SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for Fourth Quarter of Planning Year 2022

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 4, 2022 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that nine of its employees earned professional certifications during the fourth quarter of SSOE’s 2022 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. The company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus. ­­­­ Continue Reading →

Area Development: “A Look at Integrated Project Delivery From the Inside Out”

Lauren Collier, Associate AIA, Department Manager, VDC Global Initiatives, and Senior Associate recently authored an article for Area Development. In the article, she discusses how Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) makes the most of all the project participants’ experience and escalates effective communication to diminish risk. By doing so, this approach reduces costly last-minute project changes therefore saving the client time, trouble, and money. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group Providing Architecture and Engineering Services for Ascend Elements’ Georgia-Based Brownfield Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility

Facility to Become North America’s Largest Battery Recycling Operation COVINGTON, Georgia, September 21, 2022 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked firm with decades of experience delivering projects in the Southeast U.S., is providing architecture, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning services for Ascend Elements’ 154,000 SF commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility. Ascend Elements, a vertically integrated battery recycling and engineered materials company, is investing $43 million into its new Covington, Georgia facility, strategically located near several electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing hubs and lithium-ion battery producers. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering: “Automation and Food Processing Today: It’s About Labor”

In Food Engineering's annual survey, SSOE’s Jens Ebert, Vice President and Division Manager, Food and Consumer Products, joins fellow AEC experts to weigh in on what’s trending and why. In this year’s article, we learn that—much like in other industries—food processors have found labor scarce, difficult to retain, and in need of ongoing training. Is automation the solution? Our resident food manufacturing expert provides his two cents. Continue Reading →

Digital Builder: “4 Must-Have Traits for a Successful BIM and VDC Career”

Lauren Collier, Associate AIA, Department Manager, VDC Global Initiatives, and Senior Associate recently authored an article for Autodesk’s construction blog, Digital Builder. BIM and VDC roles play a vital role during design and construction now more than ever. In this article, Lauren describes what it takes to thrive as an AEC technology practitioner. Continue Reading →

Lab Manager Article: “Project Profile: Georgia Southern Center for Engineering and Research”

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson’s Georgia Southern Center for Engineering and Research project was recently featured in Lab Manager. The new 140,000 SF facility, which was completed in January 2021, houses all engineering programs on campus containing state-of-the-art laboratories for mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, and manufacturing engineering, among others. The building is designed to facilitate academic and institutional partnerships throughout the region and produce the next generation of highly trained engineers prepared for 21st century professions. Continue Reading →