SSOE Group’s Jennifer Bohn and Amy Cope Earn Specialized Healthcare Credentials

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 19, 2020 – SSOE Group (, 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. Read more

SSOE Welcomes Three New Professionals to their Southeast Operations Team

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 30, 2020 – SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce the addition of three new professionals to their rapidly growing Southeast operations team. They are excited to welcome Davis Burton, Amy Cope, and Alex Costakis to their healthcare, commercial, and education business unit. Read more

SSOE Group Provides A/E Services for American Family Care

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 5, 2020 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, has partnered with American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent and accessible primary care, to provide A/E services on franchise projects across the United States, increasing access to healthcare for Americans. AFC selected SSOE for these projects due to their full-service capabilities. Read more

Medical Construction and Design Article: “Furnishing Comfort, Convenience, and Durability”

Jen Hrosko, IIDA, NCIDQ, CHID, Senior Interior Designer at SSOE Group, recently authored an article in Medical Construction and Design which explains how the future of healthcare design is changing to keep up with modern trends. Waiting and patient room designs are now being focused on the demand for more comfortable and multifunctional furnishings that invite the feeling of home. Read more

SSOE Group Completes Engineering, Architectural, and Interior Design Services for Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s New Toledo-Area Headquarters

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 24, 2019 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is excited to announce that they provided engineering, architectural, and interior design services to Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM) for the firm’s new Toledo-area headquarters in Arrowhead Park. GJM is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Read more

College Planning & Management Article: “The Planning and Design of Workforce Development Centers”

Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Principal and Architectural Department Manager for SSOE’s Healthcare, Commercial, and Education (HCE) Division recently authored an article in College Planning & Management. In this article, he shares best practices in the design of workforce development centers in higher education settings. Read more

SSOE Group Expands Healthcare Team with Senior Healthcare Planner, Scott Courtney

TROY, Michigan, April 25, 2018 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce the addition of a new dedicated healthcare professional, Scott Courtney. Scott’s addition is just one example of how SSOE continues to move forward with its strategic commitment to expanding the firm’s healthcare portfolio and depth of resources to deliver great client service. Read more

SSOE Group’s Sonny Hamizadeh to Succeed Joe Kunkle as Architectural Department Manager of Firm’s Healthcare, Commercial, and Education Business Unit

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 23, 2018 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that Joe Kunkle, AIA, NCARB, PE, LEED AP, Architectural Department Manager, is retiring from the firm after nearly 35 years of service. The firm has appointed S. Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Senior Account Executive, to immediately take over the Architectural Department Manager position, leading the firm’s rapidly growing healthcare, commercial, and education (HCE) business unit. Read more

Nashville’s Stratford STEM Magnet High School Renovation Project Receives LEED® Silver Certification with Design and LEED® Consultation by SSOE Group

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 10, 2017 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce the successful LEED® certification of Stratford STEM Magnet School. A public school in Nashville, Tennessee, operated by Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, the facility can house up to 1,200 full-time students in grades 9 – 12. Last month, it received LEED Silver certification under the LEED BD+C: Schools (v2009) rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Read more

Lab Manager Magazine Article: “Increase Transparency for Your Lab’s Products and Services”

Industry survivors must embrace shifting paradigms in order to remain competitive in the private sector.

Suzan Huff, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Master Architect at SSOE, recently authored an article in Lab Manager Magazine highlighting three concepts trending in commercial laboratory design: flexibility, transparency, and positive branding. With traditional lab practices changing, the spaces themselves are being modified to accommodate. In addition to creating open, adaptable spaces, Suzan also recommends incorporating movable / convertible items, such as furniture, to create an easily transformable, dynamic group environment and interior and exterior image branding to better appeal to the public. Read more

American School and University Magazine Article: “Laboratory Retriever”

Joe Kunkle, AIA, PE, LEED AP, Principal Account Executive at SSOE Group, and Lance Mushung, AIA, NCARB, Architect, co-authored this article featured in American School and University Magazine. Kunkle and Mushung, who have over 60 years of combined industry experience, confer on the subject of casework reuse. Whether you’re aiming for a LEED® certified project or significant casework cost savings, the shortcuts offered by this resourceful twosome will lead you down the right path. Read more

ENR Article: “Design Professionals Must Embrace VDC to Improve Their Profession and Projects”

John Gill, PE, PMP, LEED AP, SSOE’s Director of VDC, was recently published in Engineering News-Record (ENR) discussing the topic of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Gill has over 20 years of industry experience and was responsible for the implementation of SSOE’s VDC program. He writes on the many strengths the VDC framework has to offer our industry, and offers some tips for implementing a solid foundation on your next project. Read more

Giving clients more for their money through innovative software

In our latest newsletter, we are highlighting the outstanding performance of Jonathan Bolbach and Mark LaBell, winners of SSOE’s Founder’s Award. Their accomplishment — developing the AutoNavis software application — met two of the award’s key criteria: delivering exceptional value to clients by saving them time, trouble, and money and implementing an innovation that leads to improved processes and quality. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Bob Howell as the Next President and CEO

Toledo, Ohio – June 3, 2014-— SSOE’s Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Bob Howell to be the next President and CEO of SSOE Group—a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm . Effective December 3, 2014, Bob Howell will assume the reins from current CEO, Tony Damon, who announced his plans to retire late last year.

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Health Facilities Management Magazine Article: “Saving Money by Selecting the Right Finishes”

Lynne Gochenour, Senior Interior Designer at SSOE, highlights the importance of selecting the right interiors for health care facilities. A welcoming and friendly atmosphere attracts patients and has a direct relation to customer satisfaction. The key issue most facilities face is balancing an attractive environment with budget constraints. Gochenour outlines cost-effective measures health care facilities can take in order to find the right balance in Health Facilities Management Magazine’s September 2013 issue.

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SSOE Group and Evergreen EDC Announce Merger

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 14, 2013 – SSOE Group, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, and Evergreen EDC, a multidiscipline engineering, design, and construction management firm, today announced a merger of the firms. The merger will expand both firms’ geographic reach as well as provide their clients access to enhanced services and resources. The merged entity will operate under the SSOE Group name after a brief transition period.

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