Articles on SOM Architects

Two structures united in the need for admiration.

A fin-shaped tower erected by SOM lets the US Air Force fly high

COLORADO – Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to invite you to the greatest force that has ever existed, the US Air Force.


SOM escapes mediocrity with a new skyscraper in Beijing's Dawangjing

BEIJING – The city of Beijing is rapidly building new business districts – and where there's a business district there must be skyscrapers. 

The design had to negotiate a challenging triangular plot without imposing too much on its surroundings.

SOM conceives a permeable headquarters for Geneva Business District

GENEVA – An American firm takes on delicate physical and environmental constraints with new JTI building.

The atrium will be the building's ‘lungs,’ ventilating naturally and reducing energy consumption by 60 per cent.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Wins Competition

WUJIANG – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Chicago firm has won an international competition to realize a 358-m-tall tower in Wujiang, China.