Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, we have completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries. We are renowned for our iconic buildings and our commitment to design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.

How We Work

Collaboration is a guiding force at SOM, as we believe that the best results stem from an ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders. With our clients as our partners, we approach each project as a unique challenge. Our integrated practice brings together experts in architecture, interiors, engineering, and urban planning to create innovative solutions.

What We Create

Our portfolio contains some of the most important design achievements of the 20th and 21st centuries, from cutting-edge research facilities and inspiring learning centers, to soaring towers and vibrant urban districts. We have earned nearly 2,000 awards and remain the only practice to have twice won the Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.


Regions: Asia Pacific – China – Europe – India – Latin America – Middle East – North America Markets: Aviation + Transportation – Civic + Government – Commercial + Office – Cultural – Education – Health + Science – Hospitality – Mixed Use – Residential – Sports + Assembly Services: Architecture – Graphics + Branding Interior Design – MEP Structural + Civil Engineering Sustainable Design Tall Buildings Urban Design + Planning