair Simpson, who oversees SOM's photography, discusses strategies for taking effective and impressive architectural photos. This article appeared in a special section on photography in Architectural Record's December issue.
Architectural Record highlights Ezra Stoller and other celebrated photographers in a special section on photography in the magazine's December issue. One of the photographs Stoller took of the SOM-designed Banque Lambert in Brussels is included.
Architect magazine features the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, a winner in the 2018 COTE Top Ten Awards. SOM Director José Luis Palacios and Associate Director Jed Zimmerman share insight on the building's design and sustainability.
Urbanize L.A. reports on Compton Hub City, a plan that will guide future land use and development around a busy transit hub in Compton, California. SOM's Los Angeles studio is working with city officials and community members to design the plan for transit-oriented development.
The Sacramento Business Journal reports on plans for the 301 Capitol Mall development in Sacramento. SOM is designing Tower 301, a 33-story mixed-use high-rise in the development, which would be the tallest building in the Sacramento region.
SOM Director Carrie Moore and senior architectural professional Jennifer Grosso discuss the value of professional mentorships, mentorship programs at SOM, and their mentor-mentee relationship specifically. The architects, who are both based in SOM's New York office, also discuss their roles and projects.
Curbed spotlights the SOM-designed restoration of the historic Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge, which reopened on October 25th. The project returns the structure to its original form while modernizing its technology with LED lighting, digital signage, and solar compatibility.
Metropolis Magazine highlights SOM's design to convert the James A. Farley Post Office into Moynihan Train Hall, a 21st-century train station. Located in New York City, the project is a critical part of the redevelopment of the entire Penn Station complex and is anticipated to open in 2020.
Block Club Chicago features Optimo Hat Company, a former firehouse transformed into the headquarters of a bespoke hat manufacturer. The SOM-designed adaptive reuse project won the Honor Award for Interior Architecture in AIA Chicago's 2018 Design Excellence Awards.
Archinect reports on AIA Chicago's 2018 Design Excellence Awards. The SOM-designed Optimo Hat Company won the Honor Award in the Interior Architecture category and the Elgin Laundry Building Study received an Honor Award in the Unbuilt Forward category.