Acronym
SOM
Category
Company
N. CA Established
1946
Significance to Structural Engineering History in Northern California

SOM is one of the leading architecture, engineering, interior design and urban planning firms in the world, with an 82-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highly regarded for our iconic, timeless design principles and our steadfast commitment to technology, innovation, and sustainability, SOM’s portfolio contains some of the greatest design achievements in the modern era. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with over 2,200 awards for quality, innovation and management. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. Its firm’s partners and directors are globally recognized leaders in their respective fields. Notable Northern California structures include the San Francisco Airport International Terminal Building and the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

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