The unveiling of the redesigned State and Lake CTA station shows a "light-filled new transit hub" to replace the more than 100-year old downtown Chicago "L" stop. Once funding and design plans are finalized, it will take about three years to construct the station redesign.
Global design firm SOM and the European Space Agency bring Biennale visitors on a journey to outer space.
As SOM anticipates the opening of Block 9, a mixed-use building in Fargo, North Dakota, get a preview of the project in a new video featuring Brian Lee, Dickson Whitney and Akhil Sharma.
How do we create a sense of place and a sense of permanence during times of uncertainty? SOM Design Partner Scott Duncan along with artists from across the world, join a virtual panel discussion on the future of placemaking, mixed-use design and the role of public art.
Sustainability expert Mina Hasman and other leading voices from the architecture industry are featured in an interview with the Architects' Journal. From influencing clients to specifying materials, they share insight on the role of architects in reducing the whole-life carbon of buildings.
In August, 2017, the Chicago Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza turned 50. In honor of the milestone, numerous events were held across the city; in this video, retired SOM architect Fred Lo, author Patricia Balton Stratton, and a panel of experts discuss the iconic piece of public art.
On July 16th, 2017, the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library was featured on ABC 7's "Built to Last," a series that profiles buildings realized by Chicago's unionized carpenters and contractors. The episode included an interview with James Mark, SOM Strategic Management Leader.
CBS News visited SOM's office in San Francisco to speak with Senior Consulting Design Partner Craig Hartman about the Oakland Coliseum. He discussed what made the arena such a distinctive structure when it was built in 1966, and how it fits into the context of stadium design today.
In a new video, ABC 7 tours the recently completed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The news segment includes an interview with SOM Senior Consulting Design Partner Craig Hartman about the design of the building and its civic significance.
L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne tours and narrates a video about the new SOM-designed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The building is polished and understated, responding to its urban context and sloping site with a design that appears as a "floating cube."
SOM's Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa and Roger Duffy appear in a new video about the process of designing the new Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College. By engaging with students and faculty, the design team tailored the building to serve the school's current and future needs.
SOM's BayArc, a tidal responsive barrier concept that could protect 500 miles of San Francisco Bay Area shoreline from flooding, has been recognized in Architect Magazine's 2016 R+D Awards. The award honors innovative research and technology that address large- and local-scale issues.
At the 2016 MassTimber Conference, SOM Associate Benton Johnson spoke about the firm's research on composite timber structures. Watch this video to see his presentation on the Timber Tower project that envisions using wood as the primary building material for a 42-story skyscraper.
In a new video, SOM's Roger Duffy and Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa share their vision for Barnard College's new Teaching and Learning Center. When complete, the building will create cross-departmental ties, stimulate global connections, inspire students, and foster bonds between students and faculty.
While architectural visualization has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, SOM was already at the forefront of this emerging technology in the 1980s. Fast Company Co.Design highlights this with a vintage video that demonstrates SOM's early visualization work.