Amanda Teeter Becomes Houston’s First Certified Design Firm Administrator

06/06/2014 | Ziegler Cooper Architects

Ziegler Cooper Architects is pleased to announce that Amanda Teeter has recently earned the credential of Certified Design Firm Administrator (“CDFA”) after successfully completing the CDFA exam developed and administered by the Society for Design Administration.

Amanda is an award winning entrepreneur, a writer, and small business consultant, whose experience spans three continents. She brought her unique and diverse expertise back to Ziegler Cooper when she rejoined the firm in 2013. In addition, she has served on numerous boards including those as diverse as ISLAND Hospice in Zimbabwe, Real County Junior Livestock Show Association, and SDA Houston Chapter.

"Earning the CDFA designation clearly demonstrates a commitment to the A/E/C industry and to personal and professional excellence," said Sarah Wallace, CDFA, LEED Green Associate, SDA National President.

About The Society for Design Administration
Established in 1959, the Society for Design Administration is the largest organization directed to Architecture/Engineering/Construction Administration. SDA’s mission is to promote the exchange of ideas and to educate its members in the related disciplines of design firm administration and management. To become certified, an applicant must have experience in A/E/C firm management and administration, pass a thorough examination of competencies, and adhere to a professional code of ethics.

About Ziegler Cooper
Through research-based design, we refine and adapt our principles of architecture, while exploring a building’s limits. Our design solutions reflect a fresh approach that respects the context, reinterprets the historical tradition and transcends the immediate circumstances to connect with the client’s vision. We pursue innovation with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our firm seeks to explore the influences of a building as they pertain to the uniqueness of the site, setting and client. We believe inspirational architecture has the power to uplift the human spirit and provides a constant vision of excellence. For information about Ziegler Cooper, visit