Kent Pontious, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Texas A&M University

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    A black and white portrait of Kent Pontious, an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF in the Mixed-Use & Multifamily Studio, in front of a white background.
    Kent Pontious is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF in the Mixed-Use & Multifamily Studio.

    Kent Pontious, Associate Principal and Studio Director at GFF, has over 30 years of experience in the architecture and construction industry, devoting the past 20 years to civic, municipal, mixed-use and multifamily 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 15 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.

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in ArchitectureInterior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Planning. With a staff of 127 and offices spanning across Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin, we bring a Texas-sized commitment to design excellence. We pride ourselves on attracting the most talented and passionate designers who share our dedication to craftsmanship and professional licensure. Over four decades, we have meticulously honed our design process, encapsulated in our guiding Design Maxims. Not only are we creators, but we are stewards of the communities we touch, striving to leave them even better than we found them.

    At our core, we’re a team that thrives on innovation, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join us in building upon our storied success. We offer an exhilarating, fast-paced work environment where design opportunities abound at every level. Our firm culture is designed to be both productive and enjoyable, where collaboration and creativity are not just encouraged but celebrated. Our three strategically located offices in vibrant areas like Uptown in Dallas, West Bend in Fort Worth, and downtown Austin offer a lifestyle beyond the office, ensuring that your career with us is complemented by the fun and excitement of these dynamic urban locales. Join us, and let’s shape the future of design together.

    Our People

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

    Maria Gomez

    Principal + Studio Director

    Brian Kuper

    Design Principal

    Laura Cornell

    Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

    Ricardo Montoya

    Principal + Director of Technical Resources

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    Fort Worth, Texas

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    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.

    Protecting Our Feathered Friends

    As cities grow and buildings become taller, the need to protect the earth's bird population is becoming more urgent. Thankfully, there are solutions to mitigate the problem, including guidelines for bird friendly glazing selections and building design features.

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