SOMA is an international amalgamation of a young and highly developed workforce spanning several nationalities, founded in New York in 2003. Mexico City and Beirut subsidiaries subsequently opened in 2006 and 2009 respectively and ensured around the clock success of projects of all scales.
Led by its founder Michel Abboud, SOMA allows for the ease of execution of creative and complex programs within complex sites, globally. 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 use of buildings. Rather than imposing a ‘parti’ onto a given site, SOMA tends to deploy patterns which are seemingly self-organizing and grow with the site and its intended and un-intended future uses.
SOMA constantly attempts to extend the boundaries of architectural design while incorporating craft, digital technologies, and environmental responsibility. It is this ability to work in the virtual space of organizational tools, while deploying concrete structures, materials, and spaces that places SOMA at the cutting-edge of architectural practice.