One of the standout features of the recently constructed terminal at Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is the giant timber-clad canopy—a hemlock ceiling with a generous overhang—serving as a symbol of the terminal’s emphasis on sustainability.
In partnership with Stony Brook University (SBU), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will create a new, “beyond zero” climate solutions center on Governors Island in New York Harbor to address the climate crisis.
Loyola Marymount University’s Westchester campus’ new School of Film and Television facility, and an outdoor performance stage are both designed with rich materials supporting a minimalist aesthetic and prioritizing functionality to promote the broader learning purpose and connections.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)’s design for San Mateo County’s headquarters, which is currently under construction in the Silicon Valley, features a hybrid mass timber building, to achieve an 85 percent reduction in embodied carbon—which is greater than the 65 to 75 percent reduction generally offered by typical mass timber structures.
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