People

GFF is a distinguished award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm based in Dallas with a record of success that began with our founding in 1982. Today our staff of 127 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US. In recent years we have received national rankings that include: ARCHITECT 50 (#1 US firm for business), Engineering News-Record magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms, Top 100 Green Design Firms and Top Texas Design Firms, Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and GIANTS 300 Top Architectural Firms by Building Design and Construction magazine. Over the years, we have had successful engagements spanning a broad range of building types and diverse experience with corporate, real estate, and institutional clients.

Evan Beattie

Senior Principal + Chief Executive Officer / Chairman

Allison Hubbard

Senior Principal + Chief Operating Officer

Jim West

Principal + Managing Director – Austin

Maria Gomez

Principal + Studio Director

Ricardo Montoya

Principal + Director of Technical Resources

Brian Kuper

Design Principal

Todd Burtis

Design Principal

Brian Moore

Principal + Director of Planning

Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

Stephen Pickard

Principal Emeritus

Andrew Adkison

Associate Principal + Senior Design Leader

Chris Andersen

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

David Boone

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Lance Braht

Associate Principal + Senior Design Leader

Lonnie Burns

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Jason Cave

Associate Principal + Director of Civic Practice

Laura Cornell

Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

Phil DeLaughter

Associate Principal + Director of IT and IT Services

Russell Hagg

Associate Principal + Senior Interior Design Leader

Mark Holsinger

Associate Principal + Senior Design Leader

Aaron Hunt

Associate Principal + Managing Director – Fort Worth

Scott Kanaga

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Donald R. Kubala

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Kent Pontious

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Mike Reyes

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Alix Rios

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Jeremy Roehr

Associate Principal + Studio Director

John Shiver

Associate Principal + Director of Education Practice

David Swaim

Associate Principal + Director of Construction Administration

Grant Wickard

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Sara Good

Associate + Studio Director / Project Leader

Jason Hoyt

Associate + Studio Director

Michael R. Lehr

Associate + Studio Director

Sam Stribling

Associate + Studio Director

Emily Mendez

Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

Danielle LoPresti

Associate + Director of Accounting

Lance Abaya

Associate + Senior Design Leader

Garrett Barker

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Taylor Catalano

Associate + HR Leader

Josh Frederick

Associate + Project Leader

Levi Hooten

Associate +Creative Leader

Nardine Mansi

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Kipp Schecht

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Blake Thames

Associate + Design Leader

Jeff Swanson

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Todd Toupal

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Mariah Trevizo

Associate + Senior Project Coordinator

Jamie Wallace

Associate + Design Leader

Sandra Beer

Senior Project Leader

Loren Boynton

Senior Design Leader

Harrison Connor

Senior Project Leader

Michael Gin

Senior Project Leader

John Jacobson

Senior Design Leader

Eric Marquez de la Plata

Senior Project Leader

Keven Randolph

Senior HR Leader

Beth Schmidt

Senior Design Leader

Brad Smith

Senior Landscape Architecture Leader

David Anderson

Project Leader

Reagan Compton

Interior Design Leader

Jason Fedors

Planning Leader

Adam Fenner

Project Leader

Matt Frame

Project Leader

Josh Hafel

Design Technology Leader

Sarah Hamzeh

Project Leader

Drake Johnson

Landscape Architecture Leader

Maxine Kraft

Design Leader

Zach McLain

Design Leader

Farris McNabb

Marketing Leader

Gavin Newman

Planning Leader

Rocky Owens

Project Leader

Anna Eliese Ridgley

Landscape Architecture Leader

David Rosenbloom

Design Leader

Jenna Ross

Interior Design Leader

Janet Spees

Project Leader

Joshua Brown

Senior Project Coordinator

Heather Abaya

Senior Project Coordinator

Tuesdie Alonso

Senior Project Coordinator

Nicole Capps

Senior Project Coordinator

Thomas Castro

Senior Project Coordinator

Ross Charba

Senior Project Coordinator

Jake Chavez

Senior Project Coordinator

Shannon Fahey

Senior Office Manager / Accounting Coordinator

Noe Flores

Senior Project Coordinator

Hillary Hamilton

Senior Interior Design Coordinator

Santasha Hart

Senior Project Coordinator

Alexis Kaleri

Senior Project Coordinator

Amanda Kalescky

Senior Project Coordinator

John Laurence

Senior Project Coordinator

Matthew Long

Senior Project Coordinator

Bernabe Longoria

Senior Project Coordinator

Chad Kyzar

Senior Project Coordinator

Roberto Oviedo

Senior Project Coordinator

Tyler Porter

Senior Project Coordinator

Jacob Thibodeaux

Senior Project Coordinator

Lena Starostine

Senior Project Coordinator

Becca Vahldick

Senior Project Coordinator

Taylor Wade

Senior Project Coordinator

Scott Williams

Senior Project Coordinator

Yasmin Al-Jafari

Project Coordinator

Coleman Brink

Design Coordinator

Addison Buntin

Interior Design Coordinator

Evan Chavez

Operations Coordinator / Office Manager

Marissa Clinesmith

Project Coordinator

Bryana Cozart

Interior Design Coordinator

Diana Cruz

Executive Assistant

Gabrielle Duran

Project Coordinator

Sydney Galloso

Project Coordinator

Cecilia Garcia

Project Coordinator

Carson Guy

Project Coordinator

Maureen Hellerstedt

Marketing Professional

Kelsey Kohlmeier

Project Coordinator

Talon McCart

Project Coordinator

Deniz Soydan

Project Coordinator

Camille Vigil

Project Coordinator

Ben Wade

Landscape Architecture Coordinator

Sarah Wheeler

Project Coordinator

Yesenia Brena

Architectural Professional

Emily Carvell

Operations Professional

Leah Coley

Architectural Professional

Bella Dane

Marketing Professional

Marisa Dominguez

Architectural Professional

Hollyann Friloux

Interior Design Professional

Jonathan Moebius

Architectural Professional

Maya Pavon

Architectural Professional

Alejandra Rodriguez

Architectural Professional

Jacqueline Sullivan

Interior Design Professional

Our Work

Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.

News

Read the latest news about our work and learn more about our firm culture

Turning On A New Light

We are excited to start 2024 with a new logo, inspired by our new headquarters in the heart of the vibrant Victory Park neighborhood of Dallas. This transition is more than just a change of logo and address; it is an improved reflection of who we are and where we want to go as an industry-leading, design-focused firm.

Designing Spaces that Reflect Our Clients’ Mission

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.

Life Fellowship Church Unveils Newly Transformed Campus

GFF developed a new comprehensive campus master plan for Life Fellowship Church (LFC) located in McKinney, Texas, which includes renovation and expansion of their current campus to include a 1,200-seat future worship center, a weekday preschool, additional adult classrooms, and an administrative suite on a very compact site.

Protecting Our Feathered Friends

As cities grow and buildings become taller, the need to protect the earth's bird population is becoming more urgent. Thankfully, there are solutions to mitigate the problem, including guidelines for bird friendly glazing selections and building design features.

About

Learn more about the mission and organization of our practice.

People

Our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US

We Are Hiring!

We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, competitive salary/benefits and advancement potential at all levels for Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners and our Operations Team.

Sustainability

GFF carefully considers the resources of our clients and our planet to create healthier, higher performing environments.

New Project Opportunities

Please contact us if you are a prospective client with a new project opportunity that you would like to discuss with out experts.