SSOE Welcomes Award-Winning Healthcare Planner and Designer

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SSOE welcomes Matthew Kennedy, RA, ACHA as a Senior Associate

Matthew Kennedy, RA, ACHA, Senior Associate to the role of Healthcare Account Executive.

SSOE, one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, continues its rapid expansion announcing the appointment of Matthew Kennedy, RA, ACHA, Senior Associate to the role of Healthcare Account Executive. Matt will be responsible for strategic facility planning, programming and overall design direction for healthcare projects. Matt will support the growth of SSOE’s Domestic and International Healthcare Operations.

Mr. Kennedy brings nearly 20 years of experience to SSOE as both an architect and a consultant--working exclusively in the healthcare industry. His expertise and knowledge has played a pivotal role in projects with significant healthcare clients such as Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California; Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York; and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

“The addition of Matt Kennedy brings SSOE’s clients extraordinary experience in the healthcare industry. His strategic approach to planning and design enables clients to address both the design of their facility and the need to provide excellent patient care while keeping costs competitive and maintaining efficient operations. He has worked on a variety of award winning projects and we are excited to have him on our team." said David Verner, AIA, Senior Vice President of Healthcare.

Matt has worked on many significant and award winning projects including the Spectrum Health, Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, Grand Rapids, MI (2007 Pebble Projects, Center for Healthcare Design Citation Award); DeVos Children's Radiology Center, Grand Rapids, MI (2003 VISTA Honorable Mention) and the Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, FL (Pebble Projects, Center for Healthcare Design Citation Award, Academy on the Architecture for Health).

He was a contributing writer to Chi Plan: A Space Planning Guide for Health Care Facilities and has given numerous presentations to organizations such as the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, the Construction Owners Association of America and the Academy on the Architecture for Health at key conferences.

Matt is a registered architect and a member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. He was also past president and Regional Director of AIA Mid-Michigan and is in the process of LEED Accreditation. He received both his Masters and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. He has also attended Harvard University through the Office of Executive Education for continuing education.

About SSOE

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, SSOE, Inc. is an international design firm and ranks 8th among the nation’s largest engineering and architecture firms (Building Design and Construction, 2007). Demonstrating fast and consistent growth, 2007 marks the third consecutive year the company has grown its revenue more than 25 percent. SSOE has also been named one of nine Best AEC Firms to Work For (Building Design and Construction, 2007) and as one of the fastest-growing US architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms by ZweigWhite, Hot List 2007.

With 1000 employees and multi-disciplined LEED™ accredited professionals employed in 18 offices around the world the company has earned a solid reputation in facility design for the healthcare, retail, automotive and science and technology markets, as well as process engineering for the alternative energy, biofuels, chemical, food and beverage, glass and personal care industries. While completing projects in 48 states and 32 countries around the world, SSOE has achieved 60 years of excellence in engineering and architectural design. Visit http://www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

Contact:

Danielle Benninger

SSOE, Inc.

Office: 419.255.3830

dbenninger @ ssoe.com

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