It’s The People That Make The Place

People Make the Place - Jon Rollins

It’s the People that Make the Place / Jon Rollins

Jon Rollins is a leader in GFF’s institutional practice, focusing on university projects, independent schools, cultural facilities and…
People Make the Place - Jim West

It’s the People that Make the Place / Jim West

Jim West is a 1996 graduate of The University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Architecture.…

It’s the People that Make the Place / Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal at GFF and functions as our Cultural, Office and Build-to-Suit…
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It’s the People that Make the Place

GFF has received three awards in 2021 for its service, leadership, and workplace culture and we can’t pass on an opportunity to celebrate the people that have made it possible.

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Portrait of a GFFer: Marisa Dominguez

Meet Marisa Dominguez, an 11th generation San Antonian! Marisa graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s in…
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Portrait of a GFFer: Bryana Cozart

Meet Bryana Cozart. Bryana was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Kansas State University…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Taylor Hanttula

Meet Taylor Hanttula. Taylor is a Frisco native and graduate of Texas Tech University with a Master of…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Colleen Christian Goff

Meet Colleen Christian Goff. Colleen attended Harding University and lived in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Texas last…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Perry Weber

Meet Perry Weber. Perry is a Chicago native and graduate from the University of Kansas. He joined GFF…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Dean Hageman

Meet Dean Hageman. Dean is an Associate in the Austin office, but started his career at GFF in…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Maxine Kraft

Meet Maxine Kraft. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Maxine joined the Austin office in…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Zach McLain

Meet Zach McLain. Zach received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) and joined the…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Anna Eliese Scott

Meet Anna Eliese Scott. Anna Eliese is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the GFF…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Scott Williams

Meet Scott Williams. Scott received his Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University (Cyclones, not Hawkeyes). He is…
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Portrait of a GFFer: Drake Johnson

Meet Drake Johnson. Drake is an Oklahoma native, where he received his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Priscilla Almendariz

Meet Priscilla. Priscilla was born and raised in Dallas and just recently moved back from New York where she…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Sandra Beer

Meet Sandra. Sandra was born in Missouri, but grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas.  As an undergraduate student, she…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Mike Lehr

Meet Mike Lehr. Mike is a city boy from Baltimore, Maryland and a huge Orioles and Ravens fan. He…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Josh Frederick

  Meet Josh Frederick. Josh was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, where he later attended the University…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Amanda Kalescky

Meet Amanda. Amanda is a Dallas native that attended Texas Tech University to receive her undergraduate degrees and…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Sarah Hamzeh

Meet Sarah. Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s in Architecture…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Sydney the Womble Studio Wombat

Meet Sydney, the mascot/newest member of the Womble Studio! She came to GFF this year all the way…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Melanie Kumar

Meet Melanie Kumar. Born in New York and raised in Daytona Beach, FL, Melanie went to The University…
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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…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Ashley Hall

Meet Ashley Hall. Ashley was born in Connecticut, but is a North Carolina native (Panther Nation!). She received…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Russell Hagg

Meet Russell, a third generation Dallasite, whose passion outside of architecture is adult education and teaching adults to…
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Portrait of a GFFer: Gavin Newman

Meet Gavin Newman, born in Dallas and raised in Mesquite, Texas. After completing Tulane Universities Master’s program, he eagerly returned to…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Susan Wright

Meet Susan Wright, a native Texan, who attended the School of Architecture at UTA. When she is not…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Chad Kyzar

Meet Chad, a graduate of UTA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s in Architecture. He…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Ross Charba

Meet Ross Charba. He was born and raised in the small town of Portland, Texas, just north of…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Taylor Tillman

Meet Taylor Tillman. Taylor was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and went on to attend Mississippi State…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Adam Fenner

Meet Adam Fenner. Adam was born in Dallas and raised in Richardson, Texas. He has been with GFF…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Mariah Trevizo

Meet Mariah Trevizo. She attended the University of Kansas where she completed the 5-year Master’s program in Architecture…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Morgan Harrison

Meet Morgan Harrison. She has been with GFF just under a year and is a Senior Project Coordinator in…

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Portrait of a GFF Principal: Brian Kuper

Meet Brian Kuper. Brian has been with GFF for 23 years and is a Principal and Design Director.…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Grant Wickard

Meet Grant Wickard. Grant has been with GFF since 2003 with only 18 current employees starting before that…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Jason Hoyt

Meet Jason Hoyt. This Texas Tech grad is a Project Coordinator in Tammy Chambless’ studio. Jason has been…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Jeremy Roehr

    Meet Jeremy Roehr. Jeremy has been with GFF for just under four years and is a Project…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Alix Rios

Meet Alix Rios, a UT Austin grad and member of the Interiors studio. Alix has been with GFF…

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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…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Jim West

Meet Jim West, an associate principal and a member of Maria Gomez’s studio. Jim joined GFF in 2011…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Jillian Brooks

Portrait of a GFFer is back and this week we are featuring Jillian Brooks. Jillian is a member…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Lena Starostine (extended cut!)

Every so often we have one that breaks the mold. This week Lena is taking Portrait of a…
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Portrait of a GFFer: Mark Bowles

  Meet GFF’s Landscape Architect Mark Bowles. Mark is a member of GFF Planning and is likely one…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Ryan Wilson

Ryan joined GFF nearly one year ago and is a member of GFF Planning. In reading Ryan’s fun…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Taylor Catalano

F un=Taylor, Taylor=Fun! This week’s Portrait of a GFFer is Taylor Catalano. She’s a cheerleader for GFF, loves…

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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…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Jamie Bowers

This is Jamie’s debut on the GFF Office Blog but if you checked out our Pet Post you’ve…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Tyler Cini

Meet and greet, Tyler. Tyler LOVES sports and is the name and face behind our now-famous “Arch Madness.”…

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Portrait of a GFFer : Sara Good

We think Sara Good is Awesome with a capital A. If you spell her name with capital A's,…
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Portrait of a GFFer : Jacquelyn Block

Jacquelyn is always one of our favorite people to work with in the office so we thought we’d…

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Portrait of a GFFer: Andrew Adkison

Andrew is back! Wondering why his name and face sound and look so familiar? It is because he…