Skidmore Owings and Merrill-SOM
|Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM)|
|Firms||Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)|
|Notes||See also Gordon Bunshaft, Bruce Graham, Walter Netsch-SOM, Myron Goldsmith-SOM.|
|At Great Buildings||http://www.GreatBuildings.com/architects/Skidmore_Owings_and_Merrill-SOM.html|
- Air Force Academy Chapel, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1956 to 1962. * 3D Model * Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- Enerplex, North Building, at Princeton, New Jersey, 1982. Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- First Wisconsin Plaza, at Madison, Wisconsin, 1974. Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- Haj Terminal, at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1972 (circa). Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- John Hancock Center, at Chicago, Illinois, 1970. * 3D Model * Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- New International Terminal, at San Francisco, California, completed 2001. Archiplanet page
- Article at ArchitectureWeek
- Sears Tower, at Chicago, Illinois, 1974 to 1976. * 3D Model * Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- Wells College Library, at Aurora, New York, 1968. Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, at near Tacoma, Washington, 1971. Archiplanet page GreatBuildings page
- U.S. Bancorp Tower, Portland, Oregon, 1978 to 1983.
(Established Chicago 1936)
Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings established an office in Chicago in 1936 and opened a branch in New York in 1937. The practice became Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) in 1939 when John Merrill joined the partnership.
From the beginning, the firm stressed the importance of teamwork and individual responsibility among its employees. The firm's early years were spent creating a multi-disciplinary office which could effectively handle corporate and commercial clients.
In 1952, Lever House. This curtain-walled office block built in the International Style, demonstrated SOM's capabilities and led to a series of similar developments. Due to the large scale of the buildings designed by SOM, structural innovation makes up a large part of the office's design efforts.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill operates as a successful large practice, with offices in many cities, although none of its original principals remain with the firm. Some other notable designers associated with the firm during various periods include Walter Netsch.
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p142-143.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)'s offices include the following:
see also: Skidmore Owings and Merrill-SOM
"AIA Honor Awards 2004", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 181, 2003.0211, Chicago Central Area Plan, pN1.2.
"Bureau Assar and SOM win New NATO", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 136, 2003.0226. pN1.1.
"AIA Honor Awards 2003", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 132, 2003.0129. pN1.2.
"Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design - AIA Honor Awards 2002", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 87, 2002.0220. pN1.4.
"Enduring Beauty at Weyerhaeuser Headquarters", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 34, 2001.0117. pN2.1.
"Architecture for the Gods", by Michael Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 31, 2000.1220. pD1.2.
- "AIA's Best New Buildings from Chicago ", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 542, 2011.1207, pN1.1.
- "AIA Education Design Awards" by Brian Libby, ArchitectureWeek No. 540, pN1.1.
- "American Landscape Awards", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 538, 2011.1102, p N1.1
- Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) The firm's own web site
- AIA National Design Awards 2010, by ArchitectureWeek No. 462, 2010.0210, p N1.1.
- "Chicago AIA Awards 2009," by Architecture Week No. 453, 2009.1118, p N1.1.
- "Burj Khalifa", by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 471, 2010.0421, p D1.1.
- "Cathedral of Light", by Lauri Puchall, ArchitectureWeek No. 404, 2008.1105, p D1.1
- "National AIA Awards", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 508, 2011.0223, p N1.1
- "Notes from Manhattan: High Line to WTC", by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 531, 2011.0907, p B1.1.