January 2017: SGA Design Group Announces New Hires, Promotions

SGA Design Group announces new hires, promotions:

Tulsa, Okla. – SGA Design Group, a leading national architecture firm, is pleased to announce three leadership promotions and twelve new hires. Four of these fifteen individuals were previously employed by SGA and joined the firm for a second time after pursuing other interests and opportunities.

Travis Hager, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C has been promoted to Sr. Associate. Travis was first hired in 2001 and spent almost 2 years working for SGA before moving to Lexington, SC. He moved back to Tulsa and rejoined the firm in 2012. Travis is a licensed architect in the state of South Carolina. He is a member of AIA, NCARB certified, and LEED® BD+C accredited and brings over 18 years of experience in a broad variety of project types including K-12, higher education, senior living, religious, residential, and retail.   Travis graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and recently received a Post Disaster certification by CAL-OES.

Jeff Dalton, AIA has been promoted to Associate. Jeff first worked for SGA from June 2010 until March 2014 and rejoined the firm in 2015. Jeff currently helps lead SGA’s team responsible for developing prototypes and nationwide site-adapt projects for Bridgestone. His previous experience included restaurant and residential design and he has worked on projects including the Church on the Move, an historic preservation project in downtown Tulsa, and various medical office buildings. Jeff graduated in 2010 from Kansas State University and in 2013 he obtained his architectural license in KS.

Brandy Timm has been promoted to Associate. Over the past 5 years, Brandy has helped manage all aspects of SGA’s financial project management and reporting. She has over 15 years of experience in project accounting and analysis. Brandy obtained a Bachelor of International Business degree from Phillips University.

With the promotion of Travis, Brandy, and Jeff, SGA’s leadership group includes thirteen Associates, eight Sr. Associates, and eight Principals. As SGA continues to expand its client base and services, the firm has hired new staff with specialized expertise to support its capabilities. These individuals join an experienced, highly-qualified team of professionals who provide architectural services for projects located coast to coast.

Elizabeth Craw, Assoc. IIDA joins SGA after working for 4 years as a structural Revit/CAD technician. She holds an associate’s degree in architectural CAD from Northwest Arkansas Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design with a focus in sustainable design from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Lakewood, CO.

Ivan Dubikovsky, AIA rejoins SGA as a BIM lead after having spent a few years gaining other experience. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, certified by NCARB and is a Revit Architecture 2017 Certified Professional.  Ivan is a graduate of Ball State University and is a licensed architect. Ivan is also currently serving as the Secretary for the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Chelsey Elliott has rejoined SGA as a Senior CAD Technician. Chelsey has several years of CAD technician experience and she holds a Technical Certificate for CAD Drafting and Design Technician from Drumright Central Technology Center.

Tiffani Gudenkauf joins SGA as an Operations Team Administrator, with nearly 10 years of administrative and quality assurance experience. Tiffani attended Cowley County College.

Bethany Lea, LEED® AP comes to SGA with substantial interior design experience. Bethany is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she obtaineda  bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.

Austin Mackenzie joins SGA as a Revit/CAD technician. He holds certifications from Autodesk in Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Inventor as well as a Cad Technician Certificate of Competency. Austin is also a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and earned 1st place in Architectural drafting in the Skills USA Competition.

Stephanie Minguez has joined SGA as a Project Manager supporting the firm’s entitlement activities. Her experience in civil engineering and planning projects with various local and state municipalities will further strengthen SGA’s well-established entitlement group. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University.

Russ Owens will support SGA in the role of Senior Project Manager. Russ has almost 30 years of experience in the construction industry with nearly the last two decades of it working as a Construction Manager and Project/Prototype Manager with a leading national retailer.

Elizabeth Robertson, Assoc. AIA joins SGA after having worked in the field for several years. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Elizabeth is also an ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner.

Chelsey Schimmels, Assoc. IIDA joins SGA after having obtained valuable interior design experience working as an intern for Long Range Facilities Planning at her alma mater, Oklahoma State University. Chelsey graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s degree in interior design.

Samantha Wendland comes to SGA with prior experience in billing and accounts receivable in the oil and gas industry. She has assumed the role of Billing Specialist and is currently attending Rogers State University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Laura Wimer, Assoc. ASLA joins SGA after having most recently worked in the area of civil and pipeline design.   Laura holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma.

“We are very excited about SGA’s future, and these individuals will help us continue to deliver on our commitment to exceed our clients’ expectations. Their knowledge and experience will enable us to offer expanded services to support not only our firm’s goals, but each of our client’s unique needs,” said Christopher B. Goble, President & CEO, SGA Design Group. 

About SGA Design Group:

SGA is an established architectural leader focusing on volume programs for retail and medical office. Our extensive experience includes architectural prototype development, multi-project rollout, entitlement, permitting, sustainable design, and construction services.

Contact Information:

1437 South Boulder, Suite 550

Tulsa, OK 74119.3609

Telephone: +1 (918) 587-8600

Company Website: www.sgadesigngroup.com

Twitter: @SGA_Designs