Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu—the first all-woman Executive Committee to lead SOM—discuss their paths in architecture, their goals for the firm, and more with Architect magazine's podcast. Byles was named to the committee in 2016, Fu in 2019, and Ettelman will begin her term on October 1, 2020.
Glocal Design Magazine features the Bio-Esfera office complex, the first project completed within the Distrito La Perla Master Plan in Guadalajara. Sustainable design elements include a facade composed of high-performance precast concrete fins and roof gardens that capture rain water for reuse and help minimize storm water discharge.
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.
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.
Glocal Design Magazine honored two SOM projects with the Noldi Schreck Award, recognizing the best design projects in Mexico each year. The honorees—including a sculptural pavilion and a sustainable office development—were announced at an event in Mexico City.
ArchDaily features designs for Catalinas Rio, a waterfront office building in Buenos Aires. The project occupies a significant portion of the new Catalinas Norte II master plan, a major public endeavor to transform underutilized railyards along the Rio de la Plata to extend the city’s business district.
Designboom features Catalinas Rio, a waterfront office building in Buenos Aires' Catalinas Norte business district expansion. With retail, public greenspace, and two intertwined trapezoidal towers joined by skybridges and green terraces, the project will create a new, vibrant identity for the city skyline.
On June 5th, 2019, SOM and Arquine magazine will host a panel discussion on collaborations in architecture and engineering to celebrate "SOM: Arte + Ingeniería + Arquitectura." The exhibition is on view at the historic Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City.
On April 8th , 2019, William F. Baker and Mark Sarkisian will deliver a lecture titled "Architecture Seen Through Structure" in Mexico City. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition "SOM: Arte + Ingeniería + Arquitectura."
The Spanish-language ArchDaily México spotlights SOM's Arte + Ingeniería + Arquitectura. The exhibition, which opened in March in Mexico City, explores the intersection of art, architecture, and engineering, and is presented in partnership with MEXTRÓPOLI, a festival of architecture and urbanism.
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.
On February 21st, 2019, SOM Design Partner Kent Jackson will speak at an international forum titled "Vivienda de Interés Social y Arquitectura: Una Oportunidad de Transformación Colectiva" at Universidad de los Andes. Jackson and other presenters will discuss contemporary issues in social housing and urban planning.
On November 17th, 2018, SOM's Abel Diaz spoke at the XXI National Conference on Structural Engineering in Campeche, Mexico. His participation in the conference is part of an ongoing mission to help communities affected by the Puebla-Morelos earthquake that occurred on September 19th, 2017.
Glocal Design Magazine honored SOM's BBVA Bancomer Operations Center and BBVA Centro Tecnologico with a combined three Noldi Schreck Awards. The winners were announced at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on November 9th, 2018.
Spanish publication Merca2 examines SOM's role in helping BBVA transform its workplaces across multiple facilities. The global redesign, which includes interior design, architecture, and engineering, enables collaboration, creates a common culture across BBVA offices, and helps to reinterpret 21st-century work environments.