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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture] at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial


A Friend of Architecture: Reflecting on a 50-Year Career at SOM


Bernhard Rettig, Associate Director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc


Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Chicago


Year One: Starting Your Career at SOM

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.
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