Alix Rios, RID, IIDA

Associate Principal + Studio Director

The University of Texas at Austin

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    A black and white portrait of Alix Rios, an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF in the Interior Design Studio, in front of a white background.
    Alix Rios is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF in the Interior Design Studio.

    Alix joined GFF Interiors in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin (Go Horns!). She is an Associate Principal and the Studio Director for GFF Interiors. Alix has been a Registered Interior Designer in the State of Texas since 2013. During a two year lapse from GFF, she gained additional experience working on an international roll-out of Business Solutions Centers for Dell and a brand new ground-up corporate campus of 11 office buildings and additional amenities for a top Fortune 500 company.

    With an eclectic portfolio ranging from build-to-suit corporate interiors and tenant finish-outs, to higher education and retail, she thrives under the challenge of multi-faceted interiors and diverse teams. She will be involved in your project from programming through construction and will implement the design through an integrated team approach, construction document delivery, and organized project leadership. Alix actively engages with her clients from the beginning to uncover the right design solution through a collaborative approach, while understanding the functional needs of it’s occupants. In the end she feels the client should have a space that functions without notice, with a design you can’t help but notice.

    Our People

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.

    Beth Schmidt

    Senior Design Leader

    Emily Mendez

    Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

    David Boone

    Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

    Russell Hagg

    Associate Principal + Senior Interior Design Leader

    Our Work

    Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.


    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.


    Learn more about the mission and organization of our practice.

    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.


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

    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.


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