Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM). One of the largest architectural firms. Formed in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill. More than 800 awards for quality and innovation.
One of the largest architectural firms
Formed in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill
More than 800 awards for quality and innovation
SOM has completed over 10,000 projects around the nation and in more than 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in all over the world
Expertise is in high-end commercial buildings
SOM was one of the first major modern American architectural firms to promote a corporate face of Architecture
New York , 1951 , SOM
It was SOM that led the way to the widespread use of the modern international-style or "glass box" skyscraper.
Faithful following of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe’s ideas, Frank Lloyd Wright nicknamed them “The Three Blind Mies”.
LAKE SHORE DRIVE APARTMENTS, CHICAGO, 1948, MIES VAN DER ROHE
Sears Tower, Chicago , 1974, SOM
Seagram Building, New York, Mies Van der Rohe, 1954-58
Pearl River Tower,
Sophistication in building technology
Burj Dubai , 2009 , SOM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion Year: 2009
Expected Height : 818 m
Floors : Around 162Site Area: 1,121,707 ft2Project Area: 5,000,000 ft2
A Y-shaped floor plan is inspired from the geometrics of the desert flower and the patterning systems employed in Islamic architecture (Onion Dome).
Samsung Tower Palace 3 desert flower and the patterning systems employed in Islamic architecture (Onion Dome).
Seoul , SOM , 2004
According to SOM Burj Dubai was designed based on the 73-floor Tower Palace Three, an all-residential building in Seoul, South Korea