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  • Glass Technology that Can Bring Value to Your Building

    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.

  • D Magazine – Details, Renderings Unveiled For Uptown High-Rise Redevelopment

    “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.”

  • St. Mark’s School of Texas Winn Science Center Dedication Ceremony

    St. Mark’s School of Texas celebrates the dedication of the new 56,000 square foot Winn Science Center. The new building provides a Maker Lab and Shop, Digital Technology Lab, Robotics Lab and Greenhouse along with labs for Chemistry, Biology, DNA and Environmental Science. The Science Center also includes a 250-seat auditorium and a 100-seat planetarium,…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Portrait of a GFFer: Amanda Kalescky

    Meet Amanda. Amanda is a Dallas native that attended Texas Tech University to receive her undergraduate degrees and the University of Texas at Arlington for her master’s. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Rob, for seven years and together they have a three year old daughter, Eleanor and a five year old…

  • Portrait of a GFFer: Idaliza Camacho

    Meet Idaliza Camacho. She relocated to Dallas from Puerto Rico to work at GFF as a Senior Project Coordinator and member of Sower Studio. She completed a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture Degree, both at the University of Puerto Rico. See below for more about Idaliza! I was born in the Dominican Republic, where…

  • Brisco Carpenter Livestock Center Tour

    Recently, the Gomez Studio did a construction tour of the Brisco Carpenter Livestock Center at Fair Park. Sandra Beer (the project leader) led the studio on a tour of this project and discussed the challenges of working on a unique project type located in a National Historic District. In addition to containing livestock auction facilities,…

  • Portrait of a GFFer: Chris Andersen

    Meet Associate Principal and member of Lawrence Cosby’s studio, Chris Andersen. Chris has been with GFF for 18 years! When he’s not traveling to his favorite city of Rome or country of Japan, you can find him at his favorite Dallas spot – White Rock Lake. This guy is full of interesting facts. I first…

  • Alta Maple Station Construction Site Tour

    On Friday, April 25, Gomez Studio took a tour of the Alta Maple Station construction site. The 248 unit, 4-story, wood-frame, multi-family project is well underway close to the corner of Maple Avenue and Inwood Road, directly adjacent to the Dart Inwood Station. Sited on a tricky property to plan, the project was inevitably split…

  • Clinkinbeard Quarter

    Last Thursday, I gave a tour to Young Guns group from TREC of David Spence’s (Good Space) retail campus at the corner of N Tyler Street and W Davis Street called Clinkinbeard Quarter. Good Space added 16,000 SF of retail space in a one-story, brick building built in 1922, to the 4,000 SF wood frame…

  • Portrait of a GFFer: Blake Thames

    Who would ever have imagined Blake with the shaggy-hair look? Blake is a member of Lawrence Cosby’s studio and if you are ever looking for him…you will find him where he should be…at his desk. He’s extremely friendly, very talented and ALWAYS willing to help out a neighbor (with his vast Photoshop skills). Read more…