SSOE Group CEO Vince DiPofi to Provide Opening Remarks at DEAI Alliance of Northwest Ohio’s Diversity Summit

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 11, 2024 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce the firm’s CEO Vince DiPofi, PE, will provide opening remarks at the third annual Diversity Equity Access Inclusion (DEAI) Alliance of Northwest Ohio’s Diversity Summit. The event takes place on April 19, 2024—on Toledo’s “419 Day”—from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at downtown’s Imagination Station, and includes a CEO panel, presentation by Equality Ohio on LGBTQIA+ advocacy, closing remarks from Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken, and more. Read more

Autodesk Article: “Why Diversity in Architecture Matters for Communities—and the Bottom Line”

The architecture profession still lags behind changing demographics, with lower percentages of nonwhite and women architects. SSOE’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Candice Harrison, was recently featured in an Autodesk article where DEI experts from top architecture firms and organizations across the globe discuss why diversity in architecture is vital and benefits everyone. Read more

BD+C Magazine Article: “An Engineering Firm Traces its DEI Journey”

Recently, SSOE’s Board of Directors reiterated its commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Thus began a journey that found SSOE moving toward a more representative mix of diverse employees within its nearly 1,500-person workforce, on project teams and in corporate groups. This BD+C Magazine article showcases how SSOE can be seen as a case study for how AEC firms are adapting to employees’ shifting expectations of more-inclusive work cultures. Read more

SSOE Group Names Recipient of the Firm’s First Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February 9, 2024 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Ciera Wheeler is the recipient of its first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) scholarship. Read more

SSOE President & Chief Operating Officer Catherine Myers to Present at EFCG’s 34th Annual CEO Conference

PORTLAND, Oregon, September 13, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce that Catherine Myers, PE, President and Chief Operating Officer, will speak at the Environmental Financial Consulting Group’s (EFCG) 34th Annual Chief Executive Officer Conference to be held on September 18-20, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Read more

SSOE’s Lauren Collier Named a 2023 Autodesk Construction Champion

TOLEDO, Ohio, September 1, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Lauren Collier, Director of Project Technology at SSOE, has been named a 2023 Autodesk Construction Champion. The Autodesk Construction Champions is an annual, global awards program that recognizes 25 construction thought leaders who are making waves in the industry by driving innovation and change. Learn more about Collier by viewing her Construction Champion profile here. Read more

SSOE Group’s Jakiel Sanders Appointed as National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Experience Committee Chair for Second Term

ATLANTA, Georgia, August 10, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Architect Jakiel Sanders, AIA, NCARB, by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) to serve as the Experience Committee Chair. Read more

SSOE Group Interior Designer Brenda Dietz Makes Move to World Headquarters in Toledo to Better Support Midwest-Based Clients

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 15, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce that Brenda Dietz, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer, has recently relocated from the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia, office to SSOE’s World Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. The move signifies SSOE’s dedication to providing additional support to its healthcare, K-12, higher education, cultural arts facilities, and corporate office clients in the Midwest U.S. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Participation in and Sponsorship of DEAI Alliance of Northwest Ohio’s Diversity Expo Summit

CEO Vince DiPofi to Join Two of the Firm’s Clients for Professional Panel

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 14, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce the firm’s involvement in the Diversity Equity Access Inclusion (DEAI) Alliance of Northwest Ohio’s Diversity Expo Summit. SSOE is a Gold Sponsor for the two-day event, which takes place March 15-16, 2023, and includes a CEO panel, professional summit, career fair, and supplier diversity expo. Read more

SSOE Group’s Morton and Taylor Announced as Members of Zweig Group’s 2023 ElevateHER® Cohort

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, January 25, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that two of their leaders have been announced as members of Zweig Group’s 2023 ElevateHER® cohort, a special task force comprised of individuals with a commitment to promote diversity as a means to combat recruiting and retention challenges in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. SSOE’s Adrienne Taylor, PE, Division Manager, and Laura Morton, AIA, NCARB, Architect, both Senior Associates of the firm, have been named participants in this year’s cohort. Read more