Effective January 2020, GFF co-founder Duncan T. Fulton, FAIA, LEED AP will step down as Chairman/CEO, and will be retiring from the firm entirely in March, with the time in between spent helping ensure a smooth transition on projects for which he is responsible. Evan Beattie, AIA, LEED AP will assume the role of Chairman/CEO.
Duncan is the co-founder and recently retired Chairman/CEO of GFF, a multi-disciplinary firm with completed work throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. He has over 40 years of experience with a variety of building types, with a recent emphasis on corporate and cultural projects. Duncan’s corporate work includes Capital One’s North Texas Campus, Pizza Hut’s Corporate Headquarters, Nokia Americas Headquarters and regional headquarters for MedAssets and McAfee. He has been retained by many of Dallas’ most notable cultural institutions, including the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas Zoo. One area of focus has been the Dallas Arts District, where he has worked regularly since 2004 on a variety of projects.
Duncan became a member of the prestigious AIA College of Fellows in 1994 and has served his profession and community in many ways. He has written and lectured on a range of subjects including architectural design, planning policy, the Dallas Arts District, training facilities, historic preservation and sustainable design. He has served as President of both the Dallas AIA and the Dallas Architectural Foundation and on the boards of the Texas Society of Architects and the University of Kansas School of Architecture. Civic leadership includes President of the Dallas Assembly, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Highland Park United Methodist Church, Vice-Chairman of Methodist Health System Board, the Dallas Arboretum Board, the AT&T Performing Arts President’s Advisory Board, the Momentous Institute Board, The Real Estate Council Board, the Dallas Architectural Forum Board, the Salesmanship Club and the City of Dallas Urban Design Advisory Committee.