Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), Portland, OR

ID: 2198
Partnership Name: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), Portland, OR
Position Title: Partnership
Firm Partners: Skidmore, Louis
Owings, Nathaniel
Merrill, John Ogden
Ritz, Richard Ellison
Dates: 1951-1991
Date Established: 1951-01-01
Date Dissolved: 1991-01-01
Notes: This office began as an association of the SOM firm with that of Pietro Belluschi, who left Portland in 1951 to become Dean of the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The office did a great deal of work in the 1950s-1970s, and closed c. 1991. Richard Ritz Ellison was an important figure in this Portland office.