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, become an Associate Principal in 2014, a Studio Director in 2015, Managing Director of the Austin Office in 2018 and was named Principal in 2019. In addition to being a registered architect in the state of Texas, Illinois, Colorado and Utah, Jim is a LEED AP. Jim is also active within ULI Austin, The Real Estate Council of Austin and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). A former Principal at RTKL, Jim is a Project Manager with 22 years of experience in mixed-use and multi-family housing. His portfolio also includes retail, healthcare, hospitality, master planning and senior housing project types. His experience includes project management through all phases of planning, 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 building systems. Additionally, he is highly proficient in Revit and AutoCAD. Outside of his project and Studio Director duties, Jim leads the recruiting efforts to bring the best talent to the firm.
Jim West, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Principal / Studio Director
University of Kansas
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.
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!
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…
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!
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…