Architecture & Design, pt.7 | Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Secret Cities - Beginnings of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
David Childs - Consulting Design Partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Year One: Starting Your Career at SOM
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Chicago
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is an American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm. It was formed in Chicago in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill. The firm opened their first branch in New York City in 1937, and has since expanded all over the world, with regional offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and Dubai.