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  • On My Own Time 2015

    Working at an architecture firm, one has to occasionally wonder about the hidden talents of your coworkers; what with being employed in such a design-intensive profession. Fortunately for us, the North Texas Business Council for the Arts provides an outlet for not only GFF, but many other DFW corporations to present any kind of artistic…

  • Trekking West Texas 2014

    Having traversed through Marfa, Fort Davis, and Big Bend National Park over the span of one weekend last year, fellow GFFers Kathleen Chu, Lindsay Brisko and I decided to continue our backcountry road trip tradition this year with yet another exploration into West Texas. Tyler Cini, our other 2013 GFF traveling counterpart, unfortunately had to…

  • GFF Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    This week, GFF was challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html) and help raise both money and awareness for the organization fighting to find the cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. We had an outstanding turnout at the office, with employees both donating and facing the freezing water. GFF received the challenge earlier…

  • Going Back to the 1st Grade

    The first grade classes of Cottonwood Creek Elementary School are currently in the middle of a 2D and 3D shapes course, and who better to talk to about three-dimensional shapes in the real world than an architect! Following a trip the four classes took to the Perot museum earlier this week, I stopped by the…
  • Top of the Pecking Order – UPDATE

    An intricate intertwining of hemp cord creates the organically shaped eyes that highlight the main facades of the playhouse. GFF gave an extra effort towards this articulate application as we wanted to express the importance of an owl’s eyes, which are the main tool used by owls to find and hunt their prey. While exploring…

  • Top of the Pecking Order

    Every year, the Dallas Arboretum installs a new rotation of children’s playhouses as a part of an annual exhibit dedicated to entertaining and educating the youth throughout the DFW metroplex. Each playhouse is design-built by the pairing of a local architecture firm and general contractor selected by the Arboretum. As the time comes for a new…