KDG is a boutique building design firm owned and run by women. Our team is dedicated to excellence in design and care in our service to bring your dream home to life.

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Our Team

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Traci's passion for home design began at an early age watching her parents work together to design and build homes. She started working for them in high school and has been designing for over 20 years. She loves the moment when you see your dream home for the first time – that smile makes it all worthwhile!

 

Traci's experience in design and construction, along with her ability to listen to clients and understand their needs has made her a very successful building designer. In all her work, Traci strives to be creative, innovative and caring. Each unique design begins with a conversation about your individual wants and needs for your new home. 

 

Traci is certified as a Professional Building Designer through the National Council of Building Design and serves on the Executive Committee for the Texas Institute of Building Design. She is also a member of the American Institute of Building Design. When she is not in the design studio, she loves to spend time with her family and plan her next Disney adventure!

TRACI KELLEY, CPBD, OWNER

Cindy is the detail rockstar on our team! With over 30 years of architectural experience, Cindy transforms your visions of comfort and style into a reality. It's the little details that turn a house into a home, and she loves being part of the team that makes it all happen. With a seemingly infinite knowledge on city code and great attention to detail, Cindy's specialty is turning preliminary plans into the final construction documents that will bring your house to life! Whether in her personal life or professional, Cindy handles every situation with grace and precision. 

Cindy is a Certified Professional Building Designer, member of the American Institute of Building Design, and serves on the Executive Committee for the Texas Institute of Building Design. She truly has a passion for great architecture. When she’s not in the office, she loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors!

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CINDY HILL-CLOYD, CPBD, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Sarah joined our team in 2021, and her passion and dedication make her an invaluable part of KDG. Although a Texas native, Sarah now lives and works in Colorado Springs. Sarah has an incredible eye for design and always goes above and beyond to find creative solutions. In seventh grade, her teacher challenged the class to lay out a floor plan on graph paper. All her classmates drew one story homes, but Sarah taped several sheets together and designed a two-story shopping mall! She has been dedicated to building design ever since. 

Sarah is a Certified Professional Building Designer, member of the American Institute of Building Design and member of the Texas Institute of Building Design. Her love of home design also carries into her life outside of the office. If they aren't camping or enjoying an outdoorsy weekend, Sarah loves to spend a Saturday morning driving around and looking at houses with her husband and beautiful children!  

SARAH MARCOULIDES, CPBD

If you give our office a call, Jordan is the first member of the team you'll meet! After graduating from Elon University in 2020 with dual degrees in Cinema & Strategic Communications, Jordan moved to Austin and became an integral part of the KDG team. 

Jordan's highly versatile skill set has earned her the honorary title of "Office Jedi." She manages the majority of office communication, maintains our website and social media accounts and handles permitting for all our City of Austin projects. When she's not in the office, this self-proclaimed foodie loves to try new restaurants and explore the outdoorsy side of Austin. 

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JORDAN SHAW, OFFICE JEDI

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