TOLEDO, Ohio, November 19, 2020 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that Jennifer Bohn earned her Board Certificate in healthcare architecture from The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and Amy Cope earned the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) certificate.
Jennifer Bohn, AIA, EDAC, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Architect and Healthcare Business Leader at SSOE, recently passed her ACHA accredited examination. The goal of ACHA is to transform healthcare through better-built environments. The entire certification process is designed to recognize the expertise of architects who have substantial experience in all aspects of healthcare architecture projects. Architects who earn the ACHA credential have had their healthcare experience and knowledge independently evaluated and approved through the application, portfolio, and testing process. It’s a stamp of approval that differentiates architects with specialized healthcare skills for their clients, employers, and colleagues. Jennifer joins the ranks of over 450 active ACHA colleagues in the U.S. and Canada who have received this important architectural credential.
Jennifer commented on her recent accreditation, “I believe being an ACHA certified architect brings value to our clients. It gives them the confidence that we have experience and knowledge specific to the healthcare industry and have a pulse on the upcoming trends and requirements.” Jennifer is a Lawrence Technological University graduate with both a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture. She works in SSOE’s Troy, Michigan office and specializes in coordinating projects from schematic design through substantial completion, supporting the firm’s healthcare, commercial, and education operations with her more than 15 years of experience.
Amy Cope, IIDA, RID, EDAC, NCIDQ, CHID, Section Manager at SSOE, recently earned the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) certificate. Passage of the examination and earning the CHID credential signifies that the recipient has met the standards for education, experience, and examination and is a certified healthcare interior designer. The CHID examination is a rigorous assessment requiring examinees to demonstrate competence in a variety of aspects that affect the healthcare interior environment. The examination covers acute care, ambulatory care, and residential healthcare facilities.
Amy commented regarding her certification, “I am so excited to have earned my CHID. This certification is a validation of expertise in the field of healthcare design. I felt that obtaining it was a professional milestone that would further enhance my qualifications as a healthcare interior designer, providing enhanced benefits to our clients.” Amy is now one of two certified healthcare interior designers within SSOE.
Amy is a Virginia College, Birmingham Campus graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. She works in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office and specializes in acute care, outpatient, and diagnostic interior design. She is also experienced in providing comprehensive services such as furniture, finishes, equipment planning, interior signage, and artwork coordination. With over 17 years of experience in healthcare, she supports the firm’s healthcare, commercial, and education operations.