SSOE’s Lauren Collier Named a 2023 Autodesk Construction Champion

TOLEDO, Ohio, September 1, 2023 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Lauren Collier, Director of Project Technology at SSOE, has been named a 2023 Autodesk Construction Champion. The Autodesk Construction Champions is an annual, global awards program that recognizes 25 construction thought leaders who are making waves in the industry by driving innovation and change. Learn more about Collier by viewing her Construction Champion profile here.

Starting her career at SSOE in 2007 as a BIM / CAD Technical Specialist, Collier quickly established herself as a thought leader within SSOE and throughout the industry. As SSOE’s Director of Project Technology, Collier is responsible for leading a diverse group of VDC technology leaders, software DevOps, and model managers focusing on implementing new and innovative technologies, processes, and best practices in design and construction.

Scott Thompson, Vice President of Technology at SSOE, commented, “Through strategic planning and execution, Lauren has driven operational efficiency throughout SSOE’s business. She has kept SSOE on the leading edge of technology, driving value for our clients and creating a differentiation for SSOE. Lauren has been a leader in gaining efficiency and improving SSOE’s project delivery performance by introducing and driving adoption of the company’s technology. She is dedicated to her team’s success. Lauren’s contributions and team leadership have enhanced SSOE’s standing in the AEC industry and will continue to lead the firm into the future.”

In addition to being named a 2023 Construction Champion, Collier recently worked with Autodesk to develop a Master Class video series, which launched in June 2022. View the Master Class series here. That same year, Collier was also named an Autodesk 40 Under 40: Champion of Construction which is an annual, global awards program that recognizes professionals in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry under the age of 40 for their creativity, forward-thinking, and dedication.

Over the past decade, Collier has been featured in and/or authored 25 articles, several appearing in well-known industry-leading publications such as Building Design + Construction, Engineering News-Record, ARCHITECT Magazine, Area Development, Lab Manager, and Plant Engineering. Additionally, she has participated in over 15 industry speaking engagements presenting multiple sessions at past Autodesk University conferences and some at smaller-scale events aimed at encouraging students to pursue STEM careers. Despite a heavy workload, Collier still finds time to regularly help with youth mentorship efforts at events such as Engineer for a Day. Her consistent presence and outstanding expertise not only position her as a thought leader but also positively contributes to the construction industry as well.

For additional information about the 2023 Autodesk Construction Champions, click here.

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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