Janet Spees, AIA, LEED Green Associate

Project Leader

Washington University / University of Kentucky

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    A black and white portrait of Janet Spees, a Project Leader with GFF in the Mixed-Use & Multifamily Studio, in front of a white background.
    Janet Spees is a Project Leader with GFF in the Mixed-Use & Multifamily Studio.

    Janet Spees serves as a Project Leader with GFF, contributing her talent for Architecture primarily in the Mixed-Use & Multifamily studio. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Interior Design in 2009 and Washington University with an MArch in 2012, Janet joined GFF in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail.

    Janet’s expertise lies in Multifamily, Hospitality, and K-12 design, with a focus on interior detailing, coordination, and project management. Her experience includes TCC’s Legacy Square, Mockingbird Station East, and Grapevine Mills projects in addition to a mixed-use project for RXR and the design of GFF’s exciting new Dallas Headquarters space. She was an important team member on the renovation and adaptive reuse of The National in Downtown Dallas for Merriman Associates and the design of the Notre Dame School while working at Perkins & Will.

    Janet is driven by a passion for good design, coupled with a commitment to organization, consistent communication, and teamwork. In addition to her professional contributions, she actively engages with the design community as a member of the AIA and has been involved in various community initiatives, including serving on the Columns Committee (2016-2021), mentoring with Big Brothers, Big Sisters (2018-2022), participating in Bark and Build (2021-2022), and contributing to CANstruction in various years. Her dedication to excellence, collaboration, and community involvement make her an invaluable asset to the GFF team.

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    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.

    Evan Beattie

    Principal + Chief Executive Officer / Chairman

    Brian Moore

    Principal + Director of Planning

    Jim West

    Principal + Managing Director – Austin

    Brian Kuper

    Design Principal

    Our Work

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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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    Our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US

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    We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, competitive salary/benefits and advancement potential at all levels for Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners and our Operations Team.


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