As a national architectural firm, we make sure that we’re up to date with the latest developments in topics such as construction trends, energy efficiency and environmental issues. By affiliating ourselves with key organizations in these areas, we’re able to provide our clients with the most current information and the most modern facilities – and often save them time and money in the process.


The American Institute of Architects

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.


The American Institute of Architecture Students | Design Alliance

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. AIAS Design Alliance firms are members of a network that wishes to connect with students, values the mentoring process and desires to inspire, and be inspired by, the next generation of design leaders.


The International Council of Shopping Centers

Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.


International Code Council

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. It’s vision is to protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities.


Modular Building Institute

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members are manufacturers, contractors, and dealers in two distinct segments of the industry – permanent modular construction (PMC) and relocatable buildings (RB). It is MBI’s mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach and education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high-quality modular designs and facilities.


The U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.


Energy Star

ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR works with public and private sector organizations to improve the energy and financial performance of their business, offer better comfort and health, better quality and a higher return on their investment. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, SGA Design Group works with clients to design and build more energy efficient buildings with reduced environmental impact.


Bentonville / Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce is to serve our members as the voice of the business community; to promote planned economic growth; to foster community interaction and provide information, leadership, and support in the Bentonville/Bella Vista community.


UPS Carbon Neutral Program

The UPS Carbon Neutral Program offers customers the ability to counter balance the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the transport of their packages through carbon offsetting. This means that for every tonne of CO2 a package produces in transportation, an equivalent amount of CO2 is saved by a verified emission reduction project somewhere else in the world. By participating in the UPS carbon neutral program, SGA supports emissions reduction projects that help mitigate the climate impact of shipping their parcels.