Jon Rollins, AIA

Principal
Princeton University / Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jon Rollins is a Principal with GFF, Inc

Mr. Rollins is a leader in the institutional segment of the practice, focusing on university projects, independent schools and communities of faith, with an additional emphasis on historic preservation and adaptive reuse. He combines a detailed and creative approach to solving complex programming and design problems with expertise in building technology and the construction process.

Jon served two terms on the Board of Trustees for Preservation Dallas and is a frequent contributor to Texas Architect magazine, and has given invited presentations on topics including historic preservation, sacred space and synagogue architecture, and design of innovative learning spaces. Mr. Rollins holds an AB from Princeton University, and a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has been a design instructor at the Boston Architectural Center, and a design critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard GSD.

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Robert Carr Chapel at TCU Receives a Preservation Project Award

On September 13, 2018, the Board of Historic Fort Worth, Inc. presented a Preservation Project Award to GFF for  the renovation of the Robert Carr Chapel at Texas Christian University. The design team was charged with three primary goals:  increased usability and flexibility, improved accessibility, and updated aesthetics. The chancel platform was expanded, the organ…

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‘On My Own Time’ Gallery 2018

This summer, GFF held our seventh annual 'On My Own Time' gallery at the Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum, where we showcased various types of artwork created by our employees. The North Texas Business Council for the Arts’ (NTBCA) On My Own Time program is an annual, regional competition showcasing individual talents of corporations’ employees outside of the…
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GFF’ers Advance in the Sukkah Project Competition

On August 4, the jury of the newly launched DFW design-build competition, The Sukkah Project, selected ten finalists whose entries will be built as the second stage of the competition. Two of those finalists were Blake Thames, GFF Project Leader, and Jonathan Rollins, GFF Principal. All in all, twenty-eight designs were submitted by architects, artists…

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A Campus for the Future

Rapidly expanding knowledge, faster communication with an increasingly wide audience, and evolving societal and learning needs will require that the twenty-first century school and university campus be more open, more flexible and more technology-enabled than ever before. One pedagogical trend driving this evolution in learning spaces is the shift from passive delivery to active learning…

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GFF Architect Jon Rollins Discusses Dealey Plaza Facelift on KERA

Fundraising has begun on completing the Dallas landmark’s facelift before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 2013. Good Fulton & Farrell completed the first phase of renovations to Dealey Plaza in 2008. Phase One included replacement of deteriorated concrete paving adjacent to the Houston Street fountain basins, restoration of…

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GFF Project Wins 2011 Preservation Achievement Award

GFF’s (GFF) renovation of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Dallas’ Arts District was recently selected to receive a 2011 Preservation Achievement Award, given by Preservation Dallas. This marks the 12th year for the Achievement Awards, which recognize Dallas’ most outstanding projects involving the preservation, rehabilitation, and enhancement of Dallas’ historic buildings and neighborhoods. GFF…