Levi Hooten

Associate + Creative Leader

University of Tennessee

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    A black and white portrait of Levi Hooten, an Associate and Creative Leader with GFF, in front of a white background.
    Levi Hooten is an Associate and Creative Leader with GFF.

    Levi Hooten earned his BArch degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s College of Architecture & Design in 2010 where he received a Chancellor’s citation for “Extraordinary Professional Promise.” He spent a semester abroad at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany and received the Hnedak Bobo Global Design Award for his conceptual design of a new Bauhaus Museum. His most notable achievement during school came as he and three other undergraduate students were awarded the top prize and a significant federal grant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its annual P3 Competition for Sustainability in Washington D.C. The project, A New Norris House, blossomed into the University of Tennessee’s largest design-build program to date, receiving several design awards including an AIA COTE Top Ten honor in 2013. Levi was hired by the University immediately upon graduation in a teaching and construction management role to shepherd the project successfully through completion.

    Levi joined GFF in 2012 and was named an Associate in 2019. He has worked on projects ranging from automobile dealerships to multi family residential. He is crucial to his team, working closely with project architects to ensure success in design and construction documents. He is a passionate designer and also serves as a member of GFF’s web development team, showing strong proficiency in software that ranges from parametric modeling to web content management.

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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

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