“Everyone is entitled to good design”. – Howard F. Sims, Founder



SDG Associates is a full-service, Detroit based architecture and design firm founded in 1964 by Howard Sims as Howard Sims & Associates, later to be known for a period of time as Sims-Varner & Associates. The firm heralds design excellence and a strong commitment to the community and to every project it becomes involved with. SDG’s founder, Howard Sims, believed that “everyone is entitled to good design”; a mission that lives on strongly over 50 years later. This philosophy not only creates client and stakeholder focused design, but a comprehensive and quality controlled approach to project execution, and a cost efficient and exceptional delivery.