Maria A Gomez, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal at GFF and functions as Studio Director and Director of Technical Resources. 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 Citation. 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 is on the Board of the Dallas Assembly, Dallas Arboretum and the Architecture and Design Foundation. She currently serves on the Trinity Park Conservancy Design Advocacy Committee. Maria is Chair of the prestigious Texas Society of Architects Design Awards Committee. 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.