Founded in 1988, CDG has always relied on doing great work to earn future projects. We are proud to have prospered for more than three decades with little to no marketing, primarily due to repeat business and personal recommendations. Below are examples of what past clients say about working with us.
"I wanted to thank CDG for the amazing assistance with our Troy office move. We faced several unusual circumstances along the way, including (1) Michigan lock-down severely delaying the construction process, (2) Travel bans precluding any live presence leading up to or during the move, (3) Furniture supplier backlogs due to the pandemic; and (4) Furniture installation vendor going out of business within weeks of the move.
Nevertheless, we were able to keep the project on schedule and avoid monthly extensions of our prior lease, which I was initially anticipating would occur due to the pandemic.
The entire moving process was organized and efficient: all questions were rapidly addressed and I was always provided with clear instructions regarding what I needed to do at each stage in the process.
On behalf of the Troy office, we greatly appreciate all of the wonderful support that we were given.
Christian Dallman | Partner
"I have known Susan for over 25 years. While a small shop, her Architectural company has worked on many projects for me over the years, both large and small. Susan has great Integrity and always looks out for the best interest of her clients. She provides superb work and is diligent to provide quality work at a reasonable price."
Scott Flanagin | Executive VP
Wixen Real Estate, Inc.
"Susan Coddington and her CDG design team did an outstanding job for us at AFTRA (now SAG-AFTRA) Los Angeles. We hired CDG to help us rework the look and feel for our Los Angeles office, as well as improve our largest office and various workstation layouts for staff. They did an outstanding job, with fresh ideas, great enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion. Susan and her team delivered a great product for a very fair price, so much so that we brought them back for other projects as we added more staff. Highly recommended."
William F. Thomas | Board of Directors
"We have worked with Susan for many years and know her to be an excellent designer with far-reaching abilities to service client needs. She is very cost-conscience and is well-skilled at managing the design process to help facilitate project delivery on-time and on-budget. Her communication skills are superb, and we have seen her hands-on involvement being of extraordinary benefit to the building team. We, at Interscope, would highly recommend Susan to any owner for any commercial design assignment."
Stephen Russell | President
Interscape Construction Inc.
"Susan's greatest value add is principal level hands-on problem-solving. With CDG you will get a partner that can marry communications, design, and permitting for a successful project."
Jack Kozakar | President of Planning, Project Management, Entitlement, Construction, Brokerage at The John Mark Companies
"Jenda is a focused individual with an attention to detail that is unmatched. He conducts himself in a very professional manner and listens to recommendations and ideas."
Mike Hill | CEO, Managing Partner
AoSA Inc. and AoSA Commons
"Jenda is an extremely driven, motivated, visionary, and creative person, someone who excels at both design and client relations. One of the things that impress me most about Jenda is his ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. He's professional, organized, and extremely personable - I never worked with anyone so easy to get along with. Even under the inevitable stresses associated with the design and building profession, I've never seen him flustered - Jenda is truly a guy who exhibits grace under pressure. His intelligence, kind demeanor, and outgoing personality make him friends wherever he goes, while his considerable talents assure clients and employers alike a fine creative asset for any project. I can recommend Jenda without reservation, and I'm certain anyone with the good fortune to work with him will as well."
William Hogan | Owner
"Jenda is a truly BRILLIANT talented architect. Not only that, but he is also a strong TEAM member and a LEADER who takes a stand for the projects he takes on. Choosing to work with him was the best decision I've made in getting my yoga studio off the ground. He is professional, focused, creative, detail-oriented, and is exceptionally organized. I can't imagine, in retrospect, doing the project without him. Every time we interact he brings real (ie: dollar) value that far exceeds his fees. In addition to being personable, creative, and an expert in his field he's also punctual offers great value, and has integrity. I would work with him again and I highly recommend his work to anyone needing an architect."
Annie Ory | Owner
"On Behalf of Gateways Hospitals, we would like to recommend CDG, Inc for their outstanding service and performance as Architect of Record for the complete interior and exterior remodeling of one of our adult care facilities, located at 1355 S. Hill Streer, in downtown Los Angeles. Our experience with CDG's Principal, Susan Coddington, and her team, exceeded our expectations, given that the project had many complex hurdles and city approvals to address and resolve, within an aging structure.
We can confidently recommend CDG for this type of adaptive re-use project and related commercial projects. Communication was maintained openly and effectively throughout the process, with CDG taking the lead in developing consensus between several LA city agencies, as well as LA Dept. of Water and Power; and the LA Housing Dept."
Jeff Emery | CFO
Gateway Hospital and Mental Health Center
"The services provided by CDG were professional, creative, and collaborative among all parties. Most critically, the team was respectful and responsive to our schedule and budget requirements. We received ongoing senior-level attention throughout the project, supported by an equally attentive and dedicated team of CDG staff and consultants to design and manage the full process. We would highly recommend CDG, Inc. for future architectural or design projects."
Ann Sewill | VP Housing and Economic Development
California Community Foundation
"We have worked with CDG for approximately 10 years, utilizing their planning, design, and architectural services for our previous locations in Beverly Hills, Downtown LA, and Encino. We engaged CDG to assist us with implementing our new corporate standards, to reduce our space utilization rate and to encourage a more open, team-oriented working environment for the coming years. CDG and the entire team successfully met the project goals with on-time and on-budget performance, enabling us to open for business in our new offices as planned.
We experienced outstanding customer service from Susan Coddington and CDG's team of qualified consultants and would recommend this firm without reservation."
Ofer Koren | VP, LA office