Mayse & Associates
Mayse & Associates Joins Forces with Chick-fil-A for their Monumental 3,000th Restaurant Opening

We had the opportunity to visit one of our proudest projects that marks a significant milestone for Chick-fil-A! Last week, we celebrated the grand opening of Chick-fil-A RedBird in Dallas, TX, as their 3,000th restaurant!

As a part of this historic occasion, Chick-fil-A, Inc. is making a significant impact in local communities. They are donating $300,000 to Feeding America and Junior Achievement USA, supporting efforts to combat food insecurity and promote education. In addition, this new restaurant will spread joy to 100 local heroes by surprising them with free Chick-fil-A for an entire year!

But the magic doesn’t stop there! This store is an embodiment of sustainability and innovative design. To gain LEED certified status, it was heavily customized, featuring a stunning decorative retaining wall near the service side and unique artwork celebrating the 3,000th store milestone.
We couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of this journey, as our team has had the privilege of contributing to almost 350 ground-up projects with Chick-fil-A!

We want to express our utmost gratitude to the skilled expertise of Landmark General Contractors, INC. for helping build this vision to life. Cheers to Chick-fil-A and their commitment to excellence, community impact, and pushing the boundaries of innovation!

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Rancho Cordova, California – Mayse & Associates is proud to announce the opening of the new TownePlace Suites in Rancho Cordova, CA. The hotel is owned by Insignia Hospitality and was built in collaboration with our consultant partners, including DCI Engineers (both civil & structural engineering), Brinjac Engineering (MEP engineering), Wilson Associates (landscape architecture), and Greenstreet (general contractor).

The hotel is a 4-story building made of wood-frame construction, which offers 117 rooms and modern facilities to provide guests with a comfortable and unforgettable stay. Various features have been incorporated to enhance the hotel’s functionality, such as an underground storm sewer system called “Stormtech” beneath the parking lot, a lightning protection system, the potential for future “EV” parking, accessible access to adjacent public sidewalks and public transportation, and an off-site public works landscape median. “We are thrilled to have designed this hotel in collaboration with Insignia Hospitality and our consultant partners,” said Ronald K. Smith, AIA, PE, NCARB, the architect on the project. “The TownePlace Suites Rancho Cordova, CA is a testament to our team’s commitment to delivering high-quality results that meet the needs of our clients and the community.”

The TownePlace Suites Rancho Cordova, CA is located at a strategic location, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. We are confident that guests will enjoy the amenities and services we have to offer and appreciate the impact this project will have on the community.

We had such an amazing time celebrating our 40th anniversary with some of our team, clients, and consultants last Friday. The photo booth was definitely a crowd-pleaser. We are so grateful for all the support that has helped us grow and succeed over the last four decades. Looking forward to building even stronger relationships, community, and creating more beautiful architecture!

The story of Mayse & Associates is one of pure love and inspiration. It all began when two amazing individuals, Mike & Betsy Mayse, crossed paths and decided to embark on a journey together – creating something truly beautiful along the way.

Despite humble beginnings, they took a leap of faith and established an architecture firm that is now renowned for its Excellent Service, Excellent Product. Their first project, a Jack-in-the-Box, may have been small, but it was the first stepping stone toward an incredible journey. With only themselves as employees, they built a business that has touched the lives of so many. Today, Mayse & Associates has over 35 employees, completes 100 plus projects annually, and has an impressive 90% repeat business rate.

Their passion and dedication have been the driving force behind Mayse & Associates for four decades, and their legacy will continue to shine bright.

Let’s applaud these two founders who have created something remarkable. Their story is a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and the beauty that can come from taking a risk. Here’s to many more years of building relationships, community, and architecture!

We are so excited to share that our team’s hard work and dedication have been recognized by Interior Design Magazine! Our Cotton Court Hotel project in Lubbock, Texas was featured in their April 2023 issue, with a four-page spread highlighting the stunning design.

We are honored to have been credited as the Architect of Record on page 4, and we couldn’t have done it without the incredible collaboration with Rottet Studio and our entire team. It truly takes a village to create something as extraordinary as the Cotton Court Hotel, and we are grateful to have worked alongside such talented individuals.

Congratulations to everyone involved in making this project a success! We are thrilled to see it showcased in a national publication and look forward to continuing to create beautiful spaces for our clients.

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We’re excited to announce that our firm has been selected for Marriott’s Recommended Architect Program for their classic and distinctive Select Service Brands!

Over the past 25 years, our extensive knowledge and expertise in the hospitality industry have made us fully equipped to design customized, prototypical, conversion, and co-branded hotels for Aloft, Courtyard, Element, Fairfield, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, AC Hotels and more.

We’re committed to working with Marriott International owners and developers to create unforgettable guest experiences, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to continue our partnership.

DALLAS, TX – Mayse & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ronald K. Smith, AIA, PE, NCARB and Nana Gaines will succeed Mike Mayse, AIA, LEED, NCARB as the firm’s new owners. Mike is set to retire after 40 years of building and establishing Mayse & Associates, Inc.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Mike over the last 21 years,” stated Ronald Smith.

“I am excited to take the reins and continue to build on the strong foundation that he has established. Mike will always be a part of our team, and we look forward to working with him as an advisor in the future.”

According to Nana, “Mike has been a great role model of integrity and leadership. He provided wisdom and guidance that we will miss and will continue to exemplify in his absence.”

The leadership team will operate under President Ronald Smith and Treasurer Nana Gaines, both appointed as Managing Partners in January 2023. They will be joined by two tenured leaders with a combined 50 years of architectural experience.

Gregory L. Daspit, RA, Vice President of Restaurant and Retail, will continue to serve on the leadership team.

Gregory L. Daspit, RA

Bryce Nichols, RA, NCARB, will also continue to serve on the leadership team as a Vice President.

Bryce Nichols, RA, NCARB


About Mayse & Associates

Mayse & Associates, Inc. (Mayse) is an award-winning Dallas-based architecture and planning firm with almost 40 years of experience. Since its establishment in 1983, the mission has been to build relationships that solve unique challenges for our clients, colleagues, and community. Mayse provides exceptional design and service for clients across the United States. The Mayse team has decades of experience working with all building types helping our clients create beautiful spaces from hotels, restaurants, and retail stores to corporate offices and healthcare facilities.

Mike Mayse, AIA, LEED, NCARB

Mike Mayse leaves the company with this, “40 years of continuous operations is a significant milestone for any business, and I feel honored and humbled to have a part of that. It is with a heavy heart that I take my leave, however, I am confident that the exceptional management team and staff will continue the traditions of Excellent Product and Excellent Service that has been the reputation and guiding principles at Mayse & Associates.”

Q1 2023 Newsletter