Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

The University of Texas at Austin / The University of Texas at Arlington

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    A black and white portrait of Jacquelyn Block, a Principal and the Director of Faith & Community Practice with GFF in the Faith & Community Studio, in front of a white background.
    Jacquelyn Block is a Principal and the Director of Faith & Community Practice with GFF in the Faith & Community Studio.

    Jacquelyn joined GFF in 2011 and has extensive architectural experience leading faith-based, non-profit, and educational projects. As a Principal and GFF’s Faith-Based Market Sector Leader, Jacquelyn has a passion for religious and educational facilities and works closely with her clients in the initial programming and planning phase to identify key strategies to create facilities that support her client’s mission and values in an innovative and creative way. Her passion is not just about great buildings, but also about developing trusting and long-lasting relationships.

    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 non-profits. She is actively involved in the AIA Interfaith Design Knowledge Community; an organization that encourages and supports excellence in the design of Worship spaces and currently serves as the Design Chair. When she has free time, Jacquelyn can be found hiking, camping, scuba diving or traveling with her family.

    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.

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    Loren Boynton

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    Emily Mendez

    Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

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    2nd Annual Portfolio Workshop

    GFF is hosting it's second annual FREE Portfolio Workshop to assist students in navigating the conceptual and practical aspects of portfolio design and assembly. The virtual workshop will take place on May 31, 2024 followed by an in-person workshop on June 7, 2024 in our Dallas office.

    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.

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