Maria A Gomez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal at GFF, leads the office and arts and culture market sectors, 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 Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. She currently serves on the Trinity Park Conservancy Design Advocacy Committee, and the City of Dallas Urban Design Peer Review. 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.