Overview

At SDG Architects, we pride ourselves on our expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Our eclectic group of talented architects and designers makes SDG Architects the fresh, unique firm you are looking for to make your vision a reality. Each member of our firm brings a different perspective and their own method of expertise to balance out our diverse, yet unified team.

We are a small firm by design. Our firm size and structure allow us to work closely with each of our clients to build a meaningful relationship. We take the time to answer every question and involve our clients in every step of the design process. 

We also pride ourselves on having a female’s perspective. From our strong leadership in Beth, to the dependable support you desire, we are on-point when it comes to having the right insight and vision for a modern, distinctive design.

Our Team

Elizabeth “Beth” A. Windel, AIA

Founder & Principal Architect

CERTIFICATIONS 
Licensed in the States of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Colorado

AWARDS 
Herman Miller for Healthcare Intern Architect Scholarship Recipient, 2004

PUBLISHED WORKS 
“Analysis of Owner Quality Management Requirements in Design-Build Contracts,” OU Honors Thesis, 2003

AFFILIATIONS: 
American Institute of Architects 
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 
Oklahoma Board of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers 
University of Oklahoma College of Architecture Professional Advisory Board 
Girls on the Run of Southern Oklahoma, Past President, Current Board Member 
Oak Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees 
Leadership Ardmore, 2010 Graduate
Leadership American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma, 2015 Graduate
Leadership Oklahoma, Class 30

After completing her interior design degree at Brooks College of Design in Long Beach California, Beth worked as an intern with MVA Architects, where she focused on commercial tenant improvement projects. Challenged to advance in the field of design, she returned to school to complete her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated at the top of her class in 2003.

Beth spent six years with Miles Associates as an architectural intern and project coordinator where she gained valuable experience. In 2006, she relocated to southern Oklahoma to manage her former husband’s construction company while he was deployed overseas. In 2009, Beth became a Registered Architect and established Southern Design Group, LLC (now referred to as SDG Architects) in Ardmore, Oklahoma to return to her commercial design background.

In 2015, Governor Mary Fallin appointed Beth to the Board of Governors of the Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers of Oklahoma. She also serves on the University of Oklahoma Division of Architecture’s Professional Advisory Board and the Ardmore Historic Preservation Board.

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Bethany Jackson, AIA

Principal Architect

CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed in the State of Oklahoma and Texas

AFFILIATIONS
AIA, NCARB

Bethany Jackson previously a Principal of an Oklahoma City-Texas based Architecture Design firm, SMA Tandem, joined SDG Architects as a Principal in June 2019.  Mrs. Jackson has over 19 years of experience in the design industry.  Through her career, she has had the opportunity to work on local, national and international projects from corporate, ecclesiastical to healthcare.  She is a Registered Architect NCARB certified, a Registered Interior Designer (RID), and NCIDQ certified.  She has a unique educational background holding 3 degrees of a Masters in Construction Administration, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Interior Design all from The University of Oklahoma.  With a heart to serve, she has traveled to third world countries with future hopes to continue to use her education and experience to make lives and communities better.  She has been serving on the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Board for the last 3 years, and continues to offer her expertise and dedication to the future students at The University of Oklahoma as a mentor.  She recently received the Outstanding Alumni Award 2014-2015 from the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture ID division.

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Tayler R. Thompson

Project Manager

AFFILIATIONS: 
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Member 
Intern Development Program, Member 
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member 
International Interior Design Association, Associate Member

Tayler received her accredited degree in Interior Design from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Following graduation, she worked as a designer and project manager for a commercial furniture dealership in Oklahoma City, where she gained valuable knowledge of contract and systems furniture. In order to advance professionally and expand her design skills, Tayler returned to school for her bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2013 and has worked with SDG Architects since 2012. Tayler combines her unique experience with both interior design and architecture as a project manager for many of our commercial projects. She is currently working toward architectural licensure and is involved in a number of nonprofit organizations in the Ardmore and Davis communities.

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Steve Ortloff

Project Manager

Steve graduated in 1994 with a BBA in Management from the University of Oklahoma. He worked for 20 years in corporate management and domestic & international sales before shifting to construction management.

Steve has also worked at LW Construction where he oversaw residential and historic adaptive reuse projects throughout southern Oklahoma. Recent historic projects include Oakland Flats in Oakland and Dunbar Flats in Atoka, both completed in 2017. He is currently overseeing the construction of Columbia Crossing Lofts, a mixed-use development in downtown Ardmore.

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Sarah Hostetler

Business Manager

Originally from Indiana, Sarah has made Southern Oklahoma her home since 2002. Before SDG, Sarah was employed by Forum Energy Technologies, a company that specializes in oilfield manufacturing. She started working for SDG Architects in July of 2018 as the Business Manager.  Sarah enjoys her role at SDG Architects as she takes pleasure in working for a small business owned by a motivated leader where each team member is valued.  Her duties include maintaining current records, monthly billing, tracking balances and preparing financial reports. Sarah is also the firm’s HR. Sarah takes pride on being involved in her new community. She is currently part of the 2019-2020 Ardmore Leadership Class and an active member of the Community Children’s Shelter Board.

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Meida Lockhart

Senior Project Coordinator

Meida earned an associate’s degree in Architectural Design and Drafting Technologies from Brown Mackie College, San Antonio in 2012. After completing her degree, she began working for Pate& Associates in Midland, Texas, where she gained experience in the preparation of construction documents for a variety of building types, including both custom and spec homes, small office buildings, banks and tenant build-outs.

She has also performed field measurements and prepared as-built drawings for multiple renovations and additions. Meida has the honor of having two of her residential projects featured in the Permian Basin Parade of Homes (2013 and 2014).

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Ilse P. Tucker

Design Coordinator

Originally from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, Ilse attended a private school focused on business practices before relocating to Ardmore in December of 2008. She began working for SDG Architects after graduating from Ardmore High School in June of 2012. After Ilse was introduced to the architecture world, she realized she had a great eye for design. Her strive for  “picture perfect” serves her well as a member of the firm’s Design and Marketing Team. Ilse’s visuals enable her to share the firm’s story and bring the client’s vision into a reality.

Not only does Ilse bring style and flare to any room, she is also bilingual, giving her the ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking communities and making her a valuable asset to our team. She is also an active volunteer Coach for Girls On The Run of Southern Oklahoma (GOTR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to girls from 3rd to 5th grade to help them create a world where each one of them knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams while running is used to inspire and motivate the girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment.

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Quanesha C. Pickens

Designer

Nesha started working for SDG in May of 2018 after graduating from Langston University with a Bachelors's degree in liberal arts and education. She graduated from Ardmore High School in 2012, during that time she completed the 2-year program, CADD, at Southern Oklahoma Technology Center. Her dedication, hard work and passion for architecture transitioned her from Office Administrator into a valuable Designer for our team.

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Percy

Firm Mascot

Percy waddled all the way from the snow-capped mountains of Uganda to join our team [he got permanent sunburns, which explain the redness of his skin]. He graduated from the University of Antarctica with a degree in Architecture and a minor in Floral Management. He enjoys long walks on the beach and horseback riding.

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Giving Back

We are based in Ardmore, OK and are passionate about contributing to the positive growth in our community. Through volunteer opportunities, community service, and organizational involvement, SDG Architects is proud to do its part to give back to the people and organizations that make Ardmore such a great place to live.

ONE PERCENT PROJECT

SDG Architects is a participant in the One Percent Project, which pairs architecture firms with nonprofits in need of design services. Through the program, the firm has pledged to devote 1% of its time to pro bono work. In addition to the firm-wide commitment to pro bono work, Founder & Principal Beth Windel has offered the firm’s design services to several organizations within the Ardmore community, such as the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA

Beth Windel is a founding member, past board president, and volunteer coach for Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Southern Oklahoma Council, which seeks to inspire girls to be “joyful, healthy, and confident.” Through Beth’s involvement on the Board, SDG Architects provides design and marketing services in-kind to GOTR Southern Oklahoma.

GRACE CENTER OF SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA

Day Center Building | 1,575 SF | Ardmore, Oklahoma

The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma is a homelessness prevention organization located in Ardmore. The organization's Day Center Building provides shelter, laundry, pantry, and restroom facilities for those in need. The Day Center Building underwent a significant remodel to update the interior finishes and rework the layout to make better use of the space. The existing pantry and storage areas were reorganized to maximize storage space for food and clothing. The layout of the lounge and lobby was modified to be more open and inviting, while also creating new controlled access points for security. SDG is proud of the important work the Grace Center does in the Ardmore community, and we are pleased to have donated our resources to the design of this project.

OAK HALL EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

Chapel Schematic Design & Color Rendering | Approx. 2,000 SF | Ardmore Oklahoma

In 2014, SDG worked with Oak Hall Episcopal School to produce a schematic design and conceptual renderings for a new chapel building on their 14-acre campus. With a central location and unique oval shape, the new chapel building would become the anchor to the campus. The shape also allows for a 360-degree view of the pastor during services. The exterior of the building incorporates brick and stucco finishes to complement the existing campus style.