Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) redefined what's possible with supertall buildings in its design and engineering of Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai). The leading global architecture, urban planning, interior design and engineering firm, SOM has a 75-year reputation for excellence. With a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries, the firm has been honored with more than 1,300 awards.
To create Burj Khalifa - a building that shatters all previous height records at 828m - a team of more than 90 SOM designers and engineers combined cutting-edge technology and culturally-influenced design to create a global icon that will serve as a model for future urban centers. While height may be the obvious attribute that sets Burj Khalifa apart, the architectural, engineering and interior design is unparalleled.