Choctaw Member-Owned Method Architecture Acquires a Dallas Design Firm

Method Architecture’s presence in North Texas is expanding.

The business co-owned by Rayburn “Jake” Donaldson, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has acquired Dallas design firm Primal Architecture. The boutique and retail-focused Primal Architecture has designed Dallas projects such as Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine at Cityline, Lockwood Distilling Co., and Fireside Pies at Creekside Shopping Center.

A local mid-sized architecture firm, Method Architecture counts offices in Houston, Austin and Dallas and looks to continue growing its foothold. 

A member of the Native American Business Association, Method Architecture is a Choctaw Nation Preferred Supplier. 

Primal Architecture was formerly owned and operated by Drew Hayes, who 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’s worked on notable projects including The Shops at Park Lane, Firewheel Plaza, and Dallas Center for Performing Arts. 

“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,” said 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 market 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 [Hayes] 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,” said Jake Donaldson, Method Architecture Managing Partner. 

The deal was completed in December 2019. The newly acquired firm will now 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, an Austin firm, in 2017 and opened a Dallas office in 2018. Local projects include Woodcreek Brewing, Novel Office Coworking, and EastGroup Properties industrial developments.

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