The SOM Foundation welcomes Iker Gil as its new Executive Director. As an architect, editor, and curator, Gil will help lead the SOM Foundation as it focuses efforts on collaborations between students and faculty through the SOM Foundation Research Prize.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill welcomes Rob DeMillo as the company’s first Chief Technology Officer. The appointment of DeMillo, a leader in software and technology development, puts the 83-year-old firm at the forefront of design and engineering within the digital space.
Originally designed in the early 1960s by architects Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Antonio Fornaroli, the Corso Italia 23 complex in the heart of Milan will be transformed from an insular single-tenant headquarters into a vibrant office campus that represents the future of the workplace.
On September 6th, 2019, “Reflections: The Anatomy of Form” opened at the Design Museum as part of London Design Festival 2019. Showing for the first time in London, the exhibition comprises 31 scale models of different building systems.
SOM will unveil two exhibitions designed with advanced robotic fabrication techniques for concrete construction in the built environment. This groundbreaking work represents a collaborative future design method that reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, while activating civic spaces during the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
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.