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.
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.
In an episode of National Geographic's Superstructures: Engineering Marvels, William Baker explains how his structural engineering team designed the world's tallest tower to withstand strong winds and severe weather.
On November 27th, 2019, Associate Director Martin Liepmann will speak at the 75th global edition of the Zak World of Facades Congress in Riyadh. Liepmann will share insight on vernacular facade design in the Middle East.
On April 28th, 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Director of Structural Engineering, will speak at the launch event of the Arabic edition of Skyscrapers. The book was written by author and structural historian Judith Dupré.
World Architecture features SOM's design for Burj Jumeira. Located in Dubai, the 550-meter tower will feature dining, active programming, and multiple observation decks.
Middle East Construction News features designs for Burj Jumeira. The tower will become “the new focal point in the Dubai skyline," featuring world-class dining, active programming, and multiple observation decks with 360 degree views of the surrounding city.
Architectural Digest Middle East covers the unveiling of designs for Burj Jumeira. At 550 meters tall, the tower will be the centerpiece of the new Downtown Jumeira neighborhood, for which SOM is designing the master plan.
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.
Dezeen features new renderings of Burj Jumeira, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Design Partner Mustafa Abadan shares insight on the integrated architectural and structural design of the tower.
The Architect's Newspaper features Burj Jumeira, Dubai's newest supertall tower, designed by SOM. The 550-meter-tall tower will be a central attraction in Downtown Jumeira, a new neighborhood for which SOM is designing the master plan.
Building Design + Construction shares plans for Burj Jumeira in Dubai, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The tower's flowing design was inspired by the rippling desert sand dunes and oases of the United Arab Emirates.
ArchDaily reports on Burj Jumeira, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's newest design in Dubai. Slated for completion in 2023, the 550-meter-tall tower will feature world-class dining, active programming, and multiple observation decks with 360-degree views of the city.
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.