DESIGNING TOMORROW’S

COMMUNITIES

ABOUT US

SDK is an award winning architectural firm built on the collaborative process of our youthful designers and seasoned staff. We create distinct and valuable architecture by integrating new interpretations of traditional styles and provide remarkable designs that extend across a wide spectrum of markets. We believe in the extraordinary capability design has in influencing the quality of our lives and we strive to inspire people to discover why it matters.

The open-door studio atmosphere enables free thinking and fresh ideas to pass openly throughout the office during the design process and enables every member of our team to participate and contribute during project development. The ability to mentor and empower one another to improve team members’ skills individually as well as a team is what drives SDK to deliver projects that surpass client expectations. Our designs incorporate youthful interpretations and traditional styles that are tailored to the surrounding communities allowing us to reach diverse markets and target a variety of audiences.

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

KEVIN M. KARAMI

President

DUSTIN KARAMI

Vice President

ERNIE GORRILL

Architect, Principal

CRAIG GAMBILL, NCARB

Vice President

JOHN A. STOUT

Senior Project Manager

SHERMAN T. JONES

Project Director

CHELSEY SIEMS

Creative Associate

CARLOS PELAYO

Project Manager

MINOO RIAZIPOUR

Designer

FELIX DOLOT IV, LEED AP

Senior Job Captain

SALLY AL CHIKH

Designer

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2017

Amethyst at Parasol Park | Irvine, CA

2017 SoCal Awards – Best Architectural Design – Attached Home Plan

Julep at Parasol Park | Irvine, CA

2017 NAHB Best in American Living Award Detached Home 2,001 – 2,500 Sq. Ft., Built for Sale Winner- Julep at Parasol Park – Plan 2X

Palisades at Westcliffe | Porter Ranch, CA

2017 Nationals- Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home (over 4,000 S.F.) – Cahill Plan – Silver Winner

2017 Nationals- Detached Community of the Year – Silver Winner

Somerset at Parasol Park | Irvine, CA

PCBC Gold Nugget 2017 – Best Single Family Detached Home – 2,500 to 2,999 Sq. Ft.  – Merit Award

2017 NAHB Best in American Living Detached Home 2,501 – 3,000 Sq. Ft., Built for Sale – Plan 2X – Silver Winner

2016

Palisades at Westcliffe | Porter Ranch, CA

2016 SoCal Multi-Product Community of the Year

2016 SoCal Best Architectural design of a Detached Home priced $600,000 to $1.25 Million Award
Finalist – Palisades at Westcliffe | Porter Ranch – Cahill Plan

2016 SoCal Home of the Year Award Finalist – Palisades at Westcliffe | Porter Ranch

2016 NAHB Best in American Living – Detached Home (over 4,001 S.F.), Built for Sale – Cahill Plan – Gold Winner

2016 NAHB Best in American Living – Detached Home (over 4,001 S.F.), Built for Sale – Westcliffe Plan – Silver Winner

Summit at Baker Ranch | Lake Forest, CA

2016 SoCal Multi- Product Community of the Year Award Finalist

2016 NAHB Best in American Living – Detached Home (3,501- 4,000 S.F.), Built for Sale – Del Rey Plan – Silver Winner

2015

Kite Ridge at Sycamore Creek | Corona, CA

2015 SoCal Award Finalist – Plan 3

La Vita at Orchard Hills | Irvine, CA

NAHB Best in American Living – Best Detached Home (3,500-4,000 S.F.) – Plan 4 – Gold Winner

PCBC Gold Nugget 2015 – Best Architectural Design (3,500-3,999 S.F.) – Plan 2 – Merit Award

PCBC Gold Nugget 2015 – Residential Community of the Year – Merit Award

St. James at Park Place | Ontario, CA

2015 SoCal Award Finalist – Plan 2

2015 SoCal Award Winner – Plan 3

Torrey | Beacon Park, Irvine, CA

2015 SoCal Awards Finalist – Plan 3 2015 Best in American Living Platinum – Plan 1

2015 Best in American Living Platinum – Plan 3

2014

La Vita at Orchard Hills | Irvine, CA

2014 SoCal Awards – Community of The Year

2014 Nationals – Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home (3,501-4,000 S.F.) – Plan 4 – Gold Winner

2014 Nationals- Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home (3,501-4,000 S.F.) – Plan 2 – Silver Winner

2014 Nationals- Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home (3,501-4,000 S.F.) – Plan 3 – Silver Winner

2014 Nationals- Community of the Year – Silver Winner

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