Keith Boswell

Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP


Keith Boswell's design approach is to design, develop, and integrate, detail and system concepts in the early project phases and continue refinement through construction documents and the construction phase.

As the Technical Partner for SOM’s San Francisco office, Boswell orchestrates and oversees detailed design and construction documentation for all San Francisco projects. Since joining SOM in 1981, he has worked on high-rise office buildings, museums, retail spaces, government projects, amusement parks, residential and mixed-use complexes, and international and domestic airport passenger terminals. He has also developed expertise in overseas projects, working with local owners and contractors to use regional materials to meet international standards for quality and performance.

Boswell is a specialist in designing and executing technically complex building systems, such as curtain walls, elevator systems, and special construction. He is actively engaged in the research and application of materials and systems for use in SOM designs.

Among his accomplishments overseas are the Beijing headquarters for Lenovo (China’s largest computer company), Poly Corporation Headquarters in Beijing, Poly Real Estate Headquarters in Guangzhou, and Ayala Tower One and Philippine Stock Exchange (both in Manila).