SSOE Group Celebrates Start of Construction for Ascend Elements’ Apex 1 Greenfield EV Battery Materials Manufacturing Facility in Kentucky

$1 Billion Investment to Produce Sustainable Lithium-Ion Cathode Active Material for Electric Vehicles HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky, November 7, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, recently attended the ceremonial groundbreaking for Ascend Elements’ 500,000 SF greenfield facility in Southwest Kentucky, known as “Apex 1.” The facility will reside on a 140-acre campus and will utilize the fast-growing start-up company’s innovative Hydro-to-Cathode™ direct precursor synthesis process technology. SSOE, providing preliminary design services for the first-of-its-kind facility, is part of the design / build team with construction partners Turner and Kokosing, who also attended the groundbreaking. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group to Serve as Architect and Engineer on YKK AP’s New Residential Products Manufacturing Facility in Georgia

Added Capacity, Advanced Technology, and Enhanced Work Environments will Position YKK AP and its Employees for Sustainable Growth ATLANTA, Georgia, August 16, 2022 – YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) announced it will invest up to up to $125 million in an expansion that will include a new residential window and door manufacturing facility and additional machinery and equipment in Macon, Georgia. The facility will serve as a model plant for the company’s future North American manufacturing plants, featuring advanced sustainable manufacturing and enhanced work environments for employees. SSOE Group will serve as architects and engineers and JE Dunn Construction will serve as the construction manager for the Macon manufacturing facility. Continue Reading →

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson’s Kimpton Sylvan Hotel Receives Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 13, 2022 – SSOE | S&W (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel received The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2022 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation. The Georgia Trust is one of the country’s leading statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations, working for the revitalization of Georgia’s diverse historic resources and advocates, their appreciation, protection, and use. The Excellence in Rehabilitation Award is presented annually for projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations, or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value. Continue Reading →

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson Receives Building Design + Construction 2021 Building Team Award for Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies Project

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, March 29, 2022 – SSOE | S&W (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced its recent 2021 Building Team Award from Building Design+Construction (BD+C) magazine. The firm received the Bronze Award for its Charleston County School District’s Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies project—the seventh design award earned by the firm in the past year alone. Continue Reading →

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson’s Laura Morton Receives 2022 Emerging Professional Award from AIA Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia, May 6, 2022 – SSOE | S&W (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Laura Morton, AIA, Senior Architect, was awarded the 2022 Emerging Professional Award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Georgia). The Emerging Professional Award recognizes an AIA member who has furthered the objectives of the AIA, the architectural profession, and neighboring communities. Winners were revealed at the AIA Georgia Design & Honor Awards, hosted at Ponce City Market’s Rooftop Venue in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue Reading →

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson’s Robby Aull and Keith Branham Named to SCBIZ Magazine’s Power Lists

Aull Named to 2021 Architects Power List, Branham Named to 2022 Engineers Power List COLUMBIA, South Carolina, March 22, 2022 – SSOE | S&W, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that Senior Vice President Robby Aull, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, was named to SCBIZ Magazine’s 2021 Architects Power List, which was announced at the end of last year. Additionally, Vice President Keith Branham, PE, LEED AP, was named to the publication’s 2022 Engineers Power List. These lists are compiled by the SCBIZ editorial team, who analyzed industry data and considered individuals with demonstrated vision and action in serving their profession, as well as the professional excellence that commitment provides to places of work and life. Continue Reading →