Som Evolutions: Recent Work of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
by Abby Bussel
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have been practising architecture for more than sixty years and are amongst the most well-known architectural firms ... Show synopsis Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have been practising architecture for more than sixty years and are amongst the most well-known architectural firms worldwide, with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London. They first attracted attention in the 1950s when they created notable corporate buildings such as Lever House in New York, and went on to gain acclaim with their engineering achievements. The technology developed by SOM made buildings such as Sears Tower in Chicago possible - for many years the highest building in the world. This volume presents a selection of those recent projects which are of a particularly high aesthetic and technical standard. Amongst the projects included are: International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport, Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, Hong Kong Convention Center, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Beijing, and Changi Airport in Singapore.