Announcing Our 2024 Promotions

At GFF, we’re dedicated to promoting individuals who not only showcase talent but also embody our core values and propel our commitment to Creating Memorable Places. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the elevation of twenty outstanding individuals who exemplify these qualities and have made significant contributions to our practice.

Leading The Way….

Todd Burtis, Design Principal — With two decades of design experience, Todd has played a leading role in shaping iconic mixed-use projects like Maple Terrace, Weirs Plaza, and The Ardan, which have garnered awards for their striking design, contextual sensitivity, and developmental impact.

Jason Cave, Associate Principal — Jason has been instrumental in building our Civic Practice since joining GFF in 2022, notably securing the firm’s largest civic project to date. His dedication to his community is evident in his recent acceptance into Leadership Richardson.

These are just two examples of the many remarkable individuals we’re recognizing today. Each of them has made a unique and valuable contribution to our firm, and we’re excited to see what they achieve in the future.

“As we announce the well-deserved promotions of our dedicated team members, I am reminded of the boundless potential and exceptional talent within GFF. These promotions are not just a recognition of past achievements, but a testament to the confidence we place in our team to lead us toward a future filled with innovation, growth, and continued success. Let us celebrate these milestones as pivotal moments in our journey together, fueling our collective ambition and commitment to excellence. Congratulations to all; your hard work and dedication inspire us daily.”

Allison Hubbard, Senior Principal + Chief Operations Officer

Todd Burtis

Design Principal

Jason Cave

Associate Principal + Director of Civic Practice

Lance Abaya

Associate + Senior Design Leader

Sandra Beer

Senior Project Leader

Jason Fedors

Planning Leader

Josh Hafel

Design Technology Leader

Drake Johnson

Landscape Architecture Leader

Maxine Kraft

Design Leader

Zach McLain

Design Leader

Gavin Newman

Planning Leader

Anna Eliese Ridgley

Landscape Architecture Leader

Janet Spees

Project Leader

Tuesdie Alonso

Senior Project Coordinator

Nicole Capps

Senior Project Coordinator

Roberto Oviedo

Senior Project Coordinator

Becca Vahldick

Senior Project Coordinator

Coleman Brink

Design Coordinator

Carson Guy

Project Coordinator

Kelsey Kohlmeier

Project Coordinator

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.

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


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