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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Congrats to the GFF team!

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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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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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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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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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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…