Collman opened SDG Architecture with Gary Badders of Shorelines Design Group, a well established residential design firm with 25 years of success. The two firms working together provide opportunities for a complete range of professional services and a new synergy.
“From a career standpoint, the biggest advantage of making this move is that I can get back into real architecture without the headaches of running a big business. Having a professional staff of six helps in meeting deadlines and keeps projects moving forward on a daily basis. I can really concentrate on design and providing personal service for my clients,” said Collman.
Collman has worked on a long list of projects in his first year with SDG. Among them are a recent contract for office and school renovations for St. Cecilia Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic Church in Clearwater, Florida originally dedicated in 1924. He designed a new manufacturing facility for Lightning Master Corporation in Clearwater, a global product and service provider for full service static solutions and lightning and surge protection. Collman also designed a freestanding branch office for Wells Fargo Bank located in Dunedin. Construction was recently completed on an SDG designed renovation of Karl Flammer Ford’s Tarpon Springs showrooms, and sales and administrative offices.
Several exciting projects are in the works for 2016 and will be discussed in future posts.