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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Standardizes on SketchUp from @Last Software.



BOULDER, Colo. -- @Last Software, makers of SketchUp, announced today that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) purchased SketchUp for firm-wide deployment. Under the terms of the agreement, more than 900 SOM professionals worldwide will take advantage of the powerful yet easy-to-use conceptual modeling features of SketchUp both in the office and at home.

"Our commitment to design quality has resulted in a portfolio that features some of the most important architectural accomplishments of this century," stated Carl Galioto, FAIA, Technical Architecture Partner at SOM. "Our company-wide implementation of SketchUp is certain to further enhance our design capability as well as provide a software solution that offers creative speed, design flexibility and enhanced communication opportunities for our architects, engineers, planners and interior designers."

"SOM is a premier firm whose name is synonymous with iconic design and landmark buildings such as the Freedom Tower," said Tom Wyman, Director of Market Development at @Last Software. "We are proud to be able to contribute to their continued success and look forward to working with all of the SOM offices to further strengthen their design leadership."

Founded in 1936, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is one of the world's leading architecture, urban design, engineering, and interior architecture firms. SOM maintains offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.som.com.

Founded in 1999 with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, @Last Software's mission of 3D for Everyone is about bringing 3D design to the masses. SketchUp is a conceptual modeling tool with a unique user interface that allows quick and easy 3D model creation, viewing, modification, and presentation. @Last distributes SketchUp directly and through distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.sketchup.com.

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