Meet GFF’s Historic Preservation Team: Chris Andersen

Meet Chris Andersen, who holds a special interest in the archaeological research of the history of a structure.

With GFF for over 24 years, Chris has worked on a wide variety of project types including both new construction and renovation/rehabilitation of old and historic properties.  He holds a special interest in the archaeological research of the history of a structure to understand how and why it was originally built, what has happened to it over its lifetime, and allowing that knowledge to inform the design process.

Growing up in Chicago, Chris was exposed to the great architecture of that city as well as the beauty and interest created by the juxtaposition of new and old.  He started his professional career working in commercial interior design before changing focus and joining a CAD software developer serving the AEC community.  During this time, he traveled extensively overseas, including an extended period where he lived and worked in Europe.  This experience provided further exposure to the importance of the integration of modern and historic structures.

Chris holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at Arlington.  He has also served on the City of Dallas’ Landmark Commission Task Force for the West End Historic District.  Chris is proud to have been project architect for adaptive reuse projects like Factory Six03, International on Turtle Creek, and Jefferson Tower, as well as with GFF’s ongoing work at Dallas’ Fair Park.

The GFF Historic Preservation Team is an experienced group of design professionals who focus on the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties.

Our Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse Team

If you are considering an historic preservation project, let’s talk about how GFF can help you achieve your vision.

Chris Andersen

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

A black and white portrait of Chris Andersen, an Associate Principal and Senior Project Leader with GFF in the Education Studio, in front of a white background.

Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse News

Construction at Fair Park

GFF currently has two historic preservation projects under construction at Fair Park – the Pan American Arena and the Tower Building.

Historic Preservation Month

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.

Adaptive Reuse in an Environmentally Conscious Work Environment

In a post-pandemic world where employees may be reluctant to return to the office full time, the inventory of empty or partially occupied buildings continues to grow.

GFF, Fair Park, and The State Fair of Texas: A Thirty-Year Relationship

We are excited about the opening of this year’s State Fair of Texas and proud of GFF’s role in the preservation and ongoing revitalization of Fair Park

Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse Work