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.

Jim West

Principal + Managing Director – Austin

Maria Gomez

Principal + Studio Director

Ricardo Montoya

Principal + Director of Technical Resources

Brian Moore

Principal + Director of Planning

Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

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

Aaron Hunt

Associate Principal + Managing Director – Fort Worth

Scott Kanaga

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Kent Pontious

Associate Principal + Studio Director

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

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

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