The Cornell Tech Campus Framework Plan was selected as one of only four winners in the 2020 AIA Regional & Urban Design Awards. The awards jury noted how the project redefines the role a university can play in benefiting a city economically, socially, and environmentally.
The Milstein Center at Barnard College has been selected as a finalist in South by Southwest's Learn by Design competition, an international program that recognizes groundbreaking work in education design. On March 10th, 2019, SOM and Barnard will compete in a live pitch event against other finalists to be named the 2020 winner.
Citi Global Headquarters has been named a finalist in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York Chapter's Awards for Excellence in Development. The project, which transformed two existing buildings into a single, unified, and sustainable campus, was recognized in "Repositioning or Redevelopment."
The Netsch Residence Renovation was honored in Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards as the overall category winner in the Residential Transformation category. The Chicago home was designed by SOM partner Walter Netsch and completed in 1974. A team from SOM's Chicago office worked with the home's current owners to return it to its original vision.
The renovation of the Monterey Conference Center received a Citation Award in AIA Monterey Bay's 2019 Excellence in Design Awards. The annual program recognizes a range of global projects that have been designed by AIA Monterey Bay members.
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.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named six SOM projects as 2020 Award of Excellence winners. Tianjin CTF Finance Center, Pudong Financial Plaza, Poly Skyline Plaza, 100 Mount Street, 500 Folsom, and Burj Khalifa were awarded in this year's program.
The Chicago chapter of CoreNet Global, an association for real estate professionals, named the West Loop Public Library Branch as a Project of the Year. The annual REAL Awards program honors projects that demonstrate innovation in design and real estate development.
Guoco Tower was recognized in the urban design category of the 2019 AIA International Region Design Awards. The program honors projects throughout AIA's international chapters and unassigned regions for design quality and technical and social advancement.
The West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been named the recipient of the Frank Lloyd Wright Award in the 2019 AIA Illinois Honor Awards. The award recognizes the new design or renovation behind impactful projects.
The MRT Jakarta Transit-Oriented Development Master Plan has been honored with awards from AIA Hong Kong and the Singapore Institute of Planners. The project is a collaboration between SOM and PTW Architects.
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.
Curbed Chicago highlights the West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The adaptive reuse project, which opened in early 2019, received the Frank Lloyd Wright Award from AIA Illinois for “achievement in enhancing the natural and built environment of a community.”
The West Loop Branch of the Chicago Public Library, the Taylor Street Apartments and Little Italy Branch Library, and the Netsch Residence Renovation projects have been named as finalists in Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards.
On Wednesday, November 13th, SOM was co-honored alongside Trane at Urban Green Council's 2019 Urban Green Gala. Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis accepted the award on behalf of SOM, which was honored for its commitment to urban sustainability and Urban Green Council initiatives.