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. Continue Reading →

Laboratory Design Magazine Article: “Univ. of South Carolina, Horizon I Research Facility, Columbia, S.C.”

SSOE was featured in this Laboratory Design Magazine article highlighting a recently constructed five-story, 125,000 SF science and technology facility for which SSOE provided mechanical and electrical services, in addition to fire protection construction documents. This facility, referred to as Horizon I, supports programs in engineering, technology, scientific research, and industrial development of alternative energy sources—also serving to adjoin the University of South Carolina’s main campus and its “new urban ‘innovista’ research campus. Continue Reading →

University Business Magazine Article: “How Are Colleges Retooling for Sustainability”

Joe Kunkle, AIA, PE, LEED AP, principal account executive at SSOE Group, recently authored an article in University Business Magazine, turning the spotlight on ways universities are now preparing their students for an economically sustainable future, while also shifting their perceptions and values in a greener direction. Continue Reading →

Building Design + Construction Magazine Article: “AEC Professionals Weigh In On School Security”

Building Design + Construction Magazine’s January 2014 issue features a survey of Building Team representatives that assesses current trends toward increased school safety measures as a result of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Lance Mushung, AIA, NCARB, Architect at SSOE, comments on best practices for upgrading school security systems. Continue Reading →

Two SSOE Facilities Experts to Present at MAPPA/MiAPPA 2013 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, September 3, 2013 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Jim Otte, NICET IV, Data / Fire / Security Specialist, and Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Senior Account Manager, both of SSOE, have been selected to present at the 2013 MAPPA/MiAPPA Educational Conference and Annual Meeting to be held October 27-31, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Otte and Hamizadeh will present a session focused on advancements in education security and learning technologies and how they are improving educational facilities, reducing costs, and increasing the safety, security, and learning environment of students. Continue Reading →

AIA Honors SSOE Group with Design Award for Renovation of Jesup W. Scott High School

Toledo, Ohio, May 24, 2013 — SSOE Group (, 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. Continue Reading →