Houston-based Method Architecture will acquire Austin-based Architecture Plus in Q4
Method Architecture, a Houston-based architecture firm, has announced the acquisition of Architecture Plus, a boutique architecture firm in Austin, Texas. The acquisition will be the second for Method Architecture in the last 18 months. Method was formed through the merger of two Houston firms, Three Square Design and Architects Plus, in May 2016.
Architecture Plus has been serving the Greater Austin business community for 30 years with a long history in the public works sector. The full-service firm is led by principals Betty Trent, AIA, LEED AP and Mac Ragsdale, AIA. The 7-person team will bring experience and expertise in civic, residential and sustainability projects to the firm.
“We are excited to be expanding into another Texas market. It really shows the strength of the Texas economy, especially for small to medium size businesses,” said Method Principal, Eric Hudson. “Coming from a merger to create our existing firm only a year ago, we look to continue to grow into new markets and sectors while keeping true to our company values and small firm mindset. This gives us a great opportunity to offer our clients that next level of service, especially those located in multiple Texas markets.”
The acquisition of Architecture Plus supports Method Architecture’s plans for growth with a vision to break into the public work sector and expand their commercial portfolio into new markets. Method Architecture is licensed in 14 states and looks to continue expansion into new markets in the future. The company will continue to be led by Method principals Eric Hudson, Jake Donaldson, Keith Holley and Vanessa Ortega.
“We began our search for a suitable acquisition partner a year ago and couldn’t be more pleased with the leadership at Method,” commented Architecture Plus Principal, Betty Trent. “They ticked all of the boxes and we truly believe they will be able to carry our 30-year business forward into the next 30 years. Austin is seeing tremendous growth and we know Method will make great contributions to this community.”
The deal will be completed in early October. The Architecture Plus team will continue to office out of their current space on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin. Mac Ragsdale and Betty Trent will stay on with the firm after the acquisition.