SOM Managing Partner Michael Mann has been selected to serve on the jury of the 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Awards Program. Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., the awards program is now in its 68th year.
In December of 2018, SOM Managing Partner Xuan Fu was honored at Bisnow's inaugural Chicago Power Women summit. Fu, who is based in SOM's Chicago office, was recognized alongside leaders from across the design and development industries.
On December 12th, 2018, SOM Director Mark Schwettmann will lead a tour of the Moscone Center. On the tour, Schwettmann will share insight on the design and phased construction of the project, which adds more than 8,000 square feet of new public space to the existing convention center.
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.
The Partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), together with the firm's colleagues, mourn the loss of Lois Mazzitelli, who died on Saturday, December 1st, 2018, and extend their deepest sympathy to her family.
On December 5th, 2018, SOM Design Partner Paul Danna will participate in a panel discussion at the Infraday West conference in Los Angeles. The panel focuses on strategies for cultivating lasting partnerships among owners, developers, architects, and others involved in P3 projects.
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.
This year's Spark Awards jury recognized three SOM projects at radically diverse scales: a freestanding sculptural pavilion, an exhibition on art, architecture, and engineering, and a comprehensive plan for a Chinese city designed to accommodate two million residents.
SOM invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for its annual summer internship rogram. The program offers participants experience in architecture, digital design, interiors, landscape design, performative design, structural engineering, sustainable engineering, and urban design.
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.
Commercial Observer has selected SOM Director Marla Gayle as a recipient of the 2018 Barrier Breaker Award. Gayle and other award winners were honored at the second annual Women in Real Estate, Design and Construction Forum at the CUNY Graduate Center on November 15th, 2018.
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.
Throughout October, SOM led sketching sessions at Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago as a part of The Big Draw, a month-long festival of drawing hosted at Apple flagship stores around the world. The sessions offered opportunities for Chicagoans to explore design and engage with their city.
On November 3rd, 2018, SOM took part in the 36th annual Sandcastle Classic competition at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The event benefits Leap: Arts in Education, an organization dedicated to providing arts education programs in Bay Area schools.