Welcome to SDA Dallas Chapter

For 60 YEARS the Society for Design Administration (SDA) has been providing accredited education, best management practices, and training on professional standards to help design firm personnel grow professionally. Our membership stretches across the United States and Canada and is composed of personnel in the architecture, engineering, construction, landscape, and interior design professions.

About Us

Learn, Lead, and Make a Difference. SDA’s mission is to promote the exchange of ideas and to educate our members in the related disciplines of design firm administration.


Find out about upcoming events and how you can attend.


Through the Dallas Chapter, you’ll have access to local and national programs to get involved, meet new people, and develop essential leadership skills.

“SDA membership has promoted professional and personal growth for me. Through networking, leadership opportunities, community involvement, and educational programs, I am more involved in the A/E/C industry on a consistent basis. From the time that I joined my exposure to relevant available resources has increased by 50%. As a result, my effectiveness and productivity levels at work has increased significantly.”

Brooke Simcik, VAI Architects (Dallas, TX)

“Upon entering the Design Profession in 1983, my principal handed me a construction dictionary and an application to join SDA, and although both proved invaluable, my membership in SDA provided me with the tools I needed to lead some large architect firms in Dallas and the National SDA organization. It also became the catalyst to start my own placement recruiting firm and consulting services. I feel SDA’s “resources” and “value membership” benefit not only me, as a design professional, but also the firms and candidates I represent and serve today in our Industry.”

B. Carole Steadham, SDA/C, Hon. AIA | Past SDA National President


SDA Dallas is a local chapter of SDA National. Our purpose is to advance and educate administrative professionals in the A/E/C industry.

Dallas Chapter

Reach out so we can connect you to resources, networking, and community outreach opportunities to build personal and professional growth.

Mary Jacobs | Dallas Chapter President WDG Architecture Dallas, PLLC sdadallassuccess@gmail.com
(214) 939-7937

National Chapter

Stephanie Kirschner | Executive Director Society for Design Administration HQ admin@sdanational.com
(513) 268-5302
7014 Old US Highway 68
Georgetown, OH 45121