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Old May 10th, 2016, 07:05 PM   #1
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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is an American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm. It was formed in Chicago in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill. They opened their first branch in New York City, New York in 1937. SOM is one of the largest architectural firms in the world. Their primary expertise is in high-end commercial buildings, as it was SOM that led the way to the widespread use of the modern international-style or "glass box" skyscraper. They have designed several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the John Hancock Center (1969, second tallest in the world when built), Willis Tower (1973, tallest in the world for over twenty years), and Burj Khalifa (2010, current world's tallest building). SOM provides services in Architecture, Building Services/MEP Engineering, Digital Design, Graphics, Interior Design, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Sustainable Design and Urban Design & Planning.


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For a change from supertalls and megatalls, take a look at AMIE 1.0, which embodies the ethos of this firm. http://www.som.com/projects/amie





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From Sky's the Limit - SOM the Engineering of Architecture, an exhibition at Utzon Centre.
http://www.som.com/ideas/slideshows/...dings_are_made
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This firm is also uniquely inspiring to the next generation. From SOM on Instagram.



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via SOM on linkedin. Happy Chinese New Year!

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Beinecke Library at Yale, from SOM via linkedin.
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Posted by SOM via linkedin today.
Fast Company Ranks SOM Among Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Firms

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@SOM_Design on Twitter today.

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From SOM via instagram yesterday and last week.



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Sky's the Limit returns! Hope it will start its world tour soon. From SOM on linkedin today.

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Today we celebrate structural engineer Fazlur R. Khan's 88th birthday!
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1WTC, photo by myself last week.

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From @SOM_Design on Twitter today. https://twitter.com/SOM_Design/statu...912064/photo/1

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McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope (1962), not unlike solar/wind energy equipment on top of a supertall. via SOM website and tumblr, http://www.som.com/projects/mcmath-p...olar_telescope





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Now showing in Chicago -- SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/som-eng...ts-37078632187

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SOM engineering X architecture exhibition during the chicago architecture biennial

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