James received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He joined GFF in March 2015 as a Project Leader. In addition to being a registered architect in the state of Texas and Washington, James is a LEED Accredited Professional. James is a Project Manager with 30 years of experience in mixed use, multifamily residential, retail, restaurant, government, corporate and transportation project types. His experience includes project management through all phases of design, production, construction, and administration including the coordination of multiple consultant teams. He has extensive expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Cloud Computing Systems. Additionally, James is an advocate of Public Interest Design, sustainable design practices, and is a member of the SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) Network. He chairs the AIA Fort Worth committee on Housing, served on the Steering Committee and Environmental Workgroup for the Tarrant County Community Voices for Health and is a 25-year volunteer project manager with Trinity Habitat for Humanity.
James Lawrence, AIA, LEED AP
Associate / Senior Project Leader
University of Texas at Arlington
Since transitioning to a fully remote workforce on March 24, GFF has remained committed to providing the high creativity and productivity levels that our clients and consultants rely on. We are proud of the dedication that our GFF team has shown during these challenging times and we couldn’t have done it without each and every employee’s commitment and cooperation. GFF continues to Create Memorable Places from our home work spaces and for that, we are incredibly grateful to our IT team.
GFF celebrated Halloween with our annual pumpkin painting and costume contest! Shout out to this year’s winners: Costumes: 1. Addam’s Family 2. 101 Dalmations 3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pumpkins: 1. The Fox 2. Spa Day 3. Spooky Landscape
GFF’s Fort Worth Studio beat the summer heat by having a summer swim party hosted by Lonnie Burns at his home. The GFF Fort Worth team enjoyed tacos, swam with their families and participated in a badminton competition. Stay cool friends!