Stephen Pickard, AIA, NCARB

Principal / Director of Church Works Studio


Texas Tech University


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Stephen Pickard is a Principal with GFF, Inc

Mr. Pickard is a Principal and Studio Director at GFF and has over 35 years of architectural design and management experience. The last 16 years of his career have concentrated on the development of a national practice specializing in the design of church and faith based facilities. Mr. Pickard is very familiar with current trends and the most progressive thinking as it relates to Worship spaces, Children’s Education spaces and meaningful venues for Community Connection. These projects incorporate both cultural and religious aspects into church campuses that strive to serve not only their members but also the larger community.  In addition, we can assist churches in developing environmentally sustainable design solutions that promote energy efficiency and cost savings for the church. Mr. Pickard is currently working with several churches around the country and in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mr. Pickard also serves on the Design Committee for IFRAA, the Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture and on the Texas Tech University College of Architecture Advisory Board.