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2018 AIA Dallas Emerging Leaders Program Graduates

written by Tyler Cini Two GFFer’s, Idaliza Camacho and Tyler Cini, participated in and graduated from this year’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) through AIA Dallas, continuing a longstanding tradition for GFF to send at least one representative to the program each year since its inception in 2009. ELP identifies, cultivates and mentors young leaders in…

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GFF Receives Two AIA Dallas 2018 Built Design Awards

  “GFF is honored to be awarded by AIA Dallas with design awards for our Factory Six03 and Hockaday Centennial Center projects.  It is rewarding to be acknowledged among all the excellent work being produced by Dallas’ architects. This year’s jury made note of how much Dallas has reinvested in the city center and creating…

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Robert Carr Chapel at TCU Receives a Preservation Project Award

On September 13, 2018, the Board of Historic Fort Worth, Inc. presented a Preservation Project Award to GFF for  the renovation of the Robert Carr Chapel at Texas Christian University. The design team was charged with three primary goals:  increased usability and flexibility, improved accessibility, and updated aesthetics. The chancel platform was expanded, the organ…

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Buckner Family Hope Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

GFF was pleased to have an opportunity to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake on September 27th with Buckner International and the rest of the project design and construction team. “It was an inspiring event to say the least. We are all very excited to see construction start,…

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PARK(ing) Day 2018

We are excited to announce that GFF’s design for PARK(ing) Day Dallas won a Parkie for Best Use of Space today! Our team worked long hours and braved torrential rain today to make the design a reality. The structure was designed by our awesome team of summer interns, and GFF then partnered with Rogers O’Brien…

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‘On My Own Time’ Gallery 2018

This summer, GFF held our seventh annual 'On My Own Time' gallery at the Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum, where we showcased various types of artwork created by our employees. The North Texas Business Council for the Arts’ (NTBCA) On My Own Time program is an annual, regional competition showcasing individual talents of corporations’ employees outside of the…
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GFF’ers Advance in the Sukkah Project Competition

On August 4, the jury of the newly launched DFW design-build competition, The Sukkah Project, selected ten finalists whose entries will be built as the second stage of the competition. Two of those finalists were Blake Thames, GFF Project Leader, and Jonathan Rollins, GFF Principal. All in all, twenty-eight designs were submitted by architects, artists…

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St. Andrew United Methodist Church Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony

GFF and team gathered on Sunday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano to celebrate Phase II’s start of construction. Congratulations to the team for all of their hard work!

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Womble Studio’s Most Memorable Places: DFW Edition

GFF’s mission statement certainly rings true to the spaces and places we create, but our ability to do so is certainly influenced by the way we’ve experienced the beautiful, uplifting, sustainable and authentic spaces and places in our own lives. See below for a summary of the places around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex—where we live…

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Womble Studio Design Charrette and Lunch

The Womble Studio was recently tasked by a client of ours to help conceptualize and site plan ideas for a potential biergarten-style restaurant space next to one of our multifamily projects under construction in Dallas. As such, we headed down from the office to nearby Katy Trail Icehouse for some inspiration, food and a good,…

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Sustainability: Solar Panels

written by Ashley Hall Ever thought about adding Solar panels to your home? Our own, Russell Hagg, Architect in the Dallas Interiors studio, answers some FAQ’s from his own experience: AH: What sparked your interest on installing solar panels for your house? RH: We wanted to find a way to reduce our electricity cost. AH:…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Priscilla Almendariz

Meet Priscilla. Priscilla was born and raised in Dallas and just recently moved back from New York where she recieved her Master of Architecture from Syracuse University. She is currently a team member in the Planning Studio at GFF. Read below for more about Priscilla! I have been in school for architecture for twelve years. Four…

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GFF Fort Worth Summer Party

GFF’s Fort Worth Studio beat the summer heat by having a summer swim party hosted by Lonnie Burns at his home. The GFF Fort Worth team enjoyed tacos, swam with their families and participated in a badminton competition. Stay cool friends!

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Portrait of a GFFer: Cesar Celis

Meet Cesar Celis. Cesar received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Cesar recently moved to Dallas from San Diego, California and joined GFF’s Landscape Studio. Read below for more about Cesar! I grew up by the beach. Although I never learned how to surf, I do enjoy swimming…

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The End of an Era: Larry Good Retires from GFF

Founding Principal and Chairman, Larry Good, is retiring from GFF after a vivacious 36-year career. Our GFF family gathered recently to celebrate Larry and his impact on the firm. Thank you Larry, for a GREAT 36 years! See below for more on the special night. https://gff.com/gff-leadership-transition/

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GFF Leadership Transition

Effective May 21, 2018 new leadership will take the helm at award-winning multidisciplinary design firm GFF. As part of a long-term transition plan which began in the early 2000s, GFF co-founder Duncan T. Fulton, FAIA, LEED AP will assume the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Evan Beattie, AIA, LEED AP will be named…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Allie Balling

Meet Allie Balling. Allie grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where she then moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. She spent a year at Tech when she decided to transfer to Texas Christian University. The ‘Horned Frogs’ stole her heart and she now bleeds purple; RIFF RAM. Read below for more about Allie!…

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2018 AIA RETROSPECT: GFF Exhibit

Last week GFF installed our exhibit for the 2018 AIA RETROSPECT in NorthPark Mall and it is displayed with a number of other exhibits designed by architecture firms in Dallas.  RETROSPECT is a public outreach event designed to promote architects, architecture, and activities within the community.  The exhibit demonstrates how architects lead efforts to make…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Harrison Daigle

Meet Harrison Daigle. Harrison received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University. Harrison recently moved to Dallas from Nashville, Tennessee and joined GFF’s Church Works Studio. Read below for more about Harrison! Originally from Johnson City (of Wagon Wheel fame), I moved to Franklin, TN before starting first grade. Exploring some familial Cajun roots,…

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GFF Pet Post 2018

We at GFF love our cuddly companions. See below for GFFers and their furriest friends!

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GFF’s Austin Office to Open April 2

Award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm GFF will open an Austin office on April 2, 2018. The 125-person Dallas and Fort Worth-based practice will offer architectural, interior design, master planning and landscape architectural services from their new office at 800 Brazos Street in downtown Austin.

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Portrait of a GFFer: Sandra Beer

Meet Sandra. Sandra was born in Missouri, but grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas.  As an undergraduate student, she attended Kansas State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture.  She then went on to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a Master of Architecture.  Having worked previously at GFF after…

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Carefree, Car-free

written by Jillian Brooks While the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area ranks as one of the most congested urban areas in the country, employees at GFF are finding ways to get out of their cars and back into the City.  GFFers have multiple ways of getting around, from the historic McKinney Avenue Trolley to the newly…

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STEAM Career Week Spring Break

On March 11th members of the Church Works studio participated in the STEAM Career Week Spring Break at the Dallas Arboretum: Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.  The event aims to inspire children to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).  Professionals from in these fields set up booths with activities to inspire…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Mike Lehr

Meet Mike Lehr. Mike is a city boy from Baltimore, Maryland and a huge Orioles and Ravens fan. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University in Philadelphia and has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 18 years. They have a 16 year old daughter, Madison, and an 8 year old son, Dylan. Mike…

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2nd Annual IIDA Chili Cook Off

A few from our interiors team here at GFF participated in the 2nd Annual IIDA Chili Cook off last Friday! We teamed up with Shawn at J+J Flooring Group and made a Cuban inspired smoked pork chili. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, you’re crazy! Though, we did not win, ours was sure a favorite…

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18th Annual IIDA Student Conference

This past Thursday, GFF participated in the 18th Annual IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Student Conference, held at The Westin Galleria Dallas. The conference hosted 150 interior design students from universities and interior design programs across the nation, as well as fellow industry professionals and manufacturer representatives that volunteered their time to host a variety of…

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Woodcreek Church Children’s Building Grand Opening

Woodcreek Church, located in Richardson, Texas celebrated their open house and building dedication ceremony this past weekend, for the recently completed, GFF designed, Children’s Building addition. The new building is separated from the existing building but tethered with 3 pedestrian links that create several unique features in the building design including a check-in “dock” equipped…

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GFF’s Laura Eder to Serve on the USGBC North Texas Regional Council

In January, GFF’s Director of Sustainability, Laura Eder, AIA, LEED AP, GGP was elected to serve a 3-year term for the USGBC North Texas Regional Council. Last year, the Texas Chapter combined its four existing chapters, creating one statewide entity of 5 Regions: Central, North, South, Texas Gulf Coast, and West. The USGBC Texas Chapter’s…

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GFF Announces 2018 Promotions

GFF is proud to begin 2018 with the celebration and announcement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 29 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects and operational staff members. Mark Bowles, ASLA was named Studio Director of GFF Landscape. Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP, Philip DeLaughter, Steven Hauk,…
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GFFers in the Arts: Victoria Lee

Victoria recently performed with Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Little Women as Sallie Gardiner in Fort Worth. Stolen Shakespeare Guild is a company that focuses mostly on producing classical work such as Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Jane Austen and more. Little Women is the classic story based on the author, Louisa May Alcott’s family, particularly her sisters. Sallie Gardiner…

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GFF Fort Worth Rings in the New Year

During the holidays, the GFF Fort Worth office had a holiday party at a Turkish restaurant in the Near Southside district of Fort Worth.  The combination of Turkish food with BYOB and a white elephant gift exchange proved to be a bonding experience for the studio.  Looking forward to great things and exciting opportunities in…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Josh Frederick

  Meet Josh Frederick. Josh was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, where he later attended the University of Kansas. Josh moved to Dallas immediately after graduating and began his career at GFF in 2013. Read below for more about Josh! I lived in Paris for a month during study abroad, and managed to ride…

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Happy New Year from GFF

GFF celebrated their 35th anniversary and annual Holiday Party at Factory Six03. The newly renovated West End Building was designed by GFF’s own Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton, Larry Good and Traci Webster. Being able to celebrate these milestones at a building close to our hearts made the evening all the more special! Happy…

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We Care Event 2017

On December 7th, the GFF Interiors group participated in the We Care event and won 2nd place for their craft for the kids, which was a Reindeer Ornament! Most importantly this is for a great cause.  The We Care event is at the Boys and Girls Club and is sponsored by Herman Miller.  Kids from…

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New Technology: Virtual Reality

written by Matt Blake Virtual Reality is an emerging trend that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Millions of new headsets have been shipped all over the world; ranging everywhere from stand-alone systems of wired headsets that require multiple tracking cameras and a high powered computers to simply smart phones that slip…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…
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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…

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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…

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D CEO 2017 Residential Real Estate Awards

GFF is pleased to congratulate Joel Behrens of High Street Residential on his recognition as Multi Family Developer of the Year in the D CEO 2017 Residential Real Estate Awards. GFF was hired by High Street Residential in 2014 to design and help lead the zoning change effort for M-Line Tower, a 20-story mixed-use project…
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2017 AIA Design Awards Chair – Blake Thames

After volunteering as an AIA Dallas Design Awards committee member for 4 years, GFF’s Blake Thames was selected to lead the committee as Chair for 2017. The Design Awards committee works throughout the year organizing events that elevate regional conversations about design excellence and celebrate the outstanding work being produced by AIA Dallas member architects.…

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GFF Halloween 2017

GFF celebrated the spooky season with their annual pumpkin painting party and costume contest! Shout out to our winners: Costumes: Spice Girls / Dora and Swiper Pumpkin Paintings: Hello Kitty and Stranger Things  

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TCU Carr Chapel

The Robert Carr Chapel at Texas Christian University is a popular wedding venue, but the beautiful Georgian space is also used for worship services, memorials, concerts and Greek organization initiations. Utilized by a variety of on- and off-campus stakeholders for a wide variety of events with diverse requirements, the chapel was in need of major…

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GFF’s Milestone Church Featured on Worship Facilities Magazine

GFF Church Works’ Milestone Church, located in Keller, Texas, was recently featured on the cover of the Worship Facilities Magazine. See the link below for more on the project! http://www.worshipfacilities.com/article/capturing_community_with_fresh_multi-gen_design

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KU Reception at GFF

GFF was honored to host a reception for the visiting students, alumni and staff from The University of Kansas. After visiting the Perot Museum with GFF’s Duncan Fulton, our guests enjoyed beverages and hors d’oeuvres, while catching up and talking all things architecture. Rock Chalk, Jayhawks!  

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Park Cities YMCA

The Park Cities YMCA is a well-loved community institution which dates back to the mid 1940’s. GFF was hired to assist with a challenging zoning case and to design a replacement building occupying the same city block. The building’s context was extremely important, driving many of the design decisions. The site fronts onto Preston Road,…

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GFF Interiors’ Newest Member

GFF Interiors welcomes there newest GFF Family member, Jordan Elizabeth Bowers! Baby Jordan was born on September 5th at 1:15 PM weighing in at 7 lbs. 12 oz and 20” long. Mom, Jamie Bowers, brother Barron, and dad, Jerod are all happy and healthy and settling in as a family of four.  Proud older brother…
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Jacquelyn Block Named Studio Director of GFF Church Works

GFF is pleased to announce that Associate Jacquelyn Block, AIA, has been promoted to Studio Director for the Church Works Studio. The growth and success of the studio, combined with Jacquelyn’s 12+ years of experience with faith-based and educational clients make her the perfect person to lead this wonderful group of 16 and manage the…

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‘On My Own Time’ Gallery 2017

In what has become a mainstay at the firm, GFF held our sixth annual gallery showcasing employee (and spouses’) artwork through the North Texas Business Council for the Arts’ On My Own Time program. As always, we were absolutely floored with the talents and passions of the people we see everyday. So many of them…

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Capital One – Plano Campus

Capital One wanted a workspace that reflects their working methodology, allows for creative thinking and sparks innovative and diverse ideas. The flexible open office environment is organized around ‘Pods’ which have spaces for workspace with mobile tables, large team work, smaller collaboration work areas and intimate spaces for focused individual work. Throughout the space, the…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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The Hockaday School 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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…

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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

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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…

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Dallas Holocaust Museum Wins AIA Dallas 2015 Unbuilt Design Award

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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).

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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…

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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

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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…
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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.  

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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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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…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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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…