GFF has received three awards in 2021 for its service, leadership, and workplace culture and we can’t pass on an opportunity to celebrate the people that have made it possible.
There’s an acronym that has been around for a while now which is getting more attention as we emerge from the pandemic: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is becoming a more common topic around the design of new buildings, whether they are speculative in nature or for a specific corporate user. ESG metrics are becoming a…
“Developers have broken ground on the next phase of the Lake Highlands Town Center in northeast Dallas. The 70-acre mixed-use development is at Walnut Hill Lane and Skillman Street and has been under construction for more than a decade. Developers have already built two apartment communities, a shopping center and townhomes in the project, which is served by a DART commuter rail station. Now, Austin-based builder OHT Partners has started construction on a 403-unit rental community at the northeast corner of Skillman. Called Lenox Lake Highlands, the apartments are scheduled to open next summer.”
It’s time to tell you about all the great things happening deep in the heart of Texas. Our Austin office has grown since we first opened our doors in 2018. We started with four pioneers and have flourished into a bustling office with 13 fantastic designers. These last three years have flown – we cannot hide how exhilarating it has been to establish a practice in one of America’s greatest cities.
This Texas church was able to create a more attractive campus with GFF Architects to design a project with future-planning capabilities.
Developers typically find that one of the most expensive components of a ground up construction is the glazing systems. Natural light gives life to a building. Without it there’s no life and no demand for space. Insulated glazing was invented in 1865, and the technology slowly started to make its way into commercial development in the 1930’s, becoming commonly available in the 50’s. Glass has a major impact on the experiential quality of a space and is often a primary component of the overall design concept. Glass technology has shaped and repeatedly redefined architecture, and its most recent evolution offers a broad spectrum of options.
Missions-minded architects and contractors help design and build a new worship space and food pantry for the homeless in Dallas.
We have asked our employees which organizations they supported this year and would like to encourage our readers to support them too! In a year when we have often felt powerless to change things around us, we’ve found strength in the work that these organizations are doing (and have been doing for a long time) to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities.
“A patio expansion-turned-atrium gathering space at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Dallas features interior design elements conducive to people congregating and passing through, but not germs.”
Meet Faiza Tayyab. Faiza graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Professional Bachelor of Architecture and joined the GFF Austin Office in February as a Team Member. Read below for more about Faiza! I was born in Iowa City but (thankfully) have been an Austinite for 20 years now. And yes, I…
Alix Rios has returned to lead GFF Interiors. We had a few things to ask her.
While it was an unCANventional summer, our interns were able to still participate in a work from home program – GFFCAN.
As a lasting result of the ‘Shelter-In-Place’ orders, our greenspaces may possess increasingly vital roles in our daily lives. As outdoor spaces continue to fill expanded roles, they also may adapt and change.
A few weeks ago, we asked our clients, consultants, contractors, and friends of the firm to share their experiences during the current pandemic. We are excited to share our findings and some of the excerpts from our generous survey volunteers.
“The tower will have floor-to-ceiling glass with planes to extend past the floor slabs at each end. The two retail buildings will be positioned on either side of the office tower with one building designed for several fast-casual restaurants and the other building planned for one upscale eatery. An activated park in the middle of the site will include a variety of seating and pedestrian-friendly pathways to enhance walkability and connection with the surrounding community.”