Method Architecture, has appointed four new Associate Principals
Architecture and interior design firm, Method Architecture, has appointed four new Associate Principals across the firm. The appointments have been made across the Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices. The promotions to Associate Principal also includes appointment to the firm’s senior leadership team responsible for the strategic vision and growth planning for the company.
“These promotions recognize key people in our organization that are leading the way through innovation, rejecting the status quo, promoting growth, and building an ego-free culture.” said Jake Donaldson, Managing Partner at Method Architecture. “We love to design great projects, but ultimately we’re in the relationship business so reinvesting in our people means everything to us.”
Angel Gonzales was promoted in the Houston office where he continues to lead one of the firm’s ground-up buildings studios focused on industrial, mixed-use, retail and sports projects. Gonzales has been with Method for 8 years and most recently led the team as Architect of Record on M-K-T, a high-profile mixed-use development in Houston’s Heights neighborhood.
Drew Hayes was promoted in the North Texas office where he leads both ground-up and interiors teams with a focus on mixed-use, retail, industrial, and tribal projects. Hayes was formerly the Principal at Primal Architecture which was acquired by Method Architecture in 2019. Notable recent projects include Lockwood Distilling Company in Richardson, TX and several new mixed-use and adaptive reuse projects in the Metroplex.
Raul Garcia was promoted to Associate Principal in the firm’s Austin office where he leads Method Architecture’s public team as well as buildings and tenant interior projects across the Central Texas region. Garcia has been with the firm since 2019 and most recently led the design team for the new visitor center at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, TX.
Jessica McDonald was promoted to Associate Principal as the firm’s Director of Human Resources. Jessica leads the firm’s people strategy and is integral in talent acquisition and retention efforts, culture development, human capital management, people development, and supporting the creation and execution of significant strategic HR initiatives. As a member of the leadership team, Jessica will continue to help Method create strategies to attract and retain the best talent while providing a healthy, engaging, and inclusive work environment.
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