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ID: 500045910
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500045910

 
Record Type: Corporate Body
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (American architectural firm, established 1939)

Note: SOM was one of the first to establish a multi-disciplinary firm. They dominated American corporate architectural practice for over 30 years and created an American image and style called the International Style.

Names:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (preferred,V,display,LC)
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (V)
SOM (V)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (V)
Owings & Merrill (V)
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architectural firm
designers
firm

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   from 1939  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   from 1939  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)
location:   San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Noguchi, Isamu  
................................  (American sculptor and designer, 1904-1988) [500008602]
employee was ....  Allen, Davis  1950-1990
......................  (American architectural designer, 1917-1999) [500043261]
employee was ....  Duckett, Edward Austin  [unidentified]
......................  (American architect, draftsman and teacher, born 1920) [500045511]
founded by ....  Owings, Nathaniel Alexander  1939-1984
..................  (American architect, 1903-1984) [500021348]
founded by ....  Skidmore, Louis  1939-9999
..................  (American architect, 1897-1962) [500061881]
member was ....  Enquist, Philip  
..................  (American urban planner, born 1952) [500285774]
member was ....  Legge, Diane  
..................  (American architect) [500115973]
member was ....  Merrill, John Ogden  joined in 1939
..................  (American architect, 1896-1975) [500288714]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Bassett, Edward  1965-1990
................................................  (American architect , 1922-1999) [500044491]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Bunshaft, Gordon  
................................................  (American architect, 1909-1990) [500031232]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Crawford, James R.  from 1979-1988
................................................  (American architect, contemporary) [500121708]
partner was (firm to person) ....  De Blois, Natalie  
................................................  (American architect, 1921-2013) [500077888]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Goldsmith, Myron  
................................................  (American architect and engineer, 1918-1996) [500018794]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Graham, Bruce  
................................................  (American architect, 1925-2010) [500074517]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Khan, Fazlur R.  
................................................  (American architect, 1929-1982) [500085464]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Netsch, Walter Andrew  
................................................  (American architect, 1920-2008) [500001241]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (I)

Biographies:
(American architectural firm, established 1939) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American firm, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(American artist, founded 1936) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Owings & Merrill ........ [AVERY, VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill ........ [VP]
.......................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP Preferred]
...................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
...................................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 50012009, accessed 26 September 2006
Skidmore Owings & Merrill ........ [MoMA Preferred]
.................................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP ........ [VP]
..............................................................  Personal Communication email from SOM, 9 July 2007
SOM ........ [VP]
...........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, MoMA, VP]
....................  , Source: Architecture California, 1988 Sept.-Oct., v.10, no.5 15
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50012009
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50012009
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 50012009, accessed 26 September 2006
....................  Personal Communication email from SOM, 9 July 2007
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... , Source: Architecture California, 1988 Sept.-Oct., v.10, no.5 15
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