Design Director | SOM

José Luis Palacios

José Luis Palacios is Design Director for SOM’s Los Angeles office. With over three decades of professional experience, his focus has been in the ‘making” of buildings, offering simple and artful solutions to complex problems that entail immense technical knowledge and a profound attention to detail. Through innovative design thinking and effective leadership, Jose’s role as a leader in the design of large-scale buildings and urban planning projects has been well recognized. His outstanding body of work extends over a broad range of building types including corporate offices, build-to-suit campus environments, transportation-related projects, as well as an array of civic and government office and public safety complexes.