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SSOE Announces Three Healthcare Interior Designers Have Earned LEED Accreditation

SSOE Announces Three Healthcare Interior Designers Have Earned LEED AccreditationTOLEDO, OH March 05, 2009 – SSOE Groupone of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, and program management firms, announces three interior design employees have recently earned LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) by passing the LEED for Commercial Interiors exam. Lynne Gochenour, Rebecca Knorek, and Nancy Odenweller have all become accredited and will help SSOE meet the growing demand for green commercial interiors.

The USGBC describes LEED for Commercial Interiors as “the green benchmark for the tenant improvement market. It is the recognized system for certifying high-performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less costly to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint. LEED for Commercial Interiors gives the power to make sustainable choices to tenants and designers, who do not always have control over whole building operations.”

Lynne Gochenour, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designer and Senior Associate, has over 17 years of experience with 15 years dedicated to healthcare interior design with clients such as Mercy Health Partners and Lutheran Homes Society. Her expertise includes project development involving the initial design analysis and coordination of project documents through the construction phase. Gochenour received her Bachelor of Interior Design from Kent State University. She is certified by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, an exclusive organization that includes fewer than 100 in the entire US.

Rebecca Knorek, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP, Interior Designer, has over 14 years of experience. She is responsible for finish selection, finish distribution, furniture layout, furniture selection, casework design, and lighting design for clients such as Mercy Health Partners and Legacy Health Services. Knorek is certified by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, an exclusive organization that includes fewer than 100 in the entire US.

Nancy Odenweller, IIDA, LEED AP, Interior Designer, has nearly 5 years of experience performing comprehensive interior design services and providing a functional, productive, and aesthetically pleasing environment for clients such as Mercy Health Partners, Legacy Health Services, and Lutheran Homes Society. Odenweller received her Bachelor of Interior Design from Bowling Green State University and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ). She is also a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 4 years, SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65-plus year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries. SSOE has completed projects in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

Media Contact:

Jenni Roder
419.469.1918
419.351.6480 cell
jroder@ssoe.com

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