Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

SOM are a collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners working together to build a better future. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), are responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings and significant public spaces. Their approach is highly collaborative, and the interdisciplinary team is international. Working from a network of creative studios across the globe, they are able to apply international expertise at a local level.

SOM believe that design is about more than meeting people’s needs—it is the art of realizing their aspirations and changing the way they experience the world. The best results come from a balance of disciplines: planning, interiors, engineering, and architecture. This total design approach means seamless coordination, from the dynamic initial design stages to the pride in seeing users inspired by the end result.

They are driven to answer the most urgent challenge of our time—to protect the Earth’s resources and support the transition to a zero-carbon economy. As architects, engineers, and planners, we are positioned to lead the charge by shaping buildings and cities to advance sustainable development. Read about SOM's outlook on sustainable design here.

To confront this crisis, we must consider sustainability in a holistic way. SOM is committed to leading within our industry by investing in the development of innovative, integrated approaches to sustainable design—not just to meet standards, but to redefine them. As a collective of architects, engineers, designers, and planners, we're working to shape a better future. Read more here.