Blake Thames, AIA

Associate / Design Leader
University of Kansas

Blake Thames is an Associate and Design Leader with GFF, Inc

As a Project Designer, Blake brings a critical eye, analytical mind and boundless curiosity to everything he works on; partnering with clients to reveal the unique potential in every project. He has experience with a large variety of project types, including high-rise office, performing arts facilities, and church additions. Blake emphasizes open dialogue and utilizes a versatile skill set with expertise in 3D visualization, high-performance building design and early stage energy analysis to serve clients in the pursuit of excellence during all stages of the design process.

Blake joined GFF in 2011 after receiving a Master of Architecture from The University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design, graduating with distinction and receiving the AIA Student Honor Award. During school, Blake also lived abroad while studying furniture design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Blake is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, serving as a committee member and former committee chair of the AIA Dallas Design Awards. He also volunteers weekly with Watermark Student Ministries to mentor local high-school students.

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Our Future is Bright.

Hello 2020! Our Future is Bright. Announcing GFF Promotions for 2020 GFF is thrilled to kickoff 2020 by announcing the promotion of 48 talented architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and operations professionals. These individuals have shown creativity, leadership, and a commitment to our values in creating our most memorable places yet in 2019. Recognizing…
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GFF’ers Advance in the Sukkah Project Competition

On August 4, the jury of the newly launched DFW design-build competition, The Sukkah Project, selected ten finalists whose entries will be built as the second stage of the competition. Two of those finalists were Blake Thames, GFF Project Leader, and Jonathan Rollins, GFF Principal. All in all, twenty-eight designs were submitted by architects, artists…

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GFF Announces 2018 Promotions

GFF is proud to begin 2018 with the celebration and announcement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 29 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects and operational staff members. Mark Bowles, ASLA was named Studio Director of GFF Landscape. Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP, Philip DeLaughter, Steven Hauk,…

2017 AIA Design Awards Chair – Blake Thames

After volunteering as an AIA Dallas Design Awards committee member for 4 years, GFF’s Blake Thames was selected to lead the committee as Chair for 2017. The Design Awards committee works throughout the year organizing events that elevate regional conversations about design excellence and celebrate the outstanding work being produced by AIA Dallas member architects.…


Portrait of a GFFer: Blake Thames

Who would ever have imagined Blake with the shaggy-hair look? Blake is a member of Lawrence Cosby’s studio and if you are ever looking for him…you will find him where he should be…at his desk. He’s extremely friendly, very talented and ALWAYS willing to help out a neighbor (with his vast Photoshop skills). Read more…

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The Pet Post

Young and old, mix or pure, here at GFF we love our animals! We prefer our water-cooler talk to be about our beloved fur babies rather than who was voted off the island. Our pets are our children and like all parents we like to show and tell!