SSOE Ranked #1 Semiconductor Design Firm in 2019 ENR Sourcebook

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 12, 2019 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce their annual Engineering News Record (ENR) rankings, including the firm’s first #1 spot as the Top Semiconductor Design Firm. The rankings were published in the 2019 Engineering News-Record (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 2018.

SSOE’s 2019 ENR rankings are as follows:

#1     Semiconductor Design Firm
#5     Manufacturing Design Firm
#6     Automotive Plant Design Firm
#8     Food & Beverage Design Firm
#18   Chemical Plant Design Firm
#20   Industrial Process Design Firm
#116   Top 500 Design Firm

Vince DiPofi, PE, Chief Operating Officer—recently selected as the next President and CEO of SSOE—remarked, “SSOE has always viewed prominence in our markets as a key indicator of delivering our mission: making our clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. With four Top 10 rankings and six Top 20, it reinforces our long-held position as one of the premiere design firms in the industrial and manufacturing sector. We’re especially proud of this year’s #1 ranking in semiconductor and congratulate our team for their hard work and appreciate our clients for their loyalty.”

SSOE’s Catherine Myers, PE, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology Business Unit Manager, was also featured in the ENR cover story, “The Top 500 Design Firms: The Market Keeps Growing”. She provided insight on trends most affecting design markets, the profession, or the overall AEC industry, commenting, “Our client base has widened to include both General and Trade Contractors, in addition to the end user. As we contract with these different groups, this leads to consideration of alternate methods of project delivery.”

Myers responded to SSOE’s #1 ranking in semiconductor stating, “To be named the top ranked semiconductor design firm in the U.S., in addition to our Top 5 International Semiconductor Design Firm ranking, is both an honor and accomplishment. Our long success is predicated on bringing value to our clients, and this ranking speaks to our employees’ dedication and ability to do just that—providing cost-effective, time-sensitive, and innovative solutions to meet our client’s needs. We are committed to continue providing excellent service to our semiconductor clients.”

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About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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