Farris McNabb is a Marketing Leader with GFF, Inc
Joining GFF in 1993, and a Principal in the firm since 2007, Brian has practiced architecture for nearly 30 years. As Design Principal, Brian oversees design work firm-wide and has made it his goal to involve all team members in the design process at GFF, resulting in design solutions that achieve a positive effect on the pedestrian, neighborhood and city. He manages Design Awards submissions to both Dallas AIA and TSA, as well as GFF’s entries to the Dallas AIA Annual Retrospect Exhibit.
Brian has earned many honors, both at GFF and other firms. His awards while with GFF include City of Richardson Community Revitalization Award (2005), D/AIA Citation Award (1998), TSA Design Competition Merit Award (1993), and the Ken Roberts Delineation Competition (1997 Citation Award and 1991, 1992 Traveling Show). His creative outlets include the design and construction of custom furniture pieces and playing music. Brian is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serving on the TSA Design Awards Committee from 2008 to 2015, acting as Chair of the committee during 2012-2013, and serving on the D/AIA Design Awards Committee from 1999 until 2003, 2008 through 2012, acting as Chair of the committee during 2009-2010, and D/AIA Commissioner of Design 2011-2012.
Brian received his Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree from Texas A&M University in 1987 and his Master of Architecture Degree from Texas A&M University in 1990.
In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.
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.
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.
In the world of design, finding the perfect blend of beauty, functionality, cost, and sustainability can be quite a challenge. However, as we celebrate the 2nd annual Earth Week at GFF, we aim to demonstrate that these goals can coexist harmoniously.