Welcome Desert Administrators! 
Southern Arizona Chapter of the Society for Design Administration

Welcome to the Southern Arizona Chapter Website!

A view of downtown Tucson, Arizona from atop "A" Mountain

Mission Statement

To promote the exchange of ideas and to educate its members in the related disciplines of design firm administration.

What is SDA?
SDA enhances the professional development and personal growth of its members, and consequently the development and growth of their respective companies.  SDA provides networking opportunities both locally and nationally, as well as educational resources in five Professional Emphasis Groups (PEGs); Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Office Administration, and Project Management.

Who is SDA?

For over 46 years, the Society for Design Administration (SDA), has promoted education and best practices in management and professional standards of design firm administrative personnel.  SDA Membership stretches across the United States and Canada and is composed of personnel in the design profession, including architecture, engineering, construction, landscape, and interior design.  The Southern Arizona chapter is composed of members from firms within the City of Tucson and surrounding areas.

... About SACSDA ...

SACSDA is dedicated to the educational and professional standards of support staff in design and construction firms across the United States and Canada.  Through the exchange of ideas, methods and materials, SDA provides these learning tools for the professional.

Membership is composed of people who represent the administrative segment of design professional and construction offices: office managers; human resource staff; records managers; controllers; marketing or PR managers and coordinators; executive or administrative assistants who are employed in design and construction firms; design school professionals; state licensing boards; and, other related disciplines.  SDA is dedicated to the design and construction profession and welcomes the opportunity to share its expertise.

Administrators of A/E and construction firms throughout Tucson organized the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Society for Design Administration in July 1996.  We are the first in Arizona!  We meet at noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Viscount Suite Hotel.

What can SDA do for you?
"In 1998, I was introduced to an administrator in a local architecture firm who was a member of SACSDA... During my first SDA chapter meeting, it became evident that this was a group of very passionate individuals who worked closely as a group to achieve common goals... The opportunities that have been afforded to me and the career advancement that I have achieved, are a direct result of the support and education received through my membership with SDA." 

Tami M. Griffin, CDFA
                                                  Western Technologies Inc.

Want to know more about SDA on a national level?
The Society for Design Administration

Interested in joining?
By becoming a member of SDA, you have access to information geared towards design firm administrative personnel.  To find out more, visit our Membership page.

Come see what SACSDA has to offer you!
Join us for our monthly lunch meetings held the fourth Tuesday of every month.
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Viscount Suites Hotel
4855 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona

Recycling Empty Printer Cartridges = CA$H for Kidstruction - Tomorrow's Designers!
In collaboration with Cartridge World Tucson, we can raise cash for SDA's Kidstruction by either dropping off empty cartridges at the store location listed below or by using their services as a cartridge supplier for your office.  A percentage of every purchase coming back to Kidstruction!  All empty cartridges count: inkjet, laser, black or color.

Cartridge World Tucson
4592 E. Broadway (1 Block W. of Swan, Midstar Plaza) 325-7979

Contact Information:
Tami Griffin
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