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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Overview

  • New York, NY
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1936
  • Company - Private
  • Architectural & Engineering Services
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

We are a collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners working together to build a better future. Since 1936, SOM has made pioneering contributions to cities around the world—from Lever House, the first modernist office building in New York City, to the Burj ...

Company Updates

October 7, 2022
Company News
Congratulations to our new leadership! Please join us in welcoming four new Partners and eight new Principals across our studios globally. We're thrilled to share that Carrie Moore, Olin McKenzie, and Julia Murphy in our New York studio, and Eric Long in our San Francisco studio, have been named new Partners. Peter Glasson, Dan Herman, Emily Lawson, Danielle McGuire, Nic Medrano, Phil Obayda, Inho Rhee, and Christopher Wollaston have been named new Principals in their respective studios. Read more on how our new leaders are driving the industry forward:
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SOM Welcomes Twelve New Design Leaders - SOM
September 26, 2022
Calling all students—we’re hosting our annual shadowing week in January and applications are now open! The week-long program, sponsored by SOM’s Arquitectos, Asian Alliance, NOMA, Pride, and Women’s Initiative groups, offers an immersive professional experience, mentorship, and guidance to students of all backgrounds. Get an opportunity to experience the day-to-day at SOM, right in our studios! Deadline to apply is Monday, October 31st.
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Applications for SOM's 2022 Winter Shadowship Now Open - SOM

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Lots of opportunity to grow at SOM


There are not many negatives about working there.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At SOM, we know that our voices, actions, and choices can make a difference beyond our own workplace. We pave the way toward a more just, transparent, and inclusive industry by identifying and addressing the root causes of the lack of diversity in AEC—steering away from one-off initiatives and instead focusing on sustainable, long-term change.

Read our full 34 point EDI Action Plan.

Creating an inclusive and engaging culture requires strategic planning around diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Employee Referral17%
Campus Recruiting9%

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    The interview process was overall a pleasant experience. They asked me to talk about my portfolio, my design process, and any previous experience I had. The conversation was friendly and showed interest in my work.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture FirmsFast Company2017
  • Top Firm Overall in Architect 50Architect Magazine2017

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