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SSOE Group

Location:

Headquarters:

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

Other Locations:

U.S. Locations: Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, California, Michigan, Tennessee, Nebreaska, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Minnesota, Washington D.C.
International Locations: China, Brazil, India.
For specific locations and offices see: http://www.ssoe.com/ssoe-locations/

Services:

Design, Engineering, Construction/Project Management, Technology services, Energy, Procurement, Site Selection, Data/Fire Security, Master Planning.

History:

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.  In 2005, SSOE opened its first international office in china.  This office now houses the largest SSOE office outside of the U.S.  In 2008, SSOE began hiring construction managers and is currently providing all the services necessary in the design and construction of a building.  Today, SSOE embraces change as it constantly transforms and develops into the international community.

Selected Projects:

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Cancer Center

Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant

Goodyear Dalian Production Company (no image found)

Pearl City FoodPort first-of-its-kind sector specific SEZ for food processing (no image found)

National Security Campus in Kansas City, MO (no image found)

Written by Guy Bergel

January 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

Atkins in North America

Employees:

18,000 worldwide

Engineering Degree Requirement:

Hired upon graduation: B.S. in Engineering
Otherwise: P.E. license

Revit Use: yes

Headquarters:

4030 West Boy Scout Boulevard
Suite 700
Tampa, Fl
Telephone: 813-282-7275

Additional Offices:

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Washington DC.

Texas Locations: Houson, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, Tyler, Woodlands.

U.S. Offices: approximately 75 locations

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/

Services:

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

History:

WS Atkains and Partners was established by Sir William Atkins in 1938 at London.  At its founding, it was primarily a structural engineering firm.  Following the 1940’s 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.

Engineering Spotlight:

Sir William Sydney Atkins was born in 1902  in London, England.  He was the the foundter of Atkins, an engineering consultancy.  He worked as a structural engineer for various firms including Dorman Long, and Smith Walker.  In 1938 he started his own firm.  He gained reputation after designing the new steelworks at Port Talbot.  He was knighted in 1976 and also became an Honorary Freeman of Epsom and Ewel in Surrey.  Sir William Atkins died in 1989.

Selected Projects:

Burj Al Arab

Bahrain World Trade Center
Tianjin World Financial Center
Extension of Masjid Al-Haram
Bay Pointe

Written by Guy Bergel

January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

AECOM Technology Corporation

Location:

Worldwide headquarters:

555 South Flower Street, Suite 3700 Los Angeles, CA
Telephone: 1.213.593.8000

Other Locations:

New York, NY
London, England
Russia
Shatin, China
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Brisbane, Australia
Services:

Architecture
Building Engineering
Construction
Design and Planning
Economics
Energy
Environment
Government
Mining
Oil and Gas
Program Management
Program, Cost, Consultancy
Transportation
Water Resources

History:

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 vareity of positions including Arhitects, 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 1 in the ENR Top 500 Design Firms.

Selected Projects:

Biodiesel plant, Hong Kong

Cleveland Clinic

Envision Energy Headquarters

2 Victoria Avenue

Grand Lisboa

 

Written by Guy Bergel

January 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

Kohn Pederson and Fox

Locations

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:

London
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Seoul
Abu Dhabi

History

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