SOM has developed a portfolio of world-renowned projects and a reputation for delivering the highest quality of service and innovation. Since the firm’s inception in 1936, SOM has received over 2,000 design awards—more than any other design firm in the country. SOM continues to look forward to the future of design, embracing new innovations and technologies. We help our clients meet challenges head on, and create solutions that address both current and future needs.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: SOM Multi-Disciplinary Services
As a multi-disciplinary firm, SOM fosters a collaborative environment. The multi-disciplinary approach—one that SOM helped pioneer—has allowed us to develop new and unique solutions in our designs and deliver superior project management.
SOM provides the following services, all in-house:
• Urban Design & Planning
• Interior Design
• Structural Engineering
• MEP Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Sustainable (High Performance) Design
• LEED® Consultation
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: SOM Areas of Expertise
SOM’s diverse practice brings together designers of different project types. Expertise in all of the following project types exists under one roof:
• Large-Scale Mixed-Use
• Residential Facilities
• Urban Infrastructure and Open Space
• Commercial Office
• Hospitality and Hotel Facilities
• Cultural Arts Centers and Museums
• Convention and Exhibition Centers
• Educational Facilities
• Hospital and Research Labs
• Aviation Centers and Airports
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: SOM Mixed Use Destinations
SOM creates architecture that identifies the development as a unique and iconic destination within its municipality, region, and around the world.
• SOM Solution-based design
• SOM Site-specific design
• SOM Building-specific design
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: SOM City Design Practice
SOM is passionate about achieving downtown excellence. Our firm has led master planning for downtowns all across the country, and we are committed to delivering tailored approaches using innovative tools. The SOM City Design Practice is the world’s most awarded urban design and planning studio. It has won the respect of its clients and recognition of its leadership from professional urban design organizations, based on its decades-long record of innovative work on many of the world’s largest and most complex urban redevelopment projects.
Designs that maximize the harmony of humanity and nature are a hallmark of our practice.
• Big Thinking
• Holistic Approach
• A Collaborative Spirit
SOM Campus Master Planning
Our campus planning process, like all of our endeavors, is collaborative and interdisciplinary. Drawing on the strengths of our other internal practices, as well as those of our consultants, we design comprehensive, holistic, sustainable campus plans. Our process combines creativity, innovation, and realism to ensure that the resulting plan captures the full value of the campus and facilitates cost effective implementation.
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