Method Architecture Acquires Dallas-Area Firm

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Method Architecture Acquires Primal Architecture

Dallas, TX (January 10, 2020) – Primal Architecture, a retail and mixed-use focused design firm in Dallas has been acquired by Method Architecture, a Texas-based architecture firm. Primal Architecture designed local projects such as Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine at Cityline, Lockwood Distilling Co., and Fireside Pies at Creekside Shopping Center.

Primal Architecture was owned and operated by Drew Hayes. Hayes has joined Method’s Dallas office as Studio Manager & North Texas Lead. Hayes brings experience from firms including PBK, Raymond Harris & Associates and Good Fulton & Farrell Architects.  He has worked on notable projects including The Shops at Park Lane, Firewheel Plaza, and the Dallas Center for Performing Arts.  Drew has served in leadership positions with the AIA, the City of Richardson Parks Board, and is actively involved with Corenet and NTCAR.

Joining with Method Architecture just seemed like a natural fit for me and my clients. Their ego-free approach to design and quick turn on projects has been an easy transition and I’m looking forward to growing this office. – Drew Hayes, DFW Studio Manager & North Texas Lead

The acquisition of Primal Architecture supports Method Architecture’s plans for growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth region with a vision to expand their office, industrial, retail/mixed-use, and brewery portfolio. Method Architecture maintains three offices in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and looks to continue expansion into new markets in the future. The company will continue to be led by Method partners Jake Donaldson, Eric Hudson, and Keith Holley.

We’re excited to welcome Drew and Primal Architecture into the Method family.  Drew’s creative, down-to-earth personality syncs up perfectly with Method’s ego-free culture.  Drew brings a wealth of local project experience and contacts in the DFW market.  We’re looking forward to his strong leadership and continued growth in North Texas. -Jake Donaldson, Managing Partner

The deal was completed in December 2019. The newly acquired firm will operate under Method Architecture. Method Architecture was formed through the merger of two Houston-based firms, Architects Plus and Three Square Design Group, in 2016. The firm acquired Architecture Plus, a public-focused firm in Austin, in 2017 and opened the Dallas office in 2018. Current local projects include Woodcreek Brewing in Rockwall, Novel Office Coworking in downtown Dallas, and EastGroup industrial developments throughout the region.


About Method Architecture

Method Architecture is a uniquely ego-free architecture firm, committed to a systematic creative process that focuses on clients and their needs first and foremost. Operating with the flexibility of a small firm, but with a big reach, Method is a full-service architecture firm specializing in tenant finish and ground-up projects encompassing industrial, workplace interiors, healthcare, office, breweries, retail and more

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