About SDA

Mission Statement

The SDA advances management and administrative professionals in the A/E/C industry through education, networking, and resources.


SDA was founded in 1959. With several chapters throughout the United States and Canada, SDA provides professional programs and opportunities to expand one’s knowledge of design firm administration.

Who should join?

You should join SDA if

  • You are employed as an administrator for a licensed design firm practicing architecture, engineering, interior design, lighting design or landscape architecture, or on the staff of a professional registration board, a school, a public or private institution, or a construction company, or
  • You represent a firm whose products support the practice of design professionals.
  • We greatly appreciate the generous support of our SDA New York Chapter sponsors! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Find out more



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