The Chicago Tribune looks ahead to 10 projects to watch in 2021—including 800 Fulton, a mixed-use creative office space in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. The 19-story building, distinguished by its bold structural design, will open in the spring.
Each year, the Chicago Tribune recognizes standout individuals for contributions to the arts. The 2020 Chicagoans of the Year in architecture are SOM's Adam Semel and Brian Lee, alongside KOO founder and principal Jackie Koo, for the adaptive reuse of the former Cook County Hospital.
Sustainable engineering director Luke Leung explains how fostering indoor microbiomes can contribute to healthier, more resilient buildings in a post-pandemic world—healing our built environment in the process.
Metal Architecture magazine features the UC Merced Pavilion—a modern dining hall designed to reflect the industrial, agricultural character of California's Central Valley. The simple, shed roof building serves the campus as a vital hub and gathering place for students and faculty.
The National Museum of the United States Army tops Dezeen's list of 2020's best architecture projects. Designed by SOM, the museum features a stainless steel facade that evokes the army's three core ideals: discipline, modesty, and rigor.
Metropolis interviews former Design Partner Roger Duffy and Design Partner Colin Koop on the National Museum of the United States Army. The new museum in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is the first to tell the story of the oldest branch of the U.S. military.
The Wall Street Journal speaks with Design Partner Colin Koop and Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Inocente about SOM's design for the Moon Village. The concept, designed in partnership with ESA and faculty at MIT, envisions a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface.
SOM transformed the historic Beaux-Arts landmark on Chicago's West Side into a multi-use space that better serves the community. Architecture critic Blair Kamin celebrates the achievement in the Tribune's Best of 2020 list.
The pandemic poses challenges and new opportunities for city planning. Listen to Dawveed Scully's conversation with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore on Marketplace.
For the cover story of the December 2020 issue, the Italian design and architecture magazine Abitare profiles SOM's precise renovation of architect Walter Netsch's historic Chicago home.
In an interview for The Architect's Newspaper, SOM Associate Ingedia Sanchez, the president of Arquitectos, speaks about her goals for the organization and about how to form meaningful connections for a more equitable industry.
Phys.org shares details on a new report evaluating the research undertaken by SOM, the European Space Agency, and the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics on how to plan and design a habitat on the surface of the Moon.
Every year, Crain's selects business, nonprofit, government, and cultural leaders who have made a vast impact on Chicago business and the community.
As a Chicago Landmarks Commissioner, SOM Urban Designer Tiara Hughes is responsible for recommending buildings, structures, sites, and districts for legal protection as official Chicago landmarks, as well as reviewing proposed alterations to existing landmarks and districts. On WTTW, Hughes discusses buildings she believes are worth fighting for.
Associate Director Dawveed Scully sat down with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore along Chicago's 75th Street, recently retrofitted to accommodate outdoor dining, to discuss the potential for urban planning and development to build a more equitable post-pandemic city.