Nestled along the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, Pinellas County has long been renowned for its pristine beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and thriving economy. In recent years, this picturesque region has seen a significant influx of newcomers, drawn by its warm climate, abundant job opportunities, and high quality of life. In this blog post, we […]

Pinellas County: Attracting a Diverse Population

2023 was a great year. We really enjoyed meeting new customers and helping them make their home or commercial space a reality. We designed lots of new builds, but we also helped modify existing homes to help families grow, age, and enjoy their space more. We took time to educate our staff on new industry […]

SDG Architecture Homes

2023 Homes in Review


Residential Markets My career has been spent largely in commercial architecture. However, I find myself increasingly involved with our firm’s original specialty as sdg Architecture / Shorelines Design Group continues to expand our legendary residential home market. We are designing new houses for customers in the Tampa Bay area and well beyond. Our market includes […]

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Residential Market View by Rod Collman – Architect



The allure of coastal living lies not only in the soothing sound of waves and the salty breeze but also in the breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Designing coastal homes that seamlessly blend the indoors with the outdoors has become a coveted trend. It allows homeowners to enjoy the […]

Bringing the Outdoors In: Designing Coastal Homes

In recent years, the real estate market has undergone significant changes, with increased interest rates and soaring construction costs reshaping the housing landscape. As a result, many homeowners are reconsidering their options and choosing to stay in their current homes while remodeling instead of pursuing new construction projects. This blog explores the reasons behind this […]

Remodeling on the Rise: How Increased Interest Rates & Construction Costs Are Encouraging People to Stay Put


Suzie Lopes is one of the first people you see when you enter our office, she is so warm and welcoming. Having her part of the team has rounded us out beautifully. With only 3 ladies in the group, we learn to joke and laugh like the rest of the guys. We really enjoy our […]

SDG Employee Spotlight – Suzie Lopes



In today’s fast-paced world, the way we design and experience our homes has evolved significantly. Modern home trends combine style, functionality, and sustainability, creating spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and highly efficient. Whether you’re considering a renovation or simply seeking inspiration, this blog post will introduce you to some of the most exciting modern […]

Designing in a Modern World

At SDG Architecture, we believe that the spaces we create have a significant impact on our lives, whether it’s a cozy family home or a modern, innovative office space. That’s why we take pride in our commitment to creating personalized designs that cater to our clients’ unique needs, forging lasting relationships with our clients in […]

The team at SDG Architecture

Why SDG?


Lunch and learns are a great way to educate our staff on all the new products and application methods available in our industry. We also love getting fed! We try to have one lunch and learn every month. Much of the L&Ls are what we request and seek out based on our designing needs, but […]

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Lunch and Learn- Educating Our Staff



Good things to know before investing! Short-term vacation rentals (STR’s), while once exclusive to the beach neighborhoods of Florida, are now thriving in many tourists’ coveted cities throughout the state.  Successful marketing & user-friendly platforms such as Airbnb & VRBO and increased property management companies are the biggest reasons for the STR boom. Many landlords […]

Grovekeeper Collective

Short-Term Vacation Rentals

What a Year! This was a growing year for SDG Architecture. We hired two talented designers, Steve Collins & Chris Graham, adding 40+ years of architectural design experience to the group. We also added an administrative assistant, Suzie Lopes who brings digital marketing and photography experience to the team. SDG is now a crew of […]

2022 Year in Review