our story

HODGES Architecture- was founded in 1974 by Charles Hodges as HODGES & Associates. Over the past four decades, HODGES has grown from a small, one-man shop in Dallas, TX, to a nationally recognized firm with a team of more than 40 and over 46 million square feet of built commercial space plus residential and living offerings.


This growth began in earnest in 1980 with the addition of Charles’ fellow Texas Tech alum, Gerald Luecke. Initially focused on custom homes, Hodges soon transitioned to the booming commercial retail market. The core leadership group that would direct the development and expansion of HODGES for the next 45 years was now in place.


With commercial retail as a mainstay, HODGES also ventured into the entertainment design market, with Act 3 Cinemas as its first cinema client in the early 1990s. Today, HODGES Entertainment is led by George DeHaven, who joined Hodges in 1993. HODGES is a widely respected leader in entertainment design. Master planning has also been another area of steady growth for HODGES. Kerry Overall joined Hodges in 1992 to lead the planning studio and later became a partner. He now oversees the planning of more than 100 projects each year. We also provide our clients with FF&E coordination and interior design services on various projects.


Today, HODGES Architecture is a nationally recognized, multi-market firm and has successfully designed a vast range of building types, sites, and market sectors. Our portfolio includes work in unique and family entertainment spaces, theaters, medical facilities, senior lifestyle communities, specialty memory care and assisted living facilities, multi-family housing, mixed-use spaces, commercial spaces, retail stores, industrial sites, and hospitality projects.


At HODGES Architecture, we believe that our success is built on our ability to solve problems and provide excellent client service. Our sustained growth and repeat client base are a testament to this belief. As architects, designers, and planners, we are committed to understanding and meeting our clients’ needs, making excellent client service our top priority.