Portrait of a GFFer: Faiza Tayyab

Meet Faiza Tayyab. Faiza graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Professional Bachelor of Architecture and joined the GFF Austin Office in February as a Team Member. Read below for more about Faiza!

  1. I was born in Iowa City but (thankfully) have been an Austinite for 20 years now. And yes, I get especially annoyed with all the people moving here and crowding my city.
  2. I have been fortunate enough to travel to several international countries, of which include Italy, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Spain, Ecuador, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Iceland.
  3. It doesn’t matter how much older I get, my favorite food will always be pizza and paninis; however I absolutely cannot stand any form of seafood…or celery.
  4. Two places where I have made most of my college memories (besides the legendary 40 acres) are Thunderbird Coffee and Auditorium Shores. I am always down for a cold vanilla latte and a game of frisbee.
  5. Two of my best friends have the same name, same birthday and I met them both in college.
  6. You can never force me to watch a horror movie. I am like a cat in water – not happening!
  7. I speak both English and Urdu, as well as read Arabic. I am a Pakistani Muslim American and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
  8. I often daydream about living in Manhattan or Brooklyn and working at a passionate yet small design firm.
  9. I most probably have Thalassaphobia and definitely don’t like the idea of vacationing near the ocean, swimming, taking a cruise or even a boat. If I could be anywhere it would be on the top of a mountain, with rolling green pastures and snow-capped mountains in the distance.
  10. If I had the budget and free-will, I would pick up a profession in designing furniture, mainly light fixtures, with a focus on architectural curiosity.