The Architect's Newspaper has honored three SOM projects in this year's Best of Design Awards. Stereoform Slab, a prototype for low-carbon concrete construction, and Billie Jean King Main Library took the top award in their respective categories; Brightline received an honorable mention.
Interior Design has named Julie Michiels, the leader of SOM's interiors practice in Chicago, as a finalist for Interior Designer of the Year 2020. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on December 10th.
800 Fulton, a mixed-use creative office space currently under construction in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, is a finalist in the "On the Boards: Commercial" category. Winners will be announced at a virtual event on December 9th.
Tongzhou Cultural Park Master Plan has been honored with AIA Hong Kong Merit Awards for Urban Design and Sustainability. Designed to celebrate the industrial past of this site on the edge of Beijing, the plan creates a rich pedestrian network with a series of social hubs and outdoor gathering spaces.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded William Baker, SOM Consulting Partner, with its 2020 Ernest E. Howard Awar for his notable contributions in the fields of civil and structural engineering.
Three SOM projects—Baltimore Sun, the Netsch House, and 800 W Fulton—have received gold and platinum awards in interior design in the annual Muse Design Awards program.
The rehabilitation of the long-vacant Cook County Hospital has revived the 1914 Beaux-Arts building and its surrounding district in Chicago's Near West Side. The SOM-led design-build team carefully restored, and adapted the former hospital building to meet the changing needs of the neighborhood.
Created in 2020, the Robert L. Wesley Award supports BIPOC undergraduate students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or structural engineering programs across the U.S. The $10,000 award, given to three students, is an unrestricted scholarship that aims to support academic development. The award honors Robert L. Wesley, the first black partner at SOM.
The Billie Jean King Main Library has been honored with a 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award by the American Institute of Architects and American Library Association. The prestigious awards program Given to just four libraries this year, is the only one to recognize entire library structures and all aspects of their design.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre has been recognized with a total of four awards in the RICS China Awards and CREDAWARD programs. The project, a 530-meter-tall mixed-use tower in China's Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), received awards in Best BIM Application and other categories.
The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) has named the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, California, a 2020 Award of Merit winner. Awarded projects demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence in structural engineering.
The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London has named "Manhattan Loft Gardens, London: Balancing Design and Constructability" as the 2020 Murray Buxton Award recipient. In the technical article, SOM Director Dmitri Jajich and Associate Director Stuart Marsh discuss the innovative structural systems and strategies utilized at Manhattan Loft Gardens (now known as The Stratford).
The Moscone Center Expansion in San Francisco and the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach have been honored with Merit Awards as part of the 2020 AIA California Design Awards. Moscone Center also received a Leading Edge award for its design excellence as related to sustainability and resiliency.
New Futura, a twin-towered condominium located in the heart of a vibrant central district in Singapore, has been selected by Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific as a 2020 Award for Excellence winner. The award program honors projects for responsible and innovative land use, as well as design and financial success.
Stereoform Slab, a full-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques, has received a 2020 R+D Award from Architect Magazine. The annual program recognizes work that shows potential to have an enduring and positive impact on the built environment.