Carolina Here We Come

SSOE is adding another new office location to its roster – number 16. This time it’s in the prestigious Research Triangle Park area of Durham, North Carolina. With 50 completed projects in the North Carolina area in the last five years and more underway, SSOE already has impacted the area’s economy. Under the leadership of Meredith Mayes, PE, SSOE will formalize its presence to better contribute to the growth of the Carolina region particularly in the pharmaceutical, education, biofuels, and science and technology sectors.

“The wealth of intellectual and creative talent in the Triangle area and surrounding regions will be a tremendous asset to SSOE,” said Mayes. “Our focus on innovation and access to some of the most advanced design technology in the world will give SSOE’s new professionals uninhibited freedom to reach their goals and achieve success.” Mayes herself has more than 18 years of design/engineering experience, and an extensive pharmaceutical background, which includes work with multi-national companies such as Eli Lilly, Merck, Novartis and Schering-Plough.

SSOE recently signed a contract with the EPA to perform master planning services for various EPA facilities around the country, including the Durham area. Providing the EPA with space planning for future and existing laboratories, SSOE is helping the organization increase energy efficiency, improve security and make its facilities more environmentally friendly. Other local SSOE projects include biofuels and fuel cell technology work with Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

“A well-respected international firm such as SSOE is a great addition to the North Carolina business community,” said Bill Bell, Mayor of the City of Durham. “The Durham area and North Carolina as a whole are experiencing rapid business growth. In this type of climate, full service firms like SSOE are needed to provide skilled engineering, design, and project management execution for existing and expanding businesses.”

SSOE is excited to be a resident of one of the Eastern United States’ most dynamic areas. From all indications, this new office will be a signifi cant gain for both SSOE and the region.