Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP was founded as a practice of architects and engineers organized to reflect the fundamental relationship between these two disciplines in building design. The firm has brought together designers, planners, engineers, interior designers, furniture designers and managers as colleagues.

This integrated and collaborative approach, coupled with the firm’s sophistication in building technology applications, its exhaustive research into new materials and techniques, and its commitment to design quality, has resulted in a portfolio that features some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries.

From the master planning and design of entire regions, cities and neighborhoods, such as Canary Wharf in London and Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Cultural District, to the design of important landmarks like New York’s Lever House, Banque Lambert in Brussels, Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel, and 7 World Trade Center in New York, to interiors projects, like the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. and the New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor, to the design of objects, furnishings and products like a line of environmentally friendly carpeting for Milliken, and everything in between, SOM has consistently distinguished itself for its ability to deliver design solutions that are purposeful, innovative, iconic and meaningful.