GFF carefully considers the resources of our clients and our planet to create healthier, higher performing environments. Sustainable projects reduce waste and natural resource consumption while promoting occupant morale, student performance and employee productivity. As climate change becomes of increasing concern, efficient and thoughtful design has become increasingly important to the stewardship of our projects.  Our approach to sustainability is defined by the following Maxims:

  1. GFF creates places that improve the human, social, and environmental health of the communities they shape.
  2. We promote viable alternatives to unhealthy and non-renewable resources.
  3. We strive to minimize the energy consumption of the buildings we design and the embodied carbon of the materials we source.
  4. We believe the places we create must be adaptable, durable, and equitable.
  5. We seek to Create Memorable Places that are sustainable for generations.

Responsible Materials Research

The Black & Gold List is a GFF initiative to source exterior and interior materials that promote environmental and human health throughout the life of a project – from initial manufacturing to end of life cycle. We encourage the selection of materials that are responsibly sourced, low in harmful chemical content, and contribute to reduced carbon emissions.

Our People

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Firm News

GFF Austin Celebrates Five Years!

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.

Promotion Party 2023: Celebrating the Rise of 25 Talented Achievers

As 2023 gets underway, we at GFF are filled with excitement and gratitude as we celebrate the promotion of 25 talented employees.

GFF Announces Three New Principals

GFF is excited to announce three new principals as our firm continues to expand its reach and add diversity of expertise and perspective to our Principal team

Adaptive Reuse in an Environmentally Conscious Work Environment

In a post-pandemic world where employees may be reluctant to return to the office full time, the inventory of empty or partially occupied buildings continues to grow.

Our Work