A leading international architecture, urban design and planning, engineering, and interior architecture firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is recognized for excellence and innovation that enhance the quality of the built environment. The firm’s long-established history of globally recognized icons, such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as transformative New York City projects, such as Lever House, the new One World Trade Center, and Time Warner Center, underscore its reputation for exceptional design and creativity. By analyzing clients’ goals and synthesizing design and technical coordination, the firm creates spaces that are cutting-edge, distinctive, and functional. SOM was twice named AIA Firm of the Year, and its projects have won more than 1,700 awards, including five AIA Twenty-five year Awards.

Based in New York, Rose Associates is an owner and operator of premium residential properties. Rose is a leading developer and one of the largest leasing and management firms in New York, overseeing more than 26,000 units with approximately $2 billion in projects under development. Rose develops with the resident in mind, and the commitment doesn’t end when the building is complete—Rose-managed buildings maintain the highest resident satisfaction levels. Current projects include the conversion of the Art Deco tower 70 Pine Street, 7 West 21st Street, 80th Street and Broadway and 210 Livingston in Brooklyn.

Mathews Nielsen is an award-winning landscape architectural practice providing comprehensive planning and design services throughout the United States for over 20 years.  By investing our energy and resources into collaborative, place-based design, we actively engage the existing landscape, its cultural and ecological context, and its stakeholders to create lasting, memorable places.

Projects include master plans for educational and cultural institutions; site design for residential communities and commercial centers, landscape designs for museums, performing art centers, corporate facilities, and full design services for waterfronts, parks and transportation corridors. Our goal is to create places that inspire and refresh the human spirit.