While at university studying civil engineering in the 70’s, I had visions of someday working at SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill). I didn’t want to be an architect and preferred the engineering and business side of big building projects; but the thought of being involved with the creation of such lovely things was a goal.
I ended up finding that I didn’t really “get” structural engineering as much as I “got” fluid mechanics, so my career took a turn towards other directions.
I still wish thought, that when I grow up I can work for or with SOM.
Business Week reminded me of SOM.