On June 18th, Dan Ringelstein will speak at a virtual event hosted by ULI Beijing. The discussion will focus on resilient strategies for city planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As architects, designers, and engineers—as human beings—we stand with our Black colleagues, the Black community, and all people of color in the fight for justice and equality. Racism has no place in our culture, and we unequivocally condemn it in all forms. The fabric of our society, the founding promise that all humans are created equal, needs to be restored and it is our responsibility to raise our voices and be part of the solution.
One Manhattan West and Tianjin CTF Finance Centre have received multiple 2020 Professional Project Awards from the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The honors include Best Overall Project and Most Innovative Project.
As reports of Coronavirus continue to develop, the care for our people and community is of the utmost importance to us. We are dedicated to doing our part to flatten the curve of this pandemic.
SOM welcomes three new leaders to its global management team: Candace Carroll, Doryse Franco, and Daria Pahhota. Heading up our finance, people, and communications teams, they will play a key role in advancing SOM’s culture and operations.
The Guangzhou Historic Town Conceptual Framework Plan received an Honor Award in the 2019 AIA Hong Kong Design Awards. The project, selected as a winner in the Urban Design category of the awards programs, seeks to revitalize Guangzhou's Old Town as a priceless asset for the city.
Archello highlights the unique facade of the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, which topped out at 530 meters tall in the autumn of 2019. The building's curves are an eye-catching addition to the Tianjin skyline.
The Pavilion at Little Lake at the University of California, Merced; Shanghai Old Town Master Plan; and Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City have each been honored with 2019 AIA California Council Design Awards. The esteemed program recognizes excellence across architecture and urban design.
Seven SOM projects were honored in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's (CTBUH) 50 Forward 50 Back Awards program, which showcases 50 of the world's most influential tall buildings.
On September 26th, 2019, the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre officially opened to the public, securing its position as the eighth tallest building in the world and the fourth tallest in China. The 530-meter-tall tower was designed to LEED® Gold standards, with sustainable strategies including a high-performance envelope, optimized daylighting, and green landscaping.
The Partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) are pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Directors, effective October 1, 2019: Preetam Biswas, Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Lonny Israel, Benton Johnson, Joyce Lam, Aaron Mazeika, and Keith O'Connor.
Forbes reports on the Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence winners, highlighting the two winners in China, each designed by SOM: the Knowledge and Innovation Community and the Foshan Lingnan Tiandi Master Plan. The Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan and Phase 1 Site Development and Guoco Tower also won.
This year, the Jin Mao Tower, China's first supertall building, celebrates its 20th year of operation. With a name that means "golden prosperity" in Chinese, the iconic tower continues to influence skyscraper design globally.
SOM's master plan for Shanghai Old Town is featured in the current Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Journal. The project, a recipient of a 2019 CNU Charter Award, prioritizes the preservation of one of Shanghai's oldest districts while allowing for modernization and strategic development.
The Administrative Committee of Xiong'an New Area selected the urban design scheme by SOM and Tom Leader Studio for the first phase of development of this new economic zone, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. Balancing urban living with nature, the district is envisioned as a model "city of the future" for China.