Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Railway Exchange Building
224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
D.H. Burnham & Co., 1904; Interiors by: Goettsch Partners, 2006; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 2006; and VOA Associates Incorporated (Stantec), 2008
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 2006
After more than 30 years in Daniel Burnham’s iconic Railway Exchange Building, SOM’s Chicago studio decided it was time to refresh their space. Encircling the building’s airy, terracotta-clad lightwell, the newly redesigned and renovated office offers greater variety, connectivity, flexibility, daylighting and comfortability, and embodies the workshop-style atmosphere of the best design ateliers.
With an interior renovation led by the firm's own interiors team, the studio space now better reflects SOM’s commitment to collaborative, interconnected and interdisciplinary design work, with a renewed focus on employee wellness and improved energy savings.
Originally founded in Chicago in 1936, SOM is global collective of architects, designers, engineers, and planners working together to build a better future.