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Site Tour of a new Headquarters Office Building

Recently the Womble Studio took a tour of a new Headquarters Office Building under construction in Dallas. This 15,000 square foot office is located just off of the Katy Trail, near Highland Park, and the building is certainly striking. The project is intended to be representative of the owners’ legacy – humility and stewardship –…

2017 IIDA Cre8 Design Competition and Fashion Show

On April 28th, GFF competed in the biannual IIDA Cre8 Design Competition and Fashion Show. Our team included Alix Rios (model), Traci Webster, Emily Noble, Nancy Holmes, and Ashley Hall from GFF.  Architectural firms across Dallas are paired with one soft goods underwriter and one hard goods underwriter to design and create an outfit in…

Alta Strand Construction Site Tour

Recently the Womble studio took a tour of the Alta Strand construction site in the Dallas Design District. This 400 unit, 5-story wood framed multifamily residential project stretches nearly 1000 feet along Turtle Creek and an extension of the Trinity Strand Trail. The long linear site itself brought many challenges with access and layout, and efforts were…

2017 Promotion Insights

GFF, Inc. has announced promotions for 2017 and we have asked our promoted GFFers to share a couple personal insights about themselves. GFF is a diverse design firm and we love to celebrate our people and their passions. Each GFFer has given us two fun facts and one reason why 2016 was a memorable year.…

Press Release: GFF Announces 2017 Promotions

GFF, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent promotions. In total, 19 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and landscape architects were promoted for 2017. GFF Principal Evan Beattie, AIA, LEEP AP has been promoted to Senior Principal in charge of Business Development. Since joining GFF in 2005, Evan has managed complex mixed use and…

Jeff Good to Retire After 33 Years at GFF

After joining GFF in 1983, Jeff is putting his sign pen down to retire from his 33 year career, and picking his paint brush up. He and his wife, Susan, are packing up and heading to Vashon, Washington, where Jeff will be able to spend more time focusing on his second passion to Architecture; Watercolor…

Aura on McKinney

Aura on McKinney is a luxury rental residential development on the 1.74 acre former Hope Cottage property in the Knox Park neighborhood on the north side of Fitzhugh Avenue. Utilizing 5-story wood frame construction over a 2 ½ level concrete garage structure achieved a modest density for a podium style project of 110 units per…

GFF Landscape Collaborates on Dallas Zoo Elephant Sculpture

Peter Busby, a well-known sculptor from Connecticut, designed two life-sized elephants sculptures that have been put on display alongside the well-known giraffe sculpture at the Dallas Zoo. The GFF Landscape team designed the surrounding .45 acres site and also assisted the Dallas Zoo with the overall project coordination. This project was the result of a public…

Headquarters Office Building

This company selected a half acre site adjacent to the Katy Trail near Highland Park to build a 15,000 SF headquarters office. GFF was charged with creating a design that would serve multiple generations, with humility and good stewardship. The resulting building is three stories with a limestone base which conceals secured ground level parking.…

The Hockaday School Family Center for the Arts

“This wonderful Center is not only a culmination of a century of the arts at Hockaday, but also a pathway into the future of the arts in the 21st Century.” – Liza Lee Eugene McDermott Headmistress In early October, The Hockaday School celebrated the recent completion of the comprehensive reconstruction and addition to their facilities…

Factory Six03

One of the most recognizable forms on the Dallas skyline, the 603 Munger complex with its three 20-foot tall roof-top water tanks has anchored the West End for over 100 years. Granite Properties recognized the potential for this landmark structure to attract a new breed of creative office tenants and restaurants, and purchased the complex…

Lantana Ridge Office Buildings

Lantana Ridge is a 175,000 SF corporate office campus developed by Lincoln Property Company on Southwest Parkway among the cedar and live oak studded hills on the western edge of Austin. The linked, three-story office buildings are positioned parallel with a ridgeline forming a visitor motor court on the uphill entry side and with covered…

M-Line Tower

Construction of the five-level below-grade parking structure for High Street Residential’s M-Line Tower has recently bottomed out, and now this long-awaited luxury residential development at the northeast corner of McKinney Avenue and Bowen will begin its skyward journey. The project is located on the former site of the much-loved Uptown Café Express, which will return…

Buckner International Family Hope Center

GFF has designed a new Family Hope Center for Buckner International, a global faith-based non-profit in Dallas, Texas. The new 23,000 SF building will serve the Bachman Lake area community by providing financial empowerment classes, family counseling, humanitarian aid, a licensed after-school program and a youth academy. GFF divided the building into smaller masses and…

2016 GFF Promotions

GFF, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Brian Moore, AICP and Maria Gomez, AIA, LEED AP were named Principals. In addition, David Boone, RA was named Associate Principal. In total, 26 architects, intern architects, interior designers and planners were promoted in another record-breaking year for the firm. Moore, graduating with a Master Degree…

November Featured Project: Clearfork Office Building

Cassco Development Co. commissioned GFF to design a pair of office towers and shared structured parking for a 12-acre site at the northwest corner of the newly opened Chisholm Trail Parkway and Clearfork Main Street in Clearfork. (Link to website www.clearfork1848.com). The first of the twin six story towers encompasses approximately 170,000 SF of Class…

October Featured Project: Alta Left Bank Fort Worth

Left Bank is a 13.42-acre multi-block mixed use village which broke ground in September on West 7th Street between downtown Fort Worth and the Cultural District. Wood Partners was invited by the master developer (Centergy) to develop the multi-family residential component at Left Bank, which will be comprised of three city blocks containing a total…

Bachman Lake Ground Breaking

Thanks to the hard work of Regen Fearon, Bachman Lake Community Members, Zero to Five Funders Collaborative, Lumin Education, and our very own GFF team along with many more; this 14,000 square foot child care and office facility broke ground today.  Don’t miss us at the Grand Opening this November!  Team Members: Duncan Fulton, David…

Larry Good Receives 2015 Texas Society of Architects Honor Award

Chairman and co-founder of GFF, Larry Good, is this year's recipient of the Texas Society of Architects Award for Community Service in Honor of James D. Pfluger, FAIA. In addition, retired GFF Principal, Bryce Weigand, is the recipient of the Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA. Read more about this year's…

August Featured Project: The Container Store

GFF has continued and deepened our relationship with this Dallas-based retailer over the past 15 years, helping them expand into new and growing markets across the country. As The Container Store went public in the Fall of 2013, their growth model had to increase to keep step with investor expectations. Store openings increased from four…

Alcatel Lucent Ground Breaking

The GFF Interiors team attended the Ground Breaking event with Alcatel Lucent to kick off the 250,000SF office project in Plano, TX. Team Members: Traci Webster, Abby Bradley, Jackie Brooks and Taylor Tillman

Just call us GFF

As of July 1, 2015, Good Fulton & Farrell has a new name. GFF. You’ve been calling us that for a decade, and it’s time we made it official. The new name is appropriately reflective of the transitions we’ve been making in the ownership of our company, from the original founders to a broader group of…

Dallas Holocaust Museum Wins AIA Dallas 2015 Unbuilt Design Award

Congrats to the GFF team!

Best in Show at CRE8 Design Challenge

Last week, GFF Interiors participated in the CRE8 Design Challenge and Fashion Show hosted by IIDA Dallas Fort Worth City Center for the first time. We are proud to announce we went home with the ‘Best of Show’ award. The hardworking team, Alix Bulleit, Jackie Brooks, Cristina Driver, Kelsey Vusich, Traci Webster and Kathleen Wu,…

Perot Museum Earns SITES Certification

“The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has earned SITES certification at the one-star rating!” The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a product of a 25-year effort by broad cross sections of the Dallas community, is among 12 projects to recently receive SITES Certification. The museum, built with entirely private funds, has become a Dallas…

March Featured Project: AvreaFoster

AvreaFoster is a branding and advertising firm that helps clients build more profitable relationships. They hired GFF to design their new 13,000 SF offices in Ross Tower to better accommodate their growing agency. An open office environment was favored, to take advantage of sweeping views of Downtown Dallas and to foster the collaborative, creative process…

February Featured Project: Lakewood Elementary

Lakewood Elementary School is known for academic excellence, strong neighborhood relationships and enthusiastic parent support. Dedicated in 1952, the original school building provides approximately 45,000 square feet, but today more than half of the learning spaces are located in deteriorating modular and portable buildings, and outstanding art and music programs are taught in small and…

GFF Promotions 2015

GFF is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Todd Burtis, AIA and Russell Hagg, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB were named Associate Principals. In total, 26 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and administrative professionals were promoted in a record-breaking year for the firm. Burtis, a graduate of Texas Tech University and The Real Estate Council’s…

December 2014 Featured Project: CityLine MARKET

Groundbreaking has taken place for CityLine Market, the Whole Foods Market anchored community shopping center within the 186-acre master planned mixed use development and the future home to State Farm Insurance corporate headquarters. Our client, Regency Centers, strives to connect to the community’s personality through notable architecture, popular outdoor spaces, eye catching signage and distinctive…

GFF Projects Win Big

It has been an exciting week for three GFF projects. Windsong Ranch, located in Prosper, Texas recently received Silver Award Honors as one of the Best Welcome Centers by the National Association of Home Builders. http://www.thenationals.com/SilverWinners2015/ CB2-Minneapolis and Crate&Barrel-Atlanta (Shops Around Lenox) were both awarded Silver Honors by the ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards. Congratulations…

November 2014 Featured Project: Milestone Church

On Easter 2013, Milestone Church celebrated its 10th Anniversary. From its humble beginnings in a high school cafeteria, Milestone has grown from 30 members to over 3,000. As one of America’s fastest growing churches, Milestone is relocating to 54 beautiful wooded acres in Keller, Texas. The new campus will include a 2,500 seat worship center, cutting edge education…

508 Park Avenue Amphitheater Opens at Encore Park

In June 2011, The Stewpot/Community Ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas completed the purchase of 508 Park Avenue, Dallas, and the adjoining properties on either side. 508 Park has received national and international attention because of its unique history as one of only two locations where the legendary blues musician Robert Johnson recorded. As…

October 2014 Featured Project: Dallas Farmers Market

Since 2011, GFF has been engaged with the new owners and managers of Dallas Farmers Market in the master planning and execution of a comprehensive new vision. Spectrum Properties now owns the lion’s share of the district, and enlisted the skills of well- known Dallas restaurateurs and foodies Janet and Phil Cobb in defining the mix of tenants and…

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center Wins 2014 AIA Dallas Honor Award

The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center serves as the hub of environmental and social interest for the 3,100 acres of man-made wetland habitat on the Rosewood Seagoville Ranch property. The Center provides opportunities for research, education, wildlife observation and community gathering. The 5,400 SF facility fulfills many roles including a staging and exhibit hall for…

Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review Features Cypress Waters in "Anatomy of a Deal"

Cypress Waters is Billingsley Company’s 1,000-acre mixed-use development in the North Dallas/Freeport Area. The quarterly issue of Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review features this project in “Cypress Waters Anatomy of a Deal”. GFF is proud to be involved in this project and congratulates Billingsley Company on 10 years of hard work paying off! To read…

GFF Fort Worth

President and CEO Duncan Fulton, FAIA visited GFF’s new Fort Worth office yesterday. Here is our new space and our Fort Worth Studio (L-R – Ted Gupton, Jamie Wallace and Lonnie Burns).

GFF Named Top 50 In Business for 2014

GFF has been named “Top 50 in Business” by Architect Magazine for the second consecutive year! Architect Magazine describes the premise of the Architect 50 awards on its website.  Every year, we approach the ARCHITECT 50 with the same premise. It may be impossible to capture every way in which a firm can excel, have a significant impact…

GFF Named to DBJ’s 2014 Best Places to Work

Congratulations to everyone at GFF. We are so proud and honored to be named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 2014 Best Places to Work! We could not have done it without each and every one of our 106 GFFers. http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/2014/04/dbj-announces-2014-best-places-to-work-winners.html

Tammy Chambless Celebrates 30 Years at GFF

Tammy Chambless recently celebrated her 30-year anniversary with GFF, a mark of her many significant achievements and influence on what GFF has become. Tammy hails from Pampa, Texas and received her architectural degree from the University of Texas, Austin. When she walked through our door in the Spring of 1984, we were impressed with many…

Duncan Fulton on the Radio!

Last Friday, Duncan Fulton was featured on the PlayMakers Talk Show with Steve Klein. Listen to the audio from the show below. Duncan’s segment begins at 15:00 –> Your browser does not support the audio element.  

GFF Church Works Studio Newsletter: Horner Family Museum

In 2012, Premier Designs President Tim Horner decided to honor his parents and company founders, Joan and Andy Horner, by building a museum that would communicate the company’s philosophy and ideals to a new generation of employees. The Las Colinas facility regularly hosts busloads of independent distributors (or jewelers) going through their sales training process,…

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science Receives AIA Award

It was recently announced that The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is the recipient of the 2014 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Award.  The project received a citation for Stellar Architecture Using BIM Delivery Process Innovation and also received recognition for Jury’s Choice. For more information, visit the AIA Website. The building was designed…

March 2014 Featured Project: 3700M, Dallas, Texas

3700M is a mixed use development of 472,000 SF under construction on McKinney Avenue adjacent to West Village in Uptown Dallas. The 3-acre site was purchased by Forest City Residential from Cityplace Company. The 37,000 SF ground floor retail and restaurant component will extend the street-level energy and vitality of West Village, and Cityplace Company will…

March 2014 Featured Project: Palisades Master Plan, Richardson, Texas

Palisades is a 58-acre tract of land in the heart of Richardson across U.S. 75 from the Galatyn Park DART Station, owned by a partnership of JP Partners, KBS and GE Capital. Zoning entitlements for the tract created in 2006 proved to be ineffective and impractical, and no subsequent development occurred for the next seven…

Water is a Precious Resource

John DeFillipo, Director of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, made a very compelling presentation to the GDPC Board this morning on the wetlands contributions to our area’s drinking water supply.  John brought the presentation home with wildlife photos from the center including bobcats and bald eagles.  Great job on the presentation John, and we…

Have you met Ted?

GOOD FULTON & FARRELL OPENS FORT WORTH OFFICE LED BY TED GUPTON, AIA PRESS RELEASE – February 28, 2014 – GFF has officially put down roots in Fort Worth with a new office and seventh architectural studio led by Ted Gupton, AIA. Gupton, a sixth generation Fort Worth native with more than 35 years of project management…

2014 Promotions

DALLAS, TX – January 17, 2014 – GFF is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Director of Operations Allison A. Hubbard, MBA was named a Principal. Jim West, RA, LEED AP was named an Associate Principal. In total, 22 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and administrative professionals were promoted in another record-breaking year for…

GFF Celebrates 30 Years & New National Rankings

Opening its first set of doors in 1982, GFF has won more than 100 awards for design excellence, and continues to leave its footprint on the North Texas region, taking on high profile projects such as Forest City’s 3700 McKinney development in West Village and The Hockaday School Centennial Expansion program. “In spite of working…

GFF Client Appreciation Party / 30th Anniversary

GFF held a Client Appreciation Party in honor of our 30th Anniversary.

GFF Adds Dimension to Its Diverse Practice Portfolio

Good Fulton & Farrell (GFF) recently announced the addition of Stephen Pickard, AIA NCARB who joined the firm as an Associate Principal and Studio Director of Church Works. With more than 28 years of architectural design and management experience, Pickard brings his professional expertise in church work, both modern and traditional, to a firm that…