Each month we look to highlight one of our employees and the great work that they do here at Method!
Abel Clutter is one of our designers in the Dallas office at Method. He studied at Arizona State University and has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Design school, as well as, a Minor in Sustainability!
Check out our latest catch up with Abel:
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Arizona and grew up in Mesa, a suburb just East of Phoenix. It was a beautiful area just on the edge of town!
What is your role at Method?
I am a Designer at Method. The nice part about my role at Method is being able to work on a lot of different projects from both the building and interiors teams. One week I might be working on construction documents, and the next week will be space planning or rendering.
What first interested you in architecture?
My dad is an architect, and I grew up in a home designed by him, but I didn’t fully embrace pursuing architecture until after high school. I was too busy building bike ramps and hanging out at the skatepark. Overall, those experiences really influenced me to be interested in how things are built, and how people use space – or how spaces influence people to express themselves.
What is your favorite project you are currently working on and why?
The MKT project in Houston is exciting to work on. It’s a clever, adaptive reuse project that brings together restaurant, retail, and office uses. It’s also located right on a bike path, so people can commute by bike or walk comfortably to get there.
What past project are you most proud of?
I really enjoyed working on concepts for the East End Maker Hub. It’s currently unbuilt, but it was really interesting thinking about how new digital fabrication technologies can embrace a changing industrial sector.
What do you enjoy most about working at Method?
I enjoy the culture at Method. Although I am part of a small Dallas operation, I feel connected and included in what the firm is doing as a whole.
Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and things to do?
I like to get outside and travel whenever I can. Whether it’s doing a bicycle tour, backpacking in the mountains, or just walking around and exploring a new city.