DALLAS, TX – January 17, 2014 – GFF is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Director of Operations Allison A. Hubbard, MBA was named a Principal. Jim West, RA, LEED AP was named an Associate Principal. In total, 22 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and administrative professionals were promoted in another record-breaking year for the firm.
Hubbard, a graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Dallas Class of 2009 and The Real Estate Council’s Associate Leadership Council in 2006, began her career with GFF in 1997. “I am thrilled to be named a Principal at GFF,” Hubbard said. “Having been with this firm for 17 years it truly does feel like family. I am extremely passionate about our people, the culture we promote and keeping our firm one step ahead in this competitive market.”
Joining GFF in 2011, West brought more than 16 years of experience in multifamily housing to the firm. “I’m very fortunate to be part of this dynamic and diverse team, and to grow with GFF as we head into our next 30 years of success,” West said.
Further promotions included the following: promoted to Associate were Andrew Adkison, AIA, Steve Hauk, AIA, Whitney Jones, RID, Xavier Spencer, AIA, Todd Toupal, Jonathan Wood, RA, LEED AP and Jennifer Workman, AIA. Cynthia Shumway was promoted to Accounting Leader. Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP was named Project Leader. Promoted to Senior Project Coordinator were Lance Abaya, Jackie Brooks, Jeremy Roehr, Assoc AIA, LEED Green Associate, Sam Stribling and Blake Thames. New Project Coordinators include Abby Branch, Assoc AIA, LEED AP, Lindsay Brisko, LEED AP BD+C, Zach Farrell, Assoc AIA, Bryant Olivas, James Spence and Emily Stribling.
“We are proud of everything that our firm accomplished this year and much of that is attributable to these valuable professionals,” said Chairman, Larry Good, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP. “We were fortunate to hire 26 talented people in 2013 (representing a 30% growth rate) and were ranked #1 nationally in Architect Magazine’s “Top 50 in Business,” a portion of The Architect 50 annual survey. We look forward to an even more successful 2014. The business climate in our region looks to be just as vigorous, and we intend to land our fair share of challenging projects.”