GFF Office Blog

Gavin Newman’s Celebratory Trip to Cambodia

To celebrate our engagement, my fiancé and I traveled to Cambodia to visit the temples at the ancient city of Angkor. Angkor was the physical and spiritual center of the Khmer empire – an empire that dominated southeast Asia from the 9th to 15th centuries. It was long known that Angkor was home to a…

Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center

As the first new building to be constructed in the historic context of Fair Park since the 1960’s, the new Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center is an exciting opportunity to reinterpret the architecture of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exhibition to meet modern functional and technological requirements. The new facility replaces the existing outdoor auction barn, located…

Rise in the City

GFF’s Valerie Baldridge recently participated in ‘Rise in the City,’ a national art competition held in New York City between architects and designers. The event brings together many influencers in design and construction that are able to discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can help to solve poverty problems in Africa. The guidelines for…

Portrait of a GFFer: Rachel Paver

Meet Rachel Paver. Rachel is a native Texan that grew up in Houston. Being a big Astros fan, she was extremely excited to see them win the world series this year. Her and her boyfriend have lived in Dallas for a little over 2 years now and have loved their time in the Big D.…

Factory Six03 Grand Opening

Last night, many gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated West End building, Factory Six03.  Among the attendees were GFF’s Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton and Marissa Tang, whom were all part of the design team. Congratulations to the Factory Six03 team on the completion of this project! See below for…

High Adventure Treks for Dads & Daughters

Starting in the fall of 2015, Brian Moore and his then ten-year old daughter Amory joined a six-year long outdoor adventure program called HATS, or High Adventure Treks for Dads & Daughters, focusing on increasingly challenging outdoor experiences that a father and daughter can share together.  Begun in 1996 by fellow Lake Highlands resident Kipp…