Associate Principal / Studio Director
The University of Texas at Arlington
Mr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and joined GFF in 2014. Having practiced architecture for more than 28 years, his experience includes a wide range of institutional, office and multi-family projects. He has extensive experience in K-12 as well as higher education projects including, Forster Art Center at Austin College and the Haggerty Art Center at the University of Dallas. He is dedicated to resolving design issues and meeting the goals of the client, following projects from design concepts through construction administration. Lonnie is an Associate at GFF and Director of the Fort Worth Studio.
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.