SOMA is an international collective of architects, designers and creatives established in New York. With its focus on incorporating craft, digital technologies and environmental responsibility, the firm's designs and work have attracted critical acclaim for their boundary pushing nature.
SOMA's work is rising around the world today – in New York, California, Dubai, and Qatar -- with remarkable offerings of luxury residential, hospitality, condominium and mixed-use developments that underscore the firm's cutting edge appeal.
SOMA works closely with clients to understand their needs and desires in relationship to external constraints in today's ever changing cycle of occupancy and uses of buildings, providing adaptable planning so buildings evolve with their clients. Rather than imposing a 'parti' onto a given site, SOMA tends to deploy patterns which seemingly self-organize and grow with the site and its intended and un-intended future uses. Innovative projects like Park 51 and 45 Park Place in New York City. And One at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai which stands as a testament to SOMA's design philosophy. It is the ability to work in the virtual space of organizational tools, while deploying concrete structures and materials that places SOMA at the cutting edge of architectural practice.
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