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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

Atkins in North America


Selected Projects:

18,300 worldwide

Tampa, Fl

Additional Offices:
Aiken, SC
Alexandria, VA
Atlanta, GA
Calverton, MD
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Henderson, NV
Houston, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Lynnwood, WA
Melbourne, FL
Miami, FL
Oak Ridge, TN
Orlando, FL
Phoenix, AZ
Raleigh, NC
San Diego, CA
Sarasota, FL
Seattle, WA
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa, FL
Vestavia Hills, AL

International Offices: Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Singapore.

For specific locations and offices see: http://www.atkinsglobal.com/en/locations/

Applied Technologies
Construction Management
Emergency Management
Energy, Engineering
Environmental Restoration
Environmental Science and Planning
Federal Services
Innovative Financing for Programs and Projects
Landscape Architecture
Program Management
Watershed Management.

WS Atkins and Partners was established by Sir William Atkins in 1938 in London.  At its founding, it was primarily a structural engineering firm.  Following the 1940s Atkins began to transform into a multidisciplinary firm, hosting services that involve all the civil engineering fields, architecture, geomatics, and many more.  This firm now holds a major stock in the London Stock Exchange.  They are also primary engineers responsible for the 2012 Olympics to be held in London.  in 2010, PBSJ in North America merged to become Atkins in North America.  Atkins now holds offices all over the world in regions including North America, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia.

Written by Guy Bergel

January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers


Worldwide Headquarters:

13355 Noel Rd #400 Dallas, Texas 75240

Regional Headquarters:

Los Angeles, CA
London, England
Shatin, China
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Brisbane, Australia
Locations in 90 U.S. cities


Architecture and Design
Construction Management
Environmental Services
IT and Cybersecurity
Planning and Consulting
Program Management
Industrial and Commercial Operations and Maintenance
Ground Engineering
Risk Management and Resilience

Number of Employees: 86,000


AECOM was founded in 1990 by Richard G. Newman and various other coworkers at Ashland Inc. as a merger of several of Ashland’s entities.  The main purpose of AECOM is to make the world a better place.  AECOM strives for excellence in collaborating globally and delivering locally.  They currently hold a wide variety of positions including Architects, Engineers, Urban Planners, Environmental Scientists, and many more.  These workers collaborate together on projects ranging from skyscrapers to transportation systems and beyond.  AECOM is currently ranked number 2 in the ENR Top 500 Design Firms.

Selected Projects:

Bagong Senado New Senate Building, Manila, Philippines

Golden 1 Center
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

3 MiamiCentral, Miami, Florida
Istanbul New Airport's air traffic control tower was inspired by a tulip.
Istanbul Air Traffic Control Tower, Istanbul, Turkey
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center, New York

Written by Guy Bergel

January 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

Kohn Pederson and Fox


Main Office:

11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
United States

Contact Information:

Telephone: +1 212 977 6500
Email: info@kpf.com

Other offices:

Hong Kong
Abu Dhabi


Kohn Pederson and Fox was founded July 4, 1976 precisely 200 years following America’s independence.  The three founding architects A. Eugene Kohn, William Pederson, and Sheldon Fox envisioned an architecture firm which based its success on dialogue and communication.

The first projects began in the United States which included buildings such as 333 Wacker Lane in Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas.  These skyscrapers as well as some of the firm’s newer projects consist of a primarily glass façade wrapped around a skeleton that uniquely combines linear and curved features.

Some of the newer projects such as the pinnacle incorporate ideas such as a spiraling structural frame encompassed by glass or curved shell-like structures such as the Lotte Super Tower 123.  Kohn Pederson and Fox strive for the minimization of environmental impact and implementation of vernacular elements in their skyscrapers.

Selected Projects:

International Commerce Centre

Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas

The Pinnacle

Lotte Super Tower

Shanghai World Financial Center

Written by Guy Bergel

September 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Posted in Architects