Maria Gomez, AIA, LEED AP

Principal / Studio Director
University Pontificia Bolivariana

Maria Gomez is a Principal, Studio Director, and the Director of Technical Resources with GFF, Inc

Maria A Gomez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal at GFF and functions as Studio Director. After opening her own firm in Colombia in 1994, she relocated to Texas and joined GFF in 1999. Maria has diverse experience on projects ranging from corporate offices to institutional facilities. She collaborated in the design of the Dallas Academy building expansion which received the AIA Dallas 2009 Design Award. Maria also collaborated in the Park 17 multi-use building which received the Texas Construction Best Office Project. This was the first office building to achieve LEED Gold certification for New Construction in the City of Dallas. She designed T5 Residence in North Dallas which was published in the 2011 summer edition of Luxe Interiors + Design. Maria has served as juror for multiple Design Award competitions, including the Boston Society of Architects Honor Awards, the AIA Atlanta Residential Design Awards, the RTKL Works in Progress Awards, Latinos in Architecture (LiA) Fort Worth and AIA Lubbock Design Awards among others.

Maria has served the AIA Dallas Board in several capacities and was President of the organization in 2020. She served on the Board of the Dallas Assembly for 3 years and currently serves on the Board of the Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas Arboretum and the Architecture and Design Foundation. She currently serves on the Trinity Park Conservancy Design Advocacy Committee, and has been appointed by Dallas City Council to serve on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Committee. Maria chaired the prestigious Texas Society of Architects Design Awards Committee in 2020 and 2021. In 2009 she was appointed by the Dallas City Plan Commission Chair to the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, a position she held for 10 years. She also served on the Special Sign District Advisory Committee for the City of Dallas for 7 years. Maria is a Leadership Dallas Alumni, class of 2019.

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Adaptive Reuse in an Environmentally Conscious Work Environment

Most people in the real estate industry have heard about Adaptive Reuse and it is important to remember the potential value it can bring to the table, particularly for the workplace. Unlike their counterparts on the east and west coasts, developers in Texas are typically not challenged to find available land for ground-up construction. However,…
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It’s the People that Make the Place / Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal at GFF and functions as our Cultural, Office and Build-to-Suit Market Sector Leader. Maria has diverse experience on projects ranging from corporate offices to institutional facilities. Maria collaborated in the Park 17 multi-use building which received the Texas Construction Best Office Project. This was the first office…
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How is ESG Impacting Real Estate Capital Investment?

There’s an acronym that has been around for a while now which is getting more attention as we emerge from the pandemic: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is becoming a more common topic around the design of new buildings, whether they are speculative in nature or for a specific corporate user. ESG metrics are becoming a…

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GFF Women’s History Month

GFF’s culture of creating memorable places is driven by the talent and hard work of our entire staff.  This month, we’re sending a special shout-out to the women of GFF who continually serve our clients and community through their varied roles and disciplines.    "I joined GFF in 1997 as a temporary receptionist and over…
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Glass Technology that Can Bring Value to Your Building

Developers typically find that one of the most expensive components of a ground up construction is the glazing systems. Natural light gives life to a building. Without it there’s no life and no demand for space. Insulated glazing was invented in 1865, and the technology slowly started to make its way into commercial development in the 1930’s, becoming commonly available in the 50’s. Glass has a major impact on the experiential quality of a space and is often a primary component of the overall design concept. Glass technology has shaped and repeatedly redefined architecture, and its most recent evolution offers a broad spectrum of options.

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D Magazine – Details, Renderings Unveiled For Uptown High-Rise Redevelopment

“The tower will have floor-to-ceiling glass with planes to extend past the floor slabs at each end. The two retail buildings will be positioned on either side of the office tower with one building designed for several fast-casual restaurants and the other building planned for one upscale eatery. An activated park in the middle of the site will include a variety of seating and pedestrian-friendly pathways to enhance walkability and connection with the surrounding community.”