Hello again from GFF Austin! Our office is incredibly happy to celebrate our 5th anniversary here in the Capital City. The transition from working in Dallas to Austin has been a thrilling and vibrant experience, to say the least. We have cherished every moment of the past five years and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting other design professionals in our field. We take great pride in creating memorable projects that hold significant meaning to us. We are deeply grateful for the clients who brought us here and are equally excited about the new clients whom we have had the pleasure of getting to know.

The consultants with whom we have collaborated have become fast friends, and we are truly appreciative of their friendship and commitment to crafting exceptional projects together. From group happy hours to site visit tours, the project teams we have worked with over the past five years have played a pivotal role in fostering a community that our entire office greatly values. Last but certainly not least, it’s the people who define the essence of a place. We are ecstatic to have an exceptional group of employees who contribute to shaping our office culture, creating an enriching (yet fun) environment for all of us to carry out our daily tasks.

Our entire team feels honored to be embraced by the Central Texas community, and we aspire to make our mark through city-shaping projects and a team culture that cannot be replicated. With hearts full of gratitude and projects in Austin, San Antonio, and Denver, here’s to five years of growth and success! Cheers!

Built Work

A few of our projects that have finished construction since we opened our doors in Austin.

On The Boards

We’re working on some cool projects and we can’t wait to see them get built!

Studio Culture

A look into our office way of life, including parties, costumes, and more.

Our Team

Learn more about our award-winning design team and their commitment to Creating Memorable Places.

We take immense pride in the projects we have designed that have completed construction since opening our doors in Austin. These projects reflect our dedication to the spirit of the places we designed them for. With gratitude for the trust given to us by our clients and neighbors, we can’t wait to continue to push the boundaries in our work with projects that will stand the test of time.

In addition to our built projects, we eagerly look ahead to the future and are excited about the projects we are currently designing. These projects are an opportunity for innovation, , place-making, and community. They also represent the design aspirations of our entire studio. Together with our clients, we are building on our most successful projects to create memorable places.

West Bank Market

Austin, Texas

North Burnet

Austin, Texas

South Lamar

Austin, Texas

Denargo

Denver, Colorado

Lakeshore

Austin, Texas

Pearl Bee Cave

Bee Cave, Texas

The Bond

Austin, Texas

Mueller

Austin, Texas

Lakeline

Austin, Texas

People make the place – that’s why we love our Austin Office. There can be few work environments that are as stimulating, collaborative, and fun as the environment that our Austinites have built over the last five years. They are truly a team and find plenty of time for costume parties, happy hours, and activities in and around the city that they love.

Our Austin office is a diverse mix of individuals who all share a passion for design. The office thrives on community and enjoys representing the firm in one of the most fun and exciting cities in America.

Jim West

Principal + Managing Director – Austin

A black and white portrait of Jim West, a Principal and the Managing Director – Austin with GFF in the Austin Studio, in front of a white background.

Sara Good

Associate + Studio Director / Project Leader

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Michael Gin

Senior Project Leader

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Zach McLain

Design Leader

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Jenna Ross

Interior Design Leader

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Jake Chavez

Senior Project Coordinator

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Matthew Long

Senior Project Coordinator

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Gabrielle Duran

Project Coordinator

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Sydney Galloso

Project Coordinator

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Alejandra Rodriguez

Architectural Professional

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Cheers to five years! We look forward to continuing to share our work with you as we continue to grow. Stay tuned and stay weird!

Firm News

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.