Scott Kanaga, AIA

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Kansas State University

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    A black and white portrait of Scott Kanaga, an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF in the Retail Studio, in front of a white background.
    Scott Kanaga is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF in the Retail Studio.

    Mr. Kanaga received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1994 from Kansas State University. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from retail centers and corporate office complexes, to master planning and land planning. Currently, he is leading GFF’s retail studio, working with numerous retail and restaurant tenants and developers nationwide. He is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with a focus on retail and restaurants.

    Scott won a prestigious first place Award for Creative and Visionary Projects from the Colorado AIA Chapter in 1993. Scott is an Alumni of the Real Estate Council’s Associate Leadership Council.

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in ArchitectureInterior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Planning. With a staff of 125 and offices spanning across Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin, we bring a Texas-sized commitment to design excellence. We pride ourselves on attracting the most talented and passionate designers who share our dedication to craftsmanship and professional licensure. Over four decades, we have meticulously honed our design process, encapsulated in our guiding Design Maxims. Not only are we creators, but we are stewards of the communities we touch, striving to leave them even better than we found them.

    At our core, we’re a team that thrives on innovation, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join us in building upon our storied success. We offer an exhilarating, fast-paced work environment where design opportunities abound at every level. Our firm culture is designed to be both productive and enjoyable, where collaboration and creativity are not just encouraged but celebrated. Our three strategically located offices in vibrant areas like Uptown in Dallas, West Bend in Fort Worth, and downtown Austin offer a lifestyle beyond the office, ensuring that your career with us is complemented by the fun and excitement of these dynamic urban locales. Join us, and let’s shape the future of design together.

    Our People

    Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.

    Laura Cornell

    Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

    Jacquelyn Block

    Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

    Brian Moore

    Principal + Director of Planning

    John Shiver

    Associate Principal + Director of Education Practice

    Our Work

    Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.


    Fort Worth, Texas

    Asana Deep Ellum

    Dallas, Texas

    The Mockingbird

    Dallas, Texas


    Locations Nationwide


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    "My favorite thing about GFF is how they value each individual of the firm, and the importance of inclusiveness in every facet of the practice."


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    We Are Hiring!

    We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, competitive salary/benefits and advancement potential at all levels for Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners and our Operations Team.


    GFF carefully considers the resources of our clients and our planet to create healthier, higher performing environments.


    Our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US

    New Project Opportunities

    Please contact us if you are a prospective client with a new project opportunity that you would like to discuss with out experts.