Grant Wickard, AIA

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Baylor University / The University of Texas at Arlington

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    A black and white portrait of Grant Wickard, an Associate Principal and Senior Project Leader with GFF in the Retail Studio, in front of a white background.
    Grant Wickard is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Leader with GFF in the Retail Studio.

    Grant started at GFF in 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in the area of retail and shopping center development. He is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Leader. His strengths include site planning of medium to large scale shopping centers, renovations and cosmetic improvements to existing centers, and management of various developments as an “on-call architect.” He has also designed and constructed a multitude of speculative retail buildings throughout the metroplex including both ground-up and renovation projects. He strives to insert a degree of personality and excitement into each project during his day-to-day communication with developers, contractors, city officials 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 American Institute of Architects (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, activities within The Real Estate Council (TREC), including the 2013 Young Guns Foundation Project with ‘Behind Every Door’ Ministry and served on the 2015 Professional Services committee. He is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and in 2019 was accepted to the Commercial/Retail Local Product Council. Grant is on the Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in ArchitectureInterior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Planning. With a staff of 127 and offices spanning across Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin, we bring a Texas-sized commitment to design excellence. We pride ourselves on attracting the most talented and passionate designers who share our dedication to craftsmanship and professional licensure. Over four decades, we have meticulously honed our design process, encapsulated in our guiding Design Maxims. Not only are we creators, but we are stewards of the communities we touch, striving to leave them even better than we found them.

    At our core, we’re a team that thrives on innovation, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join us in building upon our storied success. We offer an exhilarating, fast-paced work environment where design opportunities abound at every level. Our firm culture is designed to be both productive and enjoyable, where collaboration and creativity are not just encouraged but celebrated. Our three strategically located offices in vibrant areas like Uptown in Dallas, West Bend in Fort Worth, and downtown Austin offer a lifestyle beyond the office, ensuring that your career with us is complemented by the fun and excitement of these dynamic urban locales. Join us, and let’s shape the future of design together.

    Our People

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.

    Todd Burtis

    Design Principal

    Laura Cornell

    Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

    Jim West

    Principal + Managing Director – Austin

    Maria Gomez

    Principal + Studio Director

    Our Work

    Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.

    Asana Deep Ellum

    Dallas, Texas

    Trailhead

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Crate&Barrel

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    The Mockingbird

    Dallas, Texas

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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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    Our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US

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    We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, competitive salary/benefits and advancement potential at all levels for Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners and our Operations Team.