Drake Johnson, PLA, CLARB

Landscape Architecture Leader

Oklahoma State University

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    Drake Johnson is a Landscape Architecture Leader with GFF in the Landscape Architecture Studio.

    Drake Johnson, a Landscape Architecture Leader at GFF in the Landscape Architecture Studio, hails from Durant in southern Oklahoma. A graduate of Oklahoma State University in 2017, Drake joined GFF in 2018, bringing his passion for design and a unique perspective.

    With a focus on Technical Drawings and expertise in multifamily residential projects, Drake has contributed to notable GFF projects such as Westin Stonebriar Hotel, The Langford, Oak Cliff Government Center, Alliance Town Center, Lang Katy Trail, Knox Promenade, and Panther Island.

    Driven by a commitment to repairing an industrialized world to better suit its inhabitants, Drake brings a thoughtful and purposeful approach to our Landscape Architecture works. In addition to his professional role, he actively participates in the Oklahoma State alumni community of North Texas.

    “The built environment has a inherent dissociation with nature but can be overcome with thoughtful design objectives. Landscape Architecture is the perfect medium for reconnecting people with the Earth and with each other.”

    -Drake Johnson

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    Evan Beattie

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    Brian Moore

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    Laura Cornell

    Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

    Brad Smith

    Senior Landscape Architecture Leader

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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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