Doug Neri, RA, NCARB

Associate Principal
University of Houston

Doug Neri is an Associate Principal with GFF, Inc

Doug joined GFF in 2018 as our Education Practice leader. Over the past 15 years Doug has lead project teams for Higher Education, Student Housing, Commercial Office, Master Planning, Multi-Family, Condos, Single Family Homes, and Resort Planning spanning 5 countries and over 15 states. Utilizing his multi-faceted background, he concentrates his time working with the key stakeholders to ensure a cohesive design that enriches their current and future lives.

One of his current areas of focus is studying how technology is changing today’s pedagogical environment and learners. Through his work with various universities over the years, he has become a knowledge leader in the area of applying technology within the professional school environment. Another area of study is how the corporate office environment and higher education environments are beginning to collide. During his time at RAMSA he worked with Universities such as the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Drexel to determine how their School and College of Business could provide an environment that bridged the space between the student’s current lives and future lives.

As a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2003, Doug has worked for RAMSA in New York, Jones Lang LaSalle in San Francisco as an Owner’s Representative, and Stantec in Plano. His volunteer activities including mentoring students through the ULI Urban Plan program and ACE.