Brian Kuper, AIA

Design Principal

Texas A&M University

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    Brian Kuper is the Design Principal with GFF.

    Joining GFF in 1993, and a Principal in the firm since 2007, Mr. Kuper has practiced architecture for over 30 years. As Design Principal, Brian oversees design work firm-wide and has made it his goal to involve all team members in the design process at GFF, resulting in work that achieves a positive effect on the pedestrian, neighborhood and city. He is responsible for ensuring the firm’s design capabilities and reputation are continually being assessed and advanced while also being focused on our client’s objectives to create compelling design solutions. He manages Design Awards submissions to both Dallas AIA and TxA, and led the completion of GFF 40th Anniversary Monograph in 2022.

    Brian has earned many honors, both at GFF and other firms. His awards while with GFF include a City of Richardson Community Revitalization Award, D/AIA Citation Awards, TSA Design Competition Merit Awards, and the Ken Roberts Delineation Competition awards.

    Brian is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serving on the TxA Design Awards Committee from 2008 to 2015, acting as Chair of the committee during 2012-2013, and serving on the D/AIA Design Awards Committee from 1999 until 2003, 2008 through 2012, acting as Chair of the committee during 2009-2010, and D/AIA Commissioner of Design 2011-2012.

    His creative outlets include the design and construction of custom furniture pieces and as a drummer in a number of local Dallas bands.

    Mr. Kuper received his Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree from Texas A&M University in 1987 and his Master of Architecture Degree from Texas A&M University in 1990.

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in ArchitectureInterior Design, and Planning. With a staff of 117 and offices spanning across Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin, we bring a Texas-sized commitment to design excellence. We pride ourselves on attracting the most talented and passionate designers who share our dedication to craftsmanship and professional licensure. Over four decades, we have meticulously honed our design process, encapsulated in our guiding Design Maxims. Not only are we creators, but we are stewards of the communities we touch, striving to leave them even better than we found them.

    At our core, we’re a team that thrives on innovation, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join us in building upon our storied success. We offer an exhilarating, fast-paced work environment where design opportunities abound at every level. Our firm culture is designed to be both productive and enjoyable, where collaboration and creativity are not just encouraged but celebrated. Our three strategically located offices in vibrant areas like Uptown in Dallas, West Bend in Fort Worth, and downtown Austin offer a lifestyle beyond the office, ensuring that your career with us is complemented by the fun and excitement of these dynamic urban locales. Join us, and let’s shape the future of design together.

    Our People

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

    Grant Wickard

    Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

    Ricardo Montoya

    Principal + Director of Technical Resources

    Maria Gomez

    Principal + Studio Director

    Brian Kuper

    Design Principal

    Our Work

    Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.

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    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.

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