Managing Director GFF Austin / Associate Principal
University of Kansas

Jim West is an Associate Principal with GFF, Inc

Mr. West is a 1996 graduate of The University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Architecture. A trained pastry chef, he joined GFF in September 2011 and become an Associate Principal in 2014. In addition to being a registered architect in the state of Texas, Illinois and Colorado, Jim is a LEED AP. Jim is also active within the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

A former Principal at RTKL, Jim is an Associate Principal with 16 years of experience in multifamily housing. His portfolio also includes mixed use, retail, urban housing, healthcare, hospitality, master planning and seniors housing 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 vast knowledge on the Fair Housing Act Design Guidelines, The American’s with Disabilities Act Design Guidelines and the Texas Accessibility Standards, and has a broad depth of knowledge of building codes and multi-family housing building systems. Additionally, he is highly proficient in Revit and AutoCAD.

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GFF’s Austin Office to Open April 2

Award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm GFF will open an Austin office on April 2, 2018. The 125-person Dallas and Fort Worth-based practice will offer architectural, interior design, master planning and landscape architectural services from their new office at 800 Brazos Street in downtown Austin.


Race for the Cure

  This past weekend some of our GFFers participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of our Principal/Director of Operations, Allison Hubbard, who was diagnosed at the end of August. We are very thankful and excited that she is now cancer-free!


Portrait of a GFFer: Jim West

Meet Jim West, an associate principal and a member of Maria Gomez’s studio. Jim joined GFF in 2011 and is a multi-family guru! When Jim is not taking bike tours through Provence in the south of France or Andalucía, Spain, he is renovating his 1950’s home where he lives with his dog Brody. I’m the…

Pet Poster

The Pet Post

Young and old, mix or pure, here at GFF we love our animals! We prefer our water-cooler talk to be about our beloved fur babies rather than who was voted off the island. Our pets are our children and like all parents we like to show and tell!


2014 Promotions

DALLAS, TX – January 17, 2014 – GFF is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Director of Operations Allison A. Hubbard, MBA was named a Principal. Jim West, RA, LEED AP was named an Associate Principal. In total, 22 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and administrative professionals were promoted in another record-breaking year for…