SOMA Tower


A joint design project with fellow architecture student Adam Ruhland located in San Francisco, California.

High rise design is no longer about maximizing the value of a piece of urban property. It is no longer about separating people from their environment. High rise design is about people, their needs, and the environment they live in. With that in mind, SOMA Tower does something that traditional high rises can not accomplish; it continues the city skyward. SOMA Tower does not create an office park above the urban streetscape. It does not create a suburb in the sky. SOMA Tower takes what is great in the city, its diversity and life, and brings it into the air. The city fabric is stretched skyward becoming an integral part of the urban network. SOMA Tower is not just in San Francisco, it is San Francisco.


spring 2008 – Architecture Design Studio, North Dakota State University