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May 30, 2021

Silman expands Midwest footprint, adds SoCal office

  • This project adaptively reused and modernized a 1930s Art Deco courthouse annex in downtown Visalia. Photo credit: Cory Media Group.
  • Image credit: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
  • Image credit: Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA).
  • Image credit: Herzog & de Meuron.

Silman is excited to announce that we have opened new offices in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA. Led by two long-time Silman associates – Alberto Mena, Jr. and Nathan Hicks, respectively – these expansions position the firm to fully engage in a wide variety of new construction, adaptive reuse, renovation, and historic preservation projects in these regions.

One of Silman's notable on-the-boards projects in the Midwest is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's new Siebel Center for Design, a campus hub for design-based learning that is slated to open later in 2021. Historic preservation work in the Midwest includes Mies van der Rohe's landmark Farnsworth House and the Illinois State Capitol Dome. Silman's residential sector work in the Chicago metropolitan region includes this award-winning house located above the shores of Lake Michigan.

Ongoing projects in Southern California include the Berggruen Institute, Isla Intersections, studies at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, and several high-end private residences. Silman also recently completed work on the Darling Hotel, an adaptively reused former courthouse annex that was recently ranked among the best in the world by TripAdvisor.

We look forward to discovering new opportunities for collaboration while maintaining the creative and joyful ethos that has defined Silman since its inception in 1966.

Interested in working with Silman? Contact us here.

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