Prime Architects

Our Team

We’ve got your back.

About Us


It’s you before us! We are in the business of designing buildings and building relationships that endure. Our team collaborates closely with you and all necessary experts throughout every stage of your project–listening, sharing ideas, and consulting with you on any challenges that arise.

This results in mutual respect that helps build consensus and ensures that all invested parties are heard and that the project truly represents your needs. You will always know what’s going on with your project and we make sure that you have the same team with you from the conception to the completion of your project.

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Our Team


As veterans of the military and this industry, we are guided by a shared set of core values. During our time in service, we learn that failure is not an option and we bring this into our lives and work. Under the leadership of Gene Lavastida, Prime Architects has developed a track record of dependability since its founding in 2013, which is why clients like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and many local business owners trust us with even the highest demand projects.

No matter how complex the project, no matter how many stakeholders are involved, you can count on us to deliver high-quality service and results.

We are a CVE verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), as well as an SBA- certified 8(a) firm.

Meet Our team

Gene Lavastida, AIA

Gene Lavastida, AIA


Gene is the wizard behind the curtain. Founder & CEO of Prime Architects and LDG, he is a Navy Veteran, half marathon runner, local BSA Troop Committee Chair and supporter of the local Girl’s High School Rugby Club.

Byron Morris, RA

Byron Morris, RA

Project Manager

Lover of national parks, adventurous food and random trivia questions, and your man to get things done. Byron has worked for the largest A/E firms in Oklahoma and run projects of all shapes and sizes, up to $20M budgets.

Dustin Cordry

Dustin Cordry

Project Architect

Project Architect with extensive construction, production and CAD management expertise. He’ll ensure the quality of your project. Outside of work, he’ll be off the grid hiking, fishing or camping.

Dawn McCraney

Dawn McCraney


A 20 year accounting veteran with an impressive resume of past clients, including one of the country’s largest lp gas providers. Dawn enjoys being active, traveling with her husband, and getting crafty in her spare time.

Rayne Caldwell

Rayne Caldwell

marketing Coordinator

Provides valuable administrative support and marketing coordination, Rayne is a hard working, dedicated part of this team and is currently working towards acceptance to an MD/PhD program at the University of Oklahoma.

Since 2013

Our History

Prime Architects has been providing comprehensive architectural and building operations services to both government and commercial clients. Our main focus is providing high quality design solutions while orchestrating the integration and management of architectural and engineering systems in buildings.

We hold a strong centrally southern presence within the U.S. being located in Norman, Oklahoma.

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