Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP

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

Jacquelyn Block is a Principal and Studio Director with GFF, Inc

Jacquelyn joined GFF in 2011 and has over 15 years of architectural experience with faith-based, non-profit, and educational 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 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 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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GFF Announces Three New Principals

From Left to Right: Jacquelyn Block, Ricardo Montoya, Todd Burtis  GFF is excited to announce three new principals as our firm continues to expand its reach and add diversity of expertise and perspective to our Principal team. These three Architects are uniquely talented and proven leaders in our practice. Jacquelyn Block has a heart for people and their…
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Chase Oaks Church – Local Good Center

Chase Oaks Church’s Local Good Center was recently featured on the cover of Church Design’s May issue, in the article titled ‘Design Helps Practice What’s Preached’. In 2020, Chase Oaks Church strategically pursued a new property located in an underserved area of Plano, Texas, with the goal of creating a dedicated community center to meet…
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church – Hasley Chapel

In 2015, GFF developed a 30-year master plan for the future of St. Andrew’s 21-acre campus in Plano, Texas. A stand-alone chapel was planned to be nestled in the northwest corner of their property. After a Sanctuary renovation and Children’s, Students’, and Missions additions were completed, in 2020 St. Andrew turned their attention to the…
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Did you know that May is Historic Preservation Month?

Historic Preservation Month - Church Works + Historic Preservation Did you know that May is Historic Preservation Month? In honor of Historic Preservation Month, we would like to highlight some of the historic church projects we have worked on. First United Methodist Church Dallas Originally constructed in 1924, First United Methodist Church Dallas is an…
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New Year, New Space

The Merriam-Webster definition of renovate is “to restore to a former better state” or “to restore to life, vigor, or activity”. A high-quality renovation can breathe new life into your building. A fresh look can create a welcoming atmosphere and a renewed sense of community that can encourage congregants to return and attract new members.…
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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…