SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson is a leader in aligning education design with workforce needs, a growing priority for post-secondary institutions, industrial corporations, and trade organizations. When choosing our experts to design your workforce development space, technical training facility, or innovation center, you have the advantage of our unique blend of expertise—significant automotive and industrial manufacturing experience combined with higher education and training center design dexterity—in addition to our ability to provide all services in house. Our delivery strategy ensures an optimized process resulting in a facility that incorporates the latest industry trends into a modern, flexible educational environment that serves to attract and retain students, educators, and researchers.

“SSOE has provided YSU with full range design services and we have found them to be very responsive to our opinions and concerns. We were also treated with a high level of professionalism and our extensive project needs were given the highest priorities.”

Richard M. White, Director of Capital Planning and Construction – Youngstown State University

Top 10

in Five Industrial Markets

Our niche expertise in workforce development center design comes from our ranking as a Top 10 Design Firm in five industrial markets (ENR) and a higher education client list made up of nearly 40 universities


Workforce Development Design

We’ve completed more than 2 million SF of workforce development and training center design for higher ed institutions, private industry, and trade unions



No matter where you are in the U.S., we can deliver reliable, responsive, and timely support to your project from our 16 office locations and are familiar with code and permitting requirements in every state