Michael Lehr, AIA, LEED AP

Associate / Senior Project Leader
Drexel University

Mike Lehr is an Associate and Senior Project Leader with GFF, Inc

Michael has over 15 years of experience as an architect and project manager specializing in church design. His role includes managing projects from initial feasibility studies and master planning through construction administration. He joined GFF in 2016 to work in the firm’s Church Works Studio. Michael immediately became a valuable member of the team with his emphasis on client relationships and intimate knowledge of working with building committees and church staff. He enjoys learning about church culture and trends and applies this knowledge to the projects in which he is involved. Michael previously worked for a lighting designer and continues to use those skills to integrate into his projects. Additionally, he has zoning experience having previously served on a zoning hearing board for four years.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 from Drexel University. He greatly values community outreach and provides pro bono design services for nonprofit organizations in Kenya. Michael is a certified layspeaker in the United Methodist Church, and prior to moving to Dallas, he was an active member of Quakertown United Methodist Church and has recently joined First United Methodist Church in Richardson. Additionally, Michael is certified by the California Office of Emergency Services as a Disaster Service Worker through the Safety Assessment Program.


Chase Oaks Church – Local Good Center

Chase Oaks Church’s Local Good Center was recently featured on the cover of Church Design’s May issue, in the article titled ‘Design Helps Practice What’s Preached’. In 2020, Chase Oaks Church strategically pursued a new property located in an underserved area of Plano, Texas, with the goal of creating a dedicated community center to meet…
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New Year, New Space

The Merriam-Webster definition of renovate is “to restore to a former better state” or “to restore to life, vigor, or activity”. A high-quality renovation can breathe new life into your building. A fresh look can create a welcoming atmosphere and a renewed sense of community that can encourage congregants to return and attract new members.…
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Our Future is Bright.

Hello 2020! Our Future is Bright. Announcing GFF Promotions for 2020 GFF is thrilled to kickoff 2020 by announcing the promotion of 48 talented architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and operations professionals. These individuals have shown creativity, leadership, and a commitment to our values in creating our most memorable places yet in 2019. Recognizing…

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony

GFF and team gathered on Sunday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano to celebrate Phase II’s start of construction. Congratulations to the team for all of their hard work!

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Portrait of a GFFer: Mike Lehr

Meet Mike Lehr. Mike is a city boy from Baltimore, Maryland and a huge Orioles and Ravens fan. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University in Philadelphia and has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 18 years. They have a 16 year old daughter, Madison, and an 8 year old son, Dylan. Mike…


Happy New Year from GFF

GFF celebrated their 35th anniversary and annual Holiday Party at Factory Six03. The newly renovated West End Building was designed by GFF’s own Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton, Larry Good and Traci Webster. Being able to celebrate these milestones at a building close to our hearts made the evening all the more special! Happy…