This year, the Jin Mao Tower, China's first supertall building, celebrates its 20th year of operation. With a name that means "golden prosperity" in Chinese, the iconic tower continues to influence skyscraper design globally.
The City of Chicago has named a team led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) to design two new satellite concourses, comprising 1.2 million square feet, at O’Hare International Airport.
On June 19th, SOM, Architectus, and Dexus Property Group, along with Australian civic and business leaders, marked the the completion and opening of 100 Mount Street, a 35-story mixed-use tower in North Sydney’s Central Business District.
The Administrative Committee of Xiong'an New Area selected the urban design scheme by SOM and Tom Leader Studio for the first phase of development of this new economic zone, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. Balancing urban living with nature, the district is envisioned as a model "city of the future" for China.
This June, SOM is celebrating the LGBTQI+ community in honor of Pride Month around the world. Join SOM as we host and participate in events, partner with our communities, engage in open conversations, march in Pride parades, and more.
SOM has just announced that its New York office will move to 7 World Trade Center in April 2020. The lease will make SOM the first architecture firm to move into the building, which was designed by SOM, as well as the first in the larger World Trade Center.
On May 1st, 2019, James and Miriam Mulva, joined by Mike Walsh, Mayor of De Pere, Wisconsin, with local civic and cultural leaders, unveiled the inaugural design of the Mulva Cultural Center, a pioneering institution for world-class cultural programming in the Midwest designed by SOM.
On April 24th, 2019, "Beyond the Structure" ("+ Allá de la Estructura") opened in Madrid. Presented in collaboration with Fundación COAM, the exhibition spotlights the integration of SOM’s structural engineering practice with architectural design.
On April 12th, 2019, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign broke ground on the Campus Instructional Facility. SOM designed the center to cultivate flexible learning and to meet the changing needs of the university, its students, and faculty.
In partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SOM has released a design for the “Moon Village,” a concept presented by ESA Director General Jan Woerner for the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface.
Today, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) unveiled the design for Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport) Terminal 2, a new air travel hub designed by SOM in Bengaluru, India that reimagines the airport as a landscaped and serene transportation experience.
On March 25th, 2019, SOM joined the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, major airlines, developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, design-builder Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), and organized labor and business representatives to break ground on the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal, a state-of-the-art travel hub.
On April 24th, 2019, "Beyond the Structure" ("+ Allá de la Estructura") will open in Madrid. The exhibition, presented by SOM and Fundación Arquitectura COAM, spotlights SOM’s structural engineering practice and its unique approaches to design that have led to some the most important projects in the world.
SOM has announced a collaboration with National Geographic as part of the magazine’s upcoming issue focused on global urbanization. The project, called "Cities of the Future," addresses urbanization in the year 2050, when the global population is expected to reach more than 9 billion.
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.