About SDG Architecture...
Registered Architect, LEED AP Accredited, LEED BD+C Certified
President, SDG Architecture
Rod Collman began his career in architecture in 1968 with a small commercial architectural practice by the name of Fasnacht and Schultz Architects in Dunedin, Florida. In 1980, after 10 years of self-study and apprenticeship, he became a Registered Architect. Just two years later, in 1982, he became a partner in the firm and in 1993 took over the firm after the death of Mel Schultz. At this time the firm had a staff of 4. Rod expanded operations with the purchase of an interior design firm in Tampa in 1995 with a staff of 6. For the next 9 years he oversaw the growth of two office locations.
Collman led Collman & Karsky Architects, an Architectural and Interior Design Practice of 14 professionals in Tampa of which 50% are LEED Accredited Professionals, 3 Architects and 2 Interior Designers. His firm was one of the founding firms that formed the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Collman received his LEED AP accreditation in October 2006. He earned his LEED BD+C certification from the USGBC in 2010.
After selling his interest in Collman and Karsky Architects in late 2014, Collman, with Gary Badders of Shorelines Design Group, created SDG Architecture in Dunedin, Florida. As the President of SDG Architecture, Collman continues to specialize in Commercial Design in his association with Shorelines Design Group, who have provided custom residential design services for over 30 years. Collman brings over 50 years of commercial design experience to the mix to complete a full range of professional design services through both firms working together with a staff of 10 professionals.
He is recently married to his wife Cindy. Rod and Cindy live in Dunedin and have 6 children and 11 grand children. For fun Rod and Cindy enjoy their 36 foot trawler "Ceilidh" in the Gulf of Mexico.