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SSOE Group



1001 Madison Avenue Toledo, OH 43604
Telephone: (419) 255-3830

Other Locations:

U.S. Locations:

  • Alliance, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus OH
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Lima, OH
  • Midland, MI
  • Nashville, TN
  • Portland, OR
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Toledo, OH
  • Troy, MI

International Locations: Mexico, India

Number of Employees: 1,100 employees


Architecture, Program Management, Historic Preservation, Engineering, Site Evaluation, Data/Fire/Security (DFS), Construction Management, Master Planning, Procurement, Project Management, Interior Design, Sustainable Design


Al Samborn, a Structural Engineer, decided to become a founder of an engineering firm in 1948, following his military service.  He determined to create a firm based upon excellent project delivery.  Later throughout the firms years, engineers Jack Steketee, Burrie Otis, and John Evans joined the firm and developed it as a full A/E firm called SSOE.  Around the 1960’s, roughly 15 years following the firms founding, it began gaining national recognition, especially in the midwest as they began integrating advanced technologies into their practices.  As of 2021, SSOE embraced a new mission statement, “to deliver unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry,” positions SSOE at the forefront of change, driven by SSOE’s digital transformation strategy.

Selected Projects:

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Cancer Center

Barbara Loar Branch Library 


State House Restoration (South Carolina)

New Guest and Welcome Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Expansion of Cancer Treatment Facilities at Slidell Memorial Regional Cancer Center

Ohio Bureau Of Criminal Identification and Investigation at BGSU (Bowling Green State University)

Written by Guy Bergel

January 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

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