Kent Pontious, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

Associate Principal / Studio Director
Texas A&M University

Kent Pontious is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF, Inc

Mr. Pontious has over 25 years of experience in the architecture and construction industry, devoting the past 20 years to civic and municipal projects. From initial client contact through the final stages of construction, Kent has experience in managing all aspects of a project. With degrees in both Architecture and Construction from Texas A&M University, he has a reputation for well thought out and well documented drawings that are not only complete, but have resulted in extremely low change order instances. He has worked for a general contractor, a design-build firm, as well as traditional architecture firms giving him unique insight and understanding of the total design and construction business.

As a LEED Accredited Professional for more than 14 years, Kent has successfully certified 8 Civic and Municipal projects acting as the LEED Administrator. All of his projects have exceeded the LEED Certification goal level most significant additional cost.

Mr. Pontious’ projects have been recognized with many local and national design and construction awards, and have been featured in several magazine articles. He has also been a guest speaker at a national justice convention discussing his contributions on several regional police facilities.

Jim West is a Principal and the Managing Director of GFF Austin with GFF, Inc

GFF Announces 2019 Promotions

GFF is excited to begin 2019 with the announcement and acknowledgement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 12 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers and landscape architects. Jim West, AIA, LEED AP was named Principal. Kent Pontious, AIA, LEED AP BD+C was named Studio Director. Jim West joined GFF in…
2018 Promotions - Version 02

GFF Announces 2018 Promotions

GFF is proud to begin 2018 with the celebration and announcement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 29 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects and operational staff members. Mark Bowles, ASLA was named Studio Director of GFF Landscape. Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP, Philip DeLaughter, Steven Hauk,…

Happy New Year from GFF

GFF celebrated their 35th anniversary and annual Holiday Party at Factory Six03. The newly renovated West End Building was designed by GFF’s own Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton, Larry Good and Traci Webster. Being able to celebrate these milestones at a building close to our hearts made the evening all the more special! Happy…


2016 GFF Promotions

GFF, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent promotions. Brian Moore, AICP and Maria Gomez, AIA, LEED AP were named Principals. In addition, David Boone, RA was named Associate Principal. In total, 26 architects, intern architects, interior designers and planners were promoted in another record-breaking year for the firm. Moore, graduating with a Master Degree…


New Kids on the Block

Check out the fresh faces of GFF! Q&A with Samuel Mortimer University: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Favorite Hobby: Collecting Prints Years of Experience: 3+ Years Favorite Musician: Neil Young Hometown: Chattanooga, TN Q&A with Kent Pontious University:  Texas A&M University Favorite Hobby:  Golf Years of Experience: 20 Years Favorite Band:  Jane’s Addiction Hometown:  El Paso, TX…