Houston-based Method Architecture acquired GSC Architects to strengthen its position in Austin and San Antonio. Terms were not disclosed.

The combined company has more than 70 employees, including 12 licensed architects and six licensed interior designers in offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. Eight of the employees worked for GSC.

“Combining our strengths with GSC Architects provides the opportunity to continue their legacy of great architecture and sustainable design
in the public and commercial sectors,” Jake Donaldson, managing partner of Method, said in a statement. “GSC’s experience both complements and strengthens Method’s work portfolio and helps us expand our existing presence in Central Texas.

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GSC Architects, led by Director and CEO Tom Cornelius, was founded in Austin in 1978. Cornelius, who became Client Relations Manager, Central Texas for Method, said “the culture, experience and focus on corporate sustainability aligns perfectly with and will strengthen Method’s existing presence in Central Texas.

Method’s expertise spans from experiential retail, breweries and mixed-use developments to industrial warehouses, distribution and high-tech manufacturing facilities. The company, along with architectural firm Michael Hsu, has completed MKT Heights, a transformation of five former industrial buildings into 200,000 square feet of office, restaurant, retail and fitness space in the heights.

GSC Architects designs mixed-use, interior, educational, public, and science and technology spaces. In Houston, the firm led design improvements for the 49,000 square foot Mexican Consulate.

Michael J. Chiaramonte