Chris Andersen, AIA

Associate Principal / Project Leader
University of Texas at Austin / University of Texas at Arlington

Chris Andersen is an Associate Principal and Project Leader with GFF, Inc

Mr. Andersen received a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas – Arlington in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin. During the pursuit of his degrees, he won numerous academic awards and augmented his experience and training with extensive overseas travel, including an extended period where he lived and worked in Europe. He has worked on a variety of projects throughout Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, as well as projects outside the state and in Canada. His projects have won several awards, and he has proven to be a valuable asset to GFF.

With GFF since 1997, Chris has honed his extensive expertise in both the public and private sectors, focusing on institutional and religious facilities. Projects have included both new construction and renovation/rehabilitation, and have been successfully completed within a wide range of cost per square foot budgets. Chris prides himself in creating closely allied design and construction teams that work together to deliver noteworthy buildings which fulfill the client’s pragmatic and visionary goals. His high profile assignments include First Assembly of God Church, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, and New River Fellowship church. He is an Associate Principal at GFF.


GFF, Fair Park, and The State Fair of Texas: A Thirty-Year Relationship

We are excited about the opening of this year’s State Fair of Texas and proud of GFF’s role in the preservation and ongoing revitalization of Fair Park. Centennial Architect George Dahl and his staff created a Beaux Arts campus of “Texanic” Art Deco buildings for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exhibition, and that campus is now a unique cultural resource and one of Dallas’ few National Register Historic Districts.

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Meet GFF’s Historic Preservation Team: Morgan Harrison

Meet Morgan Harrison, an enthusiastic advocate of local preservation. An enthusiastic advocate of local preservation, Morgan has been a member of the Preservation Dallas Board of Trustees since 2019.  This June she was appointed as Vice President of Preservation Issues for Preservation Dallas, where she will help lead advocacy efforts for the organization.  Morgan has also served…
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church – Hasley Chapel

In 2015, GFF developed a 30-year master plan for the future of St. Andrew’s 21-acre campus in Plano, Texas. A stand-alone chapel was planned to be nestled in the northwest corner of their property. After a Sanctuary renovation and Children’s, Students’, and Missions additions were completed, in 2020 St. Andrew turned their attention to the…
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Did you know that May is Historic Preservation Month?

Historic Preservation Month - Church Works + Historic Preservation Did you know that May is Historic Preservation Month? In honor of Historic Preservation Month, we would like to highlight some of the historic church projects we have worked on. First United Methodist Church Dallas Originally constructed in 1924, First United Methodist Church Dallas is an…
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GFF Pet Post 2018

We at GFF love our cuddly companions. See below for GFFers and their furriest friends!


Happy New Year from GFF

GFF celebrated their 35th anniversary and annual Holiday Party at Factory Six03. The newly renovated West End Building was designed by GFF’s own Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton, Larry Good and Traci Webster. Being able to celebrate these milestones at a building close to our hearts made the evening all the more special! Happy…