Phone: (972) 620-3914
Fax: (972) 620-0085
With over 25 years of experience in the Architectural field, SDS brings
a unique and valuable blend of expertise for it's valued customers.
SDS takes responsibility of all project phases from client relations to conceptual design, construction documents through construction administration. It's team of professionals have a substantial amount of experience in all phases of project management and design.
Sergio De Los Santos, President
Sergio has a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Autonoma de
Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Prior to formation of SDS, Inc in 1996 Sergio spent 12 years with HKS, Inc. He also served as Vice President and Director of Latin America Services for Aguirre Inc. Dallas, Texas.
In addition to the marketing efforts of the firm Sergio has been involved with the construction documents development for several projects, including the American Airlines Center and the Victory Plaza projects as well as working together with multinational architectural teams for the world’s largest project City Center of MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a soccer stadium for the Santos Laguna team in Mexico.
Sergio was personally involved as a member of the Program Management Team of 2002 DISD Bond Program, assisting Austin Commercial as a D/MBE Architectural Design Review Consultant and Project Manager.
As the leader of SDS Architecture, Sergio is currently overseeing several school projects being developed in our office by our staff Architects including the 2008 DISD Bond Program and the 2007 FISD Capital Improvement Program.
Sergio’s unique ability to delegate his team makes SDS a successful path.
Martina De Los Santos, VicePresident
Martina acquired her Master's Degree in Construction Economics and Management in Bulgaria, Europe. She has been involved in the management and marketing roles of commercial, hospitality and educational projects including: 2002 & 2008 Dallas Independent School Bond Programs, Forth worth Independent school Capital Improvement Program and the 2004 Dallas County Community College Bond Program.
She was also the Construction Manager for the design build project of the office building of the Ardila Project. She currently manages the daily operations of the SDS Architectural office.
D. Zapata, AIA, Principal
A native of San Antonio, David aquired his BA degree in Architecture from the University of Texas, Austin in 1980. After an internship with Pfluger & Polkinghorn Architects of Austin, he joined Ford, Powell & Carson, Inc of San Antonio. Relocating to Dallas his career continued with RTKL and later, BSW International, working in both locations of Tulsa OK and Mexico City, Mexico.Opportunity offered a positon with Brinker International for Chili’s and On the Border, where David became their franchise architect. His experience also included 7 years with Pizza Inn, Inc. as the Director of Design and Construction, prior to joining SDS Architecture, Inc. He was the Architect of Record on a number of retail, educational and office projects developed by SDS Architecture.
Bengtson, AIA, Principal
Gary Bengtson, Principal with SDS Architecture has had a ten year professional affiliation with the company
Gary is a registered architect in five states including Texas and holds National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate.
He has over 30 years of architectural experience. He spent 16 years at Ellerbe Becket and was a Senior Project Manager / Director on several large and complex projects in the areas of Health Care, Public Assembly, Government, Hospitality, and Corporate Development.
During the last four years with the company Gary was the Vice President and Director of Health Care Marketing. In this position, he was responsible for establishing annual marketing plans including marketing budgets and goals. Achieved fees sold of $62,529,700 and successfully managed marketing budgets of $3,200,000. He was also responsible for the overall operations of the 150 person, multi-discipline health care group.