Evan Beattie, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Principal / President
University of Texas at Austin

Evan Beattie is a Senior Principal and the President of GFF, Inc

Evan joined GFF as an architect in 2005 and was named President in 2018. He has over 17 years of experience in architecture and planning, and was named as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 as well as one of the “Top 20 Under 40 in Architecture, Engineering and Construction” by ENR Texas & Louisiana in 2011. His experience includes managing complex residential, retail, and mixed-use projects through design and construction phases, as well as planning for large-scale retail lifestyle and power centers, office and institutional projects. Evan takes a collaborative approach to design with an emphasis on meeting project goals and exceeding client expectations. He has a strong interest in sustainable design, smart growth, and New Urbanist principles, and is a frequent speaker on these topics at ULI, AIA, TREC and other design and commercial real estate related events. Evan’s high level of community engagement allows him to contribute meaningfully to zoning change efforts in the Dallas area, where land use regulations are often not aligned with best practices in walkable urban design and quality placemaking.

Evan is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, including extended studies in Western Europe and Central Mexico. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Real Estate Council (TREC) and Chaired the 2017 Associate Leadership Council (ALC) leadership development program. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Trinity Commons Foundation, as Secretary for the City of Dallas North Oak Cliff Municipal Management District Board and as Chair of the City of Dallas Downtown TIF Reinvestment Zone 11, and is a member of the RZ 5 board. Additionally, Evan is involved with the North Texas Chapter of Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the Trinity Trust River Rats Executive Committee. He was the founding member and is a former President of the Henderson Neighborhood Association.


Buckner Family Hope Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

GFF was pleased to have an opportunity to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake on September 27th with Buckner International and the rest of the project design and construction team. “It was an inspiring event to say the least. We are all very excited to see construction start,…


GFF Leadership Transition

Effective May 21, 2018 new leadership will take the helm at award-winning multidisciplinary design firm GFF. As part of a long-term transition plan which began in the early 2000s, GFF co-founder Duncan T. Fulton, FAIA, LEED AP will assume the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Evan Beattie, AIA, LEED AP will be named…


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…


2017 Promotion Insights

GFF, Inc. has announced promotions for 2017 and we have asked our promoted GFFers to share a couple personal insights about themselves. GFF is a diverse design firm and we love to celebrate our people and their passions. Each GFFer has given us two fun facts and one reason why 2016 was a memorable year.…


GFF Announces 2017 Promotions

GFF, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent promotions. In total, 19 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and landscape architects were promoted for 2017. GFF Principal Evan Beattie, AIA, LEEP AP has been promoted to Senior Principal in charge of Business Development. Since joining GFF in 2005, Evan has managed complex mixed use and…


On My Own Time 2016

This August marks GFF’s fifth consecutive year of participating in the Business Council for the Arts’ On My Own Time exhibit. The Dallas-based organization encourages local companies to allow an opportunity for employees to display any artistic passion they may pursue in their free time. Last week, GFF held our annual OMOT reception at the…