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Quality vs. Quantity in Campus Space Planning

One of the most common client comments we hear in our campus planning practice is “there’s not enough space for ___”. While there may be legitimate deficits in certain types of campus space (more on that later), what we frequently discover though interviews and analysis is that it is not the amount of space that’s…

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GFF Announces 2019 Promotions

GFF is excited to begin 2019 with the announcement and acknowledgement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 12 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers and landscape architects. Jim West, AIA, LEED AP was named Principal. Kent Pontious, AIA, LEED AP BD+C was named Studio Director. Jim West joined GFF in…
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St. Mark’s School of Texas Winn Science Center Dedication Ceremony

St. Mark’s School of Texas celebrates the dedication of the new 56,000 square foot Winn Science Center. The new building provides a Maker Lab and Shop, Digital Technology Lab, Robotics Lab and Greenhouse along with labs for Chemistry, Biology, DNA and Environmental Science. The Science Center also includes a 250-seat auditorium and a 100-seat planetarium,…

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GFF Welcomes Doug Neri as Director of Education Practice

Please join us in welcoming Doug Neri as GFF’s Director of Education Practice. Doug joins GFF from Stantec and Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York, a firm that GFF has recently enjoyed collaborating with on the Winn Science Center at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Graduating from the University of Houston in 2003, Doug…

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GFF Church Works Holiday Recipe Collection

GFF Churchworks Studio wishes everyone a safe and merry holiday season, and would like to share some of our favorite recipes to be enjoyed with friends and family. Pumpkin Bread Stephen Pickard Fudge Susan Wright Pecan Divinity Aaron Steward Oatmeal Raisin / Chocolate Chip Cookies Crystal Gore Sweet Potato Casserole Jacquelyn Block Turkey Brine Jamie…
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Portrait of a GFFer: Drake Johnson

Meet Drake Johnson. Drake is an Oklahoma native, where he received his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University. Drake has worked across the country in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; San Antonio; and has made his way to Dallas. Read below for more about Drake! Even though I am an aspiring landscape architect,…