Member Firms

AKF Group, Angela Douglas

Alliant Engineering, Inc., Mary-Jeanine Whalen and Sarah Poquette

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Janet Bucholdt, CDFA, Marie Tomala, CDFA, Jen Stodola, CDFA, Danika Larson, CDFA, Mariah Railsback, Elizabeth Foster and Kristi Martinez.

Collage Architects, Ellie Staricka

DJR Architecture, Inc., Joan Poss

Edward Farr Architects, Inc., Pam LaValle

Invision Architecture, LTD., Lynor Koch, CDFA

KOMA IInc., James Pluth

LHB, Becky Stumm, Laura Heck, Cheryl Luczak and Linda Nelson

LKPB Engineers, Sandy Beckel, CDFA 

MacDonald & Mack Architects, Karen Cooke

Michaud Cooley Erickson, Kim Tuzinski and Kay Johnson

Oertel Architects, Brenda Dever

Perkins & Will, Karen Severson

PlanForce Group, Courtney Ellis, CDFA

Pope Architects, Karen Oldenborg


The Mission of the Society for Design Administration is to promote the exchange of ideas and to provide educational opportunities, accredited through both SDA and AIA continuing education criteria, to members in the related disciplines of design firm administration or members of the organization and the design community.


Membership in a professional organization is evidence of your commitment to excellence as a member of your organization.  SDA is an organization comprised of office administrators, human resource managers, project administrators, marketing coordinators, IT managers, and finance managers in offices that are related to the design profession.  These positions are the core of the design industry, from making the day-to-day business decisions to providing assistance to their design teams.  SDA has over 1000 members nationally from architecture, engineering, construction, landscape architecture, and other design-related firms.  Whatever your administrative capacity with a design firm, SDA can help you continue your career growth and assist in your personal and professional development. 


To learn more about SDA and the benefits of membership, please visit our National Headquarters site or email the Minnesota Chapter President.


Membership Application


Upcoming Dates

Board Meeting

7:30 am, October 2, 2019

Alliant Engineering's Conference Room

733 South Marquette Avenue, Suite 700

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Chapter Meeting

11:45 am October 17, 2019

Cuningham Group

201 Main Street SE, Suite 325

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact Us

Minneapolis St Paul President

MJ Whalen

Alliant Engineering Inc.

733 South Marquette Avenue, Suite 700

Minneapolis, MN 55402

(612) 767-9312

Society for Design Administration Headquarters

Stephanie Kirschner

7014 Old US Highway 68

Georgetown, OH 45121

(513) 268-5300

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