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 residential projects for the firm and has played an instrumental role in fostering the firm’s relationships with real estate developers with a national presence. “I’m honored to have an opportunity to follow in Larry Good’s footsteps, leading GFF’s business development efforts,” Beattie said. “Larry has been grooming me for this position since I joined GFF, and the decades of work that Duncan Fulton and Larry Good have invested in succession planning for our firm have positioned us well for the current and next generation of GFF Principals to grow into firm wide leadership roles in the near future. I’m also very pleased that Larry will continue to be actively engaged at GFF for the foreseeable future, and he will continue to be an invaluable resource and mentor to me. We are grateful for the extremely talented team of design professionals we have at GFF, and are very excited about the new opportunities we are already seeing in 2017 which we expect to be another great year of growth in North Texas.”

Andrew Adkison, AIA, Mark Bowles, ASLA, PLA and John Womble, AIA were named Associate Principals.

Andrew Adkison, a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Architecture, joined GFF in 2007. He is a co-founder and director of GFF Media, a division of GFF “I feel so blessed to be part of such a talented and interesting firm,” he said. “I really enjoy the challenges that each day poses and I am invigorated by the work that I get to be a part of. It is impossible to overstate the quality and character of the people that I encounter here at GFF every day.”

Mark Bowles began his career with GFF in 2013 and leads GFF Landscape. As a registered landscape architect and urban designer, Mark has served as a project manager for a wide variety of planning, urban design and landscape architectural projects throughout the country. “When you do something with passion, you want to work with a company that shares that passion, and that is something that GFF brings to the table for both its employees and clients,” said Bowles. “With this promotion, my hope is to continue to bring the heightened level of service that both our new and existing clients have come to expect from GFF.”

John Womble has over 16 years of experience and joined the GFF team in 2012. As a recently named Studio Director, John leads a team of 12, focusing primarily on high density urban multi-family, student housing, senior living and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects. “It is a tremendous opportunity to lead a Studio filled with such talented people working on complex and interesting projects,” said Womble. “This is a very exciting time in GFF’s history, and I am thrilled to be part of it.”

Additional promotions included the following: Philip DeLaughter was promoted to Director of I.T. and I.T. Services. Promoted to Associate were Lonnie Burns, AIA, Dean Hageman, AIA and Jillian Kohl. Promoted to Project Leader were Carrie Cunningham, RA, Emily Mendez, IIDA, Samuel Mortimer, RA and Alix Rios, RID, IIDA. Promoted to Senior Project Coordinator were Eduardo Balderrama, JohnPaul Barrandey, Ryan Beattie, Jonathan Creel, Jason Hoyt and Morgan Tade, Assoc AIA, LEED Green Associate. Promoted to Project Coordinator was Taylor Tillman.