Beth Valdivia, AIABeth Valdivia, AIA

Beth Valdivia, AIA

Year Joined: 2017

Professional Registration:


Washburn University, Associate of Applied Science, 2003; University of Kansas, Masters of Architecture, 2011

Beth’s high school woodshop teacher was the first to encourage and support her interest in drafting and creative design. She worked outside of the industry for several years but returned to fulfill her dream of a career in line with her interests.

Prior to joining SDG Beth worked at Payless ShoeSource as a Store Planning Manager, responsible for working with architects, contractors and landlords to choose store plan layouts, materials and fixtures, and manage code requirements and permits from the time a site was selected to the beginning of construction.

Previously she worked in the construction field designing, estimating and managing residential remodels and additions. She is a Certified Aging In Place (CAPS) Specialist who has received training on the addressing the unique architectural needs of seniors. She is currently working towards her architectural license.

When not at work, she loves to hike with her family and to encourage her daughters to be creative and outdoorsy.

Words to Live By:

We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw

She Couldn't Live Without:


If She Could Do Another Job for A Day:

Hiking tour guide in the mountains

Best Learning Experience in School:

Wood shop. That's when I found out what I wanted to be.

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