Three Square Design Group principal awarded prestigious national NAIOP Developing Leaders award

11/07/2014 | Three Square Design Group

The principal of Houston-based architecture firm Three Square Design Group was one of ten national recipients of the prestigious NAIOP Developing Leaders award, given this week in Denver. Jake Donaldson was given the NAIOP Developing Leader award as someone the selection committee identified as having distinguished himself among his peers, and showing promise as an industry leader. NAIOP is the preeminent organization for commercial real estate.

“I’m incredibly honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Donaldson. “NAIOP has an amazing network of professionals and we're proud to serve the commercial real estate industry. At Three Square, we don't believe great design has to mean more cost, time or ego."

Jake Donaldson opened the doors to Three Square Design Group in 2008 as a one-person architecture firm, and now operates a thriving 20-person firm. A full-service architecture firm, Three Square specializes in tenant finish and ground-up projects for the office, industrial, medical and retail industries. The firm has specialty market niches with craft breweries, assisted living and industrial facilities.

Jake has previously been awarded the Houston Business Journal (HBJ) 40 Under 40 and ENR Texas & Louisiana 20 Under 40. His firm has been the recipient of a number of awards based on design, growth and company culture, including the HBJ Fast 100, HBJ Best Places to Work, Aggie 100, ENR Texas & Louisiana Top Design Firm, Inc. 5000 and Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Jake serves on the Board of Directors for Architecture for Humanity, leads his firm in the design of several pro bono projects a year, and is actively involved in several industry professional organizations.