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.
The SOM-designed pedestrian bridge at Calgary's 707 Fifth has received a 2020 Excellence Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. The annual program recognizes exemplary projects of structural engineering ingenuity from around the world.
Brightline has won a merit award in the AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award. The program recognizes the planning and design of infrastructural projects that exemplify a commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.