Grant Wickard, AIA

Associate Principal / Senior Project Leader
Baylor University / University of Texas at Arlington

Grant Wickard is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Leader with GFF, Inc

Grant started at GFF in 2003 and has over 19 years of experience in the area of retail and shopping center development. His strengths include the planning of medium to large scale mixed use projects, retail power and lifestyle centers, and multi-family residential components of these project types. He has also been involved in the construction of numerous speculative retail buildings throughout the metroplex including ground up construction and building renovation. He strives to insert a degree of personality and excitement into each project during his day-to-day communication with developers, city officials, contractors and leasing brokers.

Grant received his Bachelors of Art in Architecture from Baylor University as part of a cooperative program with Washington University in St. Louis, and later earned his Masters of Architecture from University of Texas at Arlington in 2008. Grant achieved his architectural license in 2010 and is active in the local chapter of the AIA. He was a graduate of the AIA Dallas 2010 Emerging Leaders Program, and served as a Co-chair of the 2011 Emerging Leaders Program. He also participates in ICSC, Emerging Professionals Group of the USGBC North Texas Chapter, and seasonal charities for Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Hospital.


Creating Memorable (Shelter-In-)Places

Since transitioning to a fully remote workforce on March 24, GFF has remained committed to providing the high creativity and productivity levels that our clients and consultants rely on. We are proud of the dedication that our GFF team has shown during these challenging times and we couldn’t have done it without each and every employee’s commitment and cooperation. GFF continues to Create Memorable Places from our home work spaces and for that, we are incredibly grateful to our IT team.

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Our Future is Bright.

Hello 2020! Our Future is Bright. Announcing GFF Promotions for 2020 GFF is thrilled to kickoff 2020 by announcing the promotion of 48 talented architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and operations professionals. These individuals have shown creativity, leadership, and a commitment to our values in creating our most memorable places yet in 2019. Recognizing…

Pacific Plaza Field Trip

written by Gavin Newman Sometimes research can be fun. After several days of unseasonably cold weather, GFF’s Planning and Landscape studios took a field trip to downtown Dallas’ newest spot of green, Pacific Plaza. New parks don’t just appear out of thin air – this park combines an existing park, an adjacent parking lot, and…

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GFF Pet Post 2018

We at GFF love our cuddly companions. See below for GFFers and their furriest friends!

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Form Follows Fitness 5k

This year GFF had over 30 participants in the For Follows Fitness 5k which benefits the Dallas Center for Architecture. The 5K runs through Uptown, The Arts District, and Downtown. This area showcases some of the best architecture in the nation! The 2015 event raised over $75,000 for the Dallas Center for Architecture with 2,000…


Portrait of a GFFer: Grant Wickard

Meet Grant Wickard. Grant has been with GFF since 2003 with only 18 current employees starting before that time. He went to Baylor for undergrad and studied Architecture as a cooperative program with Wash U in St. Louis. He later finished graduate school at UTA. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his…