SSOE Group Announces Solar and Battery / EV Project Delivery Expert Perlita Schorfheide Has Joined Firm as Vice President, Program Manager

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 14, 2024 – SSOE Group, an architecture and engineering firm ranked the #2 Manufacturing Design Firm by industry-leading Engineering News-Record, is excited to announce that Perlita Schorfheide, PE, CCM, PMP, has joined the firm as Vice President, Program Manager. Schorfheide officially joined the company on March 4, 2024, reporting to Senior Vice President Scott Bussell in the firm’s Complex Projects Division. Read more

BD+C Magazine Article: “U.S. Engineering Firms Cash in on a Volatile, Expanding Market”

This Building Design+Construction article features some of the publication’s “Engineering Giants” who’ve entered new practices and markets that are driving significant growth—a list that includes SSOE Group. While we’ve been at the forefront of the transition to electric vehicles (thanks to our unique experience in the automotive, chemical, and semiconductor markets), we’ve been pursuing these types of projects more aggressively as of late. Today, we’re engaged in more than 20 EV projects across North America. Read more

SSOE’s Brandon Darroch Named to Building Design + Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 20, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Brandon Darroch, PMP, Battery Market Leader and Vice President, Southeast Division Manager at SSOE, has been named to Building Design + Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This prestigious, global awards program recognizes architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals for their career achievements, passion for the AEC profession, involvement with industry organizations, and service to their communities. Read more

SSOE Group Acquires Integrated Engineering Services (IES)

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 16, 2023 – SSOE Group, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Santa Clara, California-based Integrated Engineering Services (IES), effective October 13, 2023. This strategic move marks a significant step forward for both organizations, ushering in a new era of expanded capabilities and enhanced service offerings for our valued clients.

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Area Development Article: “Optimizing Market Share in the EV Industry”

SSOE’s Brandon Darroch, PMP, Southeast Division Manager, along with Matthew Patterson, Senior Account Executive and Industrial Business Development, recently co-authored an article in Area Development. With powerful growth projections for the electric vehicle (EV) market, this article discusses how manufacturers should start their project planning early—taking into account labor, energy, and supply chain needs. Firms like SSOE have the capabilities to assist clients within nearly every component of the EV and battery total supply chain: EV production facilities, lithium recycling facilities, battery cell production facilities, and raw material processing. Read more

ENR Names SSOE Group #2 Manufacturing Design Firm in the U.S.

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 2, 2023 — SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce its annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings. ENR serves as one of the leading engineering and construction news publications and recently published this year’s Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook providing market analysis and rankings of the largest U.S.-based AEC firms according to revenue for design services performed in 2022. Read more

ENR Top 500 List Names SSOE Group #2 Manufacturing Design Firm in the U.S.

Ford’s SSOE-Designed Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center Featured on Cover

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 15, 2023– SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce its newest Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings, which includes the firm’s move to the #2 spot among manufacturing design firms. This reflects an increase of three spots over last year’s numbers and further solidifies SSOE as the go-to firm for industrial facility design. Read more

SSOE Group Joins Ford and Walbridge for BlueOval City LIVE Event in West Tennessee

The Firm Provided Full Architecture / Engineering Services on New EV Assembly Plant

STANTON, Tennessee, March 29, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce its attendance at Ford Motor Company’s BlueOval City LIVE event to celebrate the automaker’s new assembly plant, named the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Center (TEVC), and BlueOval SK battery facility on-site. Part of Ford’s BlueOval City manufacturing complex, Ford’s TEVC resides on the 4,000-acre West Tennessee Regional Megasite in Stanton. Read more

SSOE Group Welcomes Scott Bussell, New Senior Vice President, Principal Program Manager

AUSTIN, Texas, February 28, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce the addition of Scott Bussell, PE, to the firm’s Complex Projects Division. Bussell will serve as Principal Program Manager. Read more

Panasonic Energy Selects SSOE Group for Engineering and Architectural Design of $4 Billion Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Kansas

DE SOTO, Kansas, December 22, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce it has been selected by Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group company, to provide primary engineering design and architectural design oversight for Panasonic’s electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in De Soto, Kansas. Read more

CAM Magazine Recognizes General Motor’s Factory ZERO Project as an Outstanding Commercial Construction Project of the Year

DETROIT, Michigan, November 14, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to be a part of General Motor’s award-winning Factory ZERO Project recently named one of 12 Outstanding Commercial Construction Projects of the Year in Michigan by CAM Magazine. The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) is a not-for-profit organization consisting of over 2,000 members, including general contractors, subcontractors, equipment and material suppliers, architects, engineers, and service firms. Read more

Forbes Article: “Lucid Motors Begins Construction of Electric Vehicle Factory In Arizona”

Lucid Motors recently broke ground on the first phase of its new manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. SSOE Group joined their client at the celebration along with their contracting partner, Walbridge. SSOE will serve as the architect and engineer of record for the 820,000 SF facility, currently designing Phase I of the four-phase master plan that includes a body shop and paint shop with general assembly, as well as a central utility building and auxiliary buildings for production of the Lucid Air, a luxury electric car with 400-mile range battery.

Click here to read Lucid Motors’ official press release. Additionally, this exciting project was featured in Forbes. Read that article here.

SSOE Group Celebrates Start of Construction for Ascend Elements’ Apex 1 Greenfield EV Battery Materials Manufacturing Facility in Kentucky

$1 Billion Investment to Produce Sustainable Lithium-Ion Cathode Active Material for Electric Vehicles

HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky, November 7, 2022 SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, recently attended the ceremonial groundbreaking for Ascend Elements’ 500,000 SF greenfield facility in Southwest Kentucky, known as “Apex 1.” The facility will reside on a 140-acre campus and will utilize the fast-growing start-up company’s innovative Hydro-to-Cathode™ direct precursor synthesis process technology. SSOE, providing preliminary design services for the first-of-its-kind facility, is part of the design / build team with construction partners Turner and Kokosing, who also attended the groundbreaking. Read more

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 (www.ssoe.com), 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. Read more

New Equipment Digest Article: “Insights into Cleanroom Humidification Challenges”

Dewayne Galyon, Basebuild Technical Specialist at SSOE, offers insights into cleanroom humidification challenges in this New Equipment Digest article. While there are numerous complex cleanroom challenges, humidity is a major factor in keeping cleanrooms free of electrostatic charge and moisture. Within the article, Dewayne explains how it takes a seasoned professional to analyze various changes and determine which are indicative of deeper issues and which are the result of a small change in operating. He then goes on to speak to the humidification specific challenge and the solutions.

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New Engineering News-Record Rankings Names SSOE Group a Top 2 Semiconductor Design Firm for the 6th Consecutive Year

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 2, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce their annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings, including the firm’s #2 spot as a top semiconductor design firm. Rankings were published in the 2022 ENR Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook. ENR serves as one of the leading engineering and construction news publications. This list provides market analysis and rankings of the largest U.S.-based AEC firms according to revenue for design services performed in 2021. Read more

SSOE Group Establishes Operations in Austin to Better Serve its Growing Client Base in Lone Star State

AUSTIN, Texas, July 7, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce it has established operations in Austin, Texas. While the firm has been functioning remotely in Austin since 2021 and has already hired a local staff of 25 to support the work from this location, SSOE recently secured an office at 1701 Directors Boulevard, Suite 130, in Austin, Texas with renovations underway in preparation for move-in. This dedicated and growing pool of local talent will support SSOE’s clients based in Texas and across the South-Central U.S., providing full-service design for a variety of project types including large-scale high-tech manufacturing spaces, greenfield facilities, capital improvements, and on-site support for existing operations. Additionally, the firm’s Austin staff will provide support on advanced technology, industrial manufacturing, and architecturally driven projects across all the firm’s market sectors. Read more

SSOE Group Providing Engineering and Design Services for Toyota’s First U.S. Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant

The facility will Produce Lithium-Ion Batteries for 1.2 Million Electrified Vehicles Annually

LIBERTY, North Carolina, June 24, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that it has been selected by Toyota to provide engineering and design services in support of the automaker’s first U.S. automotive battery plant, named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina, further extending their 20-plus year relationship. Read more

SSOE Group Providing Design for KOREPlex Facility

KORE Power’s KOREPlex Will Produce Nearly 60 Million Battery Cells Annually

BUCKEYE, Arizona, November 10, 2021 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced its selection as the A/E services provider for KORE Power’s greenfield advanced manufacturing, battery cell production facility, KOREPlex. KORE Power is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the energy storage and electric transportation industries. The new KOREPlex facility will create more than 3,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs in Arizona and strengthen U.S. energy security by creating a new domestic battery cell supply. Read more

Viridi Parente Meets Increasing Demand for Safe, Reliable Battery Technology with 70,000 SF Facility Expansion

SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce their involvement with Viridi Parente’s 70,000 SF facility expansion in Buffalo, New York. SSOE is providing mechanical, structural, electrical, data / fire / security (DFS), as well as fire protection engineering services on this project. Read project manager Nicholas Bryan’s thoughts on the project within Viridi Parente’s press release below.

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SSOE’s Matthew Oberts and Jennifer Breault Present on Sustainability at Volkswagen Group of America’s Leadership Exchange

ATLANTA, Georgia, July 26, 2021 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is excited to announce that Matthew Oberts, PE, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Manager, and Jennifer Breault, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Architect and Sustainability Committee Chair, were selected to present at Volkswagen Group of America’s Leadership Exchange hosted by Porsche Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia on July 15-16, 2021. Both Matthew and Jennifer directly support the firm’s automotive and manufacturing clients in their respective roles. Read more

SSOE Announces New Rankings from Engineering News-Record Magazine

Firm Named to Five Top 10 Spots

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 6, 2021 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce their annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) rankings, which were published in the 2021 ENR Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook. ENR serves as one of the leading engineering and construction news publications. This list provides market analysis and rankings of the largest U.S.-based AEC firms according to revenue for design services performed in 2020.

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TRC’s SMARTCenter Project Receives Honor Award at ACEC Ohio 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration

Photo Credit: Transportation Research Center

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 2, 2021 – SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce their role on Transportation Research Center’s (TRC) new Smart Mobility Advanced Research & Test Center (SMARTCenter) project, which recently received an Honor Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Ohio 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration.

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SSOE Announces ENR Global Sourcebook Rankings

Firm Ranked in Two Global Top Ten Design Firm Sectors

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 4, 2020 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce its Engineering News-Record (ENR) Global Sourcebook Rankings. The rankings were released in the December edition of ENR’s Top Global Sourcebook and provides market analysis and rankings of the largest international AEC firms based on revenue for design services performed outside of the United States. Read more