Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture
Arizona State University
Laura Cornell, PLA, LEED AP joined GFF in 2023 as an Associate Principal and Director of Landscape Architecture. An award-winning designer and registered Landscape Architect with 21 years of professional experience, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Arizona State University in 2003. Laura has designed and led a variety of projects including mixed-use projects, multifamily communities, master planned residential communities, and play environments. She has also collaborated with Architects and Planners on several notable land planning and site planning projects.
Laura’s career has given her the opportunity to work on projects in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Nevada, and California, including dozens of high end single family residential landscapes, and a line of indoor/outdoor furniture. She has also written curriculum for multiple Landscape Architecture courses, served as a jurist for design excellence awards, and has participated in an HOA as a Design Review Board member. Laura has extensive project management, business administration, department management, and design mentoring experience, which she utilizes to lead our team of Landscape Architects in creating memorable places.
Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in Architecture, Interior 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.