Sustainability

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.

About

Learn more about the mission and organization of our practice.

We Are Hiring!

We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, competitive salary/benefits and advancement potential at all levels for Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners and our Operations Team.

New Project Opportunities

Please contact us if you are a prospective client with a new project opportunity that you would like to discuss with out experts.

People

Our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US

Sustainability

GFF carefully considers the resources of our clients and our planet to create healthier, higher performing environments.

Our Work

Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.

News

Read the latest news about our work and learn more about our firm culture

Turning On A New Light

We are excited to start 2024 with a new logo, inspired by our new headquarters in the heart of the vibrant Victory Park neighborhood of Dallas. This transition is more than just a change of logo and address; it is an improved reflection of who we are and where we want to go as an industry-leading, design-focused firm.

Designing Spaces that Reflect Our Clients’ Mission

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

Life Fellowship Church Unveils Newly Transformed Campus

GFF developed a new comprehensive campus master plan for Life Fellowship Church (LFC) located in McKinney, Texas, which includes renovation and expansion of their current campus to include a 1,200-seat future worship center, a weekday preschool, additional adult classrooms, and an administrative suite on a very compact site.

Protecting Our Feathered Friends

As cities grow and buildings become taller, the need to protect the earth's bird population is becoming more urgent. Thankfully, there are solutions to mitigate the problem, including guidelines for bird friendly glazing selections and building design features.

Our People

Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.

Maria Gomez

Principal + Studio Director

Jason Cave

Associate Principal + Director of Civic Practice

John Shiver

Associate Principal + Director of Education Practice

Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice