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Daniel Garber, Bruce J. Graham, Howard Raymond Lane, John Ogden Merrill, Gyo Frederick Obata, Nathaniel Alexander Owings, Peter Christian Pran, Louis Skidmore Sr.

Active 1936-present

This giant firm, synonymous with Modern architecture in the U.S., began in Chicago, IL, and expanded to include offices across the country. It has operated offices in Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, and San Francisco, CA. The predecessor firm was Skidmore and Owings which operated during 1935-1936. In 1962, SOM had an office at 30 West Monroe Street in Chicago. By 1970, founding partner Nathaniel Owings had transplanted himself to work and live in Northern CA.

PCAD id: 942