Toledo, Ohio, May 24, 2013 — SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm is proud to announce it has been honored with an award for their renovation of Jesup W. Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Annual Toledo Design Awards honors design excellence for public and private buildings as well as projects of distinction.
SSOE, as a member of Allied Toledo Architects, worked in conjunction with Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) to perform the building renovation for this 1913 facility. SSOE set out to accomplish five primary objectives on this project: preserve the historic landmark in the Old West End of Toledo, recreate a modern school in a timeless structure, maintain TPS traditions in a building that has served as a teaching environment for nearly a century, employ sustainable practices to meet or exceed LEED® Silver certification requirements, and transform Jesup W. Scott High School back to its original grandeur.
SSOE performed design and engineering services for this $42 million building renovation, choosing to focus on the use of current technology to enhance the building’s original features. The upgrade included a replacement of damaged exterior building materials, installation of energy efficient windows, and the use of lighting concepts that reflect period design and maximize natural light through the reclamation of original skylights and high ceilings. New HVAC, electrical, security, and technology systems were rerouted throughout the building and the school’s media center and classrooms were given a 21st century upgrade. SSOE also functioned as the Project Team Administrator for the 284,000 SF building renovation.
In addition to receiving the AIA Toledo Design Award, SSOE was also recognized with a Heritage Ohio Award in 2012 for “Best Public / Private Partnership”. The award recognizes “top achievements in preservation and revitalization” across Ohio communities.