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 has established its own ecclesiastical practice. “Having spent the last 20 years developing a national practice specializing in large, generally non-denominational churches, I am excited about the opportunity to blend my experience with GFF’s more localized, denominational church practice,” said Pickard. “I also feel that my practice will benefit from the expanded resources available in a 60-person firm.”

Working to plan and execute facilities that support a common purpose, create “community” and incorporate both cultural and religious aspects is at the forefront of Pickard’s practice.

“These campuses strive to serve not only their members but also the larger community,” said Pickard. “Progressive Mega-church planning models are favoring more community scaled, multi-venue environments, accommodating a diversity of worship styles in one or more locations.”

“To add an architect of Stephen’s stature to our team is a great move,”said GFF President, R. Lawrence Good, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP. “We could not be more pleased.”

A former principal with Alliance Architects, and more recently a principal with BASIC Architecture, Pickard’s career began in New York City where he worked for Hardy Holzman Pfieffer. A graduate of Texas Tech University, his work has spanned coast-to-coast as well as into Central America. He has completed several award winning projects for cultural, corporate, educational and liturgical building types.