Architecture & Interior Design Team


elizabeth a. windel, aia


Licensed in the States of Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri

Herman Miller for Healthcare Intern Architect Scholarship Recipient, 2004

“Analysis of Owner Quality Management Requirements in Design-Build Contracts,” OU Honors Thesis, 2003.

American Institute of Architects, Member
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Member
Oklahoma Board of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects, and Registered Interior Designers, Member
University of Oklahoma College of Architecture Professional Advisory Board, Member
Girls on the Run of Southern Oklahoma, Past President, Current Board Member
Oak Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees, Member
Leadership AIA, Class of 2015 Alumna
Leadership Ardmore, Class of 2009-2010 Alumna

After completing her interior design degree at Brooks College of Design in Long Beach California, Beth worked as an intern with MVA Architects focusing on commercial tenant improvements.  Challenged to advance in the field of design, she then returned to school to complete her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma in 2003 where she graduated at the top of her class.  Beth spent 6 years with Miles Associates as a architectural intern and project coordinator where she gained valuable experience as an Architect.  In 2006 she relocated to southern Oklahoma to manage her husband’s construction company while he was deployed overseas.  Beth and her husband owned and maintained a residential design-build firm from 2006 to 2009.  In 2009 Beth became a Registered Architect and established Southern Design Group, LLC in Ardmore, Oklahoma in order to return to her commercial design background.

In 2015 Beth was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to the Board of Governors of the Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects and Registered Interior Designers of Oklahoma.  She also serves on the University of Oklahoma Division of Architecture’s Professional Advisory Board and the Ardmore Historic Preservation Board.


rachelrachel a. white


Licensed in the State of New York

Leadership Oklahoma City LOYAL Program, Class VII Alumna
United States Green Building Council, LEED AP BD+C

Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. She also studied abroad at the Universite de Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where she participated in a full-immersion French language program. Following graduation, Rachel spent four years at Miles Associates as an intern architect and senior project coordinator, focusing on higher education and laboratory projects. In 2012, Rachel and her husband relocated to Manhattan. While in New York, Rachel became a Registered Architect and worked at Dagher Engineering, a building systems engineering firm that specializes in net-zero and passive energy systems. There she learned to work closely with engineering consultants and gained valuable insight into the design of sustainable buildings in urban environments.


tayler r. thompson


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards,  Member
Intern Development Program, Member
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member
International Interior Design Association, Associate Member

Tayler received her accredited degree in Interior Design from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Following graduation she worked as a designer and project manager for a commercial furniture dealership in Oklahoma City, where she gained valuable knowledge of contract and systems furniture.  In order to advance professionally and expand her design skills, Tayler returned to school for her Bachelor of Architecture degree. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2013 and has worked with SDG Architects since 2012. Tayler combines her unique experience with both interior design and architecture as a project manager for many of our commercial projects. She is currently working toward architectural licensure and is involved in a number of non-profit organizations in the Ardmore and Davis communities.


minh tran


Minh received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2015. He also had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at the Rome Center in Rome, Italy. There he studied architecture and urban design, and he contributed to an art and design blog called Sooners in Rome. During college, Minh entered numerous team-based student design competitions. He had the honor of placing in several competitions, including placing third nationally in the Design-Build Institute of America’s Student Competition. Minh began working with Southern Design Group in 2014, and he continues to bring his innovative ideas and excellent rendering skills to the team.


ilse p. hernandez


Ilse began working with Southern Design after graduating from Ardmore High School in June of 2012.  Originally from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, she attended a private school focused on business practices before relocating to Ardmore.  Ilse provides decorating, staging, and graphic design skills to Southern Design while attending Murray State College part-time.  Not only does Ilse bring style and flare to any room, she is also bilingual, allowing her the ability to communicate with the Spanish speaking communities surrounding our area, making her an asset to our team.








Meida earned an Associates degree in Architectural Design and Drafting Technologies from Brown Mackie College (San Antonio) in 2012. After completing her degree, she began working for Pate & Associates in Midland, Texas, where she gained experience in the preparation of construction documents for a variety of building types, including both custom and spec homes, small office buildings, banks, and tenant build-outs. She has also performed field measurements and prepared as-built drawings for multiple renovations and additions. Meida has the honor of having two of her residential projects featured in the Permian Basin Parade of Homes (2013 and 2014).







Rose received her degree in Interior Design from Harding University in 2016. Prior to joining SDG Architects as an interior designer in early 2017, Rose worked for two summers at Corgan in Dallas. There she was an intern in the Aviation Interiors Studio, where she worked on airports, airline facilities, and an international design competition. She is currently pursuing interior design registration through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and working on a variety of commercial interiors projects with SDG.