Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP

Associate Principal / Studio Director
University of Texas at Austin / University of Texas at Arlington

Jacquelyn Block is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF, Inc

Joining GFF in 2011, Jacquelyn has over 12 years of experience with educational and faith-based clients. With a passion for religious and educational facilities, Jacquelyn works closely with her clients in the initial programming and planning phase to identify key strategies to create facilities that support her client’s goals in an innovative and creative way. Her projects have won several design awards including the 2016 Worship Facilities Solomon Award, Texas Construction Magazine’s Best Architectural Design and Outstanding Project from Learning by Design. She has managed several projects earning LEED certification and worked on an elementary school designed to meet the criteria for the Collaborative for High Performance Schools program (CHPS), a national movement to improve student performance by building better schools. As a Project Architect, she is integrally involved in the project from the initial phase of planning and capital campaign efforts, through design and construction.

Jacquelyn is a graduate of the AIA Emerging Leaders program, has participated as a design jurist at The University of Texas at Arlington and volunteers with several local organizations. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jacquelyn is an Associate Principal and the Institutional Studio Director.

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GFF Church Works: Under Construction

Many new GFF Church Works projects are under construction! Life Fellowship Church in McKinney held a groundbreaking ceremony in late February to celebrate the start of renovation and expansion of their existing campus. Prosper United Methodist Church broke ground on a brand-new campus to support their rapidly growing congregation Dallas Theological Seminary’s new 500-seat Chapel…
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GFF Women’s History Month

GFF’s culture of creating memorable places is driven by the talent and hard work of our entire staff.  This month, we’re sending a special shout-out to the women of GFF who continually serve our clients and community through their varied roles and disciplines.    "I joined GFF in 1997 as a temporary receptionist and over…
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Church Design Post COVID-19

GFF Church Works is honored to have our recent COVID-19 discussion on the church re-entry process featured in the following publications. Please follow the links to learn more about strategies for re-entry and contact us if you would like to further discuss specifics for your facility! What Will Church Design Look Like in a Post-Pandemic…
Good Shepherd Church Design

Expansion and Renovation Renew 1960s Dallas Church

After working with GFF Architects on various projects elsewhere on the campus over the previous quarter century, Good Shepherd turned to the firm once again in 2016 to expand the seating capacity of the sanctuary, enhance the sanctuary lighting, replace the sanctuary flooring, add an accessible restroom and a covered porte-cochere drop-off.

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GFF Church Works Holiday Recipe Collection

GFF Churchworks Studio wishes everyone a safe and merry holiday season, and would like to share some of our favorite recipes to be enjoyed with friends and family. Pumpkin Bread Stephen Pickard Fudge Susan Wright Pecan Divinity Aaron Steward Oatmeal Raisin / Chocolate Chip Cookies Crystal Gore Sweet Potato Casserole Jacquelyn Block Turkey Brine Jamie…
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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,…