On Our Own Time

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Locally Sourced Kindness

We have asked our employees which organizations they supported this year and would like to encourage our readers to support them too! In a year when we have often felt powerless to change things around us, we’ve found strength in the work that these organizations are doing (and have been doing for a long time) to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities.

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CANstruction 2020

While it was an unCANventional summer, our interns were able to still participate in a work from home program – GFFCAN.

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Jam With GFF

From time to time, we like to share the music we listen to with our coworkers. New albums and new artists are currency for conversations about creative accomplishment and serve as the mood-shifting push that we need to find our own ideas. Temporarily locked in doors due to COVID-19, we find ourselves listening to music more than we’re used to during a workday. Kitchen tables and home offices have become our new workstations and music is providing the right environmental mask to transform our homes into proper work spaces.

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Join Us at PARK(ing) Day Fort Worth 2019!

The GFF Fort Worth Team will be hanging ten at this year’s PARK(ing) Day. Come stop by and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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GFF Interiors Learns to Pack a Punch!

GFF Interiors is used to tackling design challenges that arise, but after a self-defense class with fellow interior…

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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…

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Cosby and Interiors Backyard Bash!

Earlier this summer, the Cosby and Interiors studios had another great turnout for their annual party. The combination…

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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…

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On My Own Time 2016

This August marks GFF’s fifth consecutive year of participating in the Business Council for the Arts’ On My…

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Race for the Cure

  This past weekend some of our GFFers participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in…

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On My Own Time 2015

Working at an architecture firm, one has to occasionally wonder about the hidden talents of your coworkers; what…

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GFFer Goes Over the Edge

This year, GFFer Aubrey Parks went Over the Edge to raise money for Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas.…

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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…

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Girl Scout Cookie Box Competition

This past weekend Jennifer Workman, Jeanmarie Brienza, Kathleen Wu, Kelsey Vusich and Lauren Amos participated with a troop in…

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Trekking West Texas 2014

Having traversed through Marfa, Fort Davis, and Big Bend National Park over the span of one weekend last…

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Big Bend Makes You Think!

Once upon a time we packed tents and provisions on our backs, ventured into the woods and up…

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The Strangers Take Dallas

GFF Principal, Brian Kuper (on the drums), and his band The Strangers performed last Friday night at the…

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It’s Softball Season at GFF!

Many athletes might drink G3 post-game. Our GFFers are drinking juice boxes. Top Row L-R : Sam Stribling, James Spence,…

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‘On My Own Time’ Gallery 2014

We’re very excited to announce a special relationship and venue for our Third Annual ‘On My Own Time’ art gallery…

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Architects Talking to Architects: Jacquelyn Block, AIA

July 17, 2014 – As published by the Texas Society of Architects Jacquelyn Block, AIA, is a project leader at Good,…

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Welding IX – Group 3

Group 3 attended their first welding workshop last night to be introduced to metal fabrication. Jackie Brooks, Claire…

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

GFF’ers Jackie Brooks, Jamie Bowers, Whitney Jones and English Minter braved the torrential rains to celebrate Spring at…
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GFF Animal Shelter Day!

Here at GFF, we’re getting excited for our upcoming event: GFF Animal Shelter Day on May 10th! There…
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Cool Thursday at the Dallas Arboretum

A fantastic view, excellent weather, and live music – what more could we have asked for?!   GFFers…

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Welding Workshop VIII – Group 2

Jeanmarie, Kelsey and Laura finished their projects this week: a table, and two wine holders. Laura’s table, built…

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GFF Goes Team Coco

Recently, late night television host Conan O’Brien spent a week filming his show in Dallas at The Majestic…

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Welding VI – Group 2

Projects are well under way as Group 2 finishes their second class. Kelsey is building a wine rack,…

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GFF Arch. Madness Tournament

Here at GFF there are a lot of people who love sports, even more who love architecture, and…

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Welding Workshop V: Group 2

Last night Group 2 began their first welding workshop. Laura Eder, Kelsey Vusich and Jeanmarie Brienza gather around…

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Welding IV

Last night Kathleen and Jillian Brooks finished up their metal tables during the welding workshop. Totaling 6 hours…

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Welding III

Welding Workshop Class #3. Isaac and Kathleen are well under way fabricating their own creations. Isaac is squaring…

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Annual Holiday Party Goes Slow-Motion (in a good way!)

GFF's annual party is one of our favorite events of the year. Besides lively discussions over cocktails and…
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Welding I

Last night, Kathleen Chu, Isaac Robinson, Jillian Brooks, and Parker Spence all attended class one of a 4-week…

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Pace Bend Parc

A couple of us GFFers just made a rock climbing trip this past weekend at Lake Travis –…
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American Cancer Society’s Corporate Hero Circle

GFF is entering it's 4th year of participating in the American Cancer Society's Corporate Hero Circle program. The…
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Top of the Pecking Order – UPDATE

An intricate intertwining of hemp cord creates the organically shaped eyes that highlight the main facades of the…

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The Connected City Design Challenge

February 5, 2014 – As published by The Architect’s Newspaper The Connected City Design Challenge: Ryan Flener, Assoc.…

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Every year, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas invites local architects and girls interested in architecture to develop…

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Top of the Pecking Order

Every year, the Dallas Arboretum installs a new rotation of children’s playhouses as a part of an annual…

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Gingertown 2013

Big thanks to everyone who came out to Northpark for the Gingertown 2013 build! We had a lot…

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Joe’s Photos from West Texas

"I had just returned from 6 days of hiking in Guadalupe Mountains National Park & thought I’d share…
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On My Own Time 2013

Building on the successes of our 2012 show, we were eager at GFF to participate once again in…

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On My Own Time 2012

In conjunction with the firm’s 30th anniversary, GFF was looking for ways to not only reminisce over the…

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Welding Class Is In Session

Experienced GFF’ers offer quite a few training courses for others, including welding classes, watercolor class, and sketching.

GFF Winter Party 2010

Every Holiday Season GFF celebrates the year end and wintertime with a grand social feast and party. Lots…