Stephen Pickard, AIA, NCARB

Principal
Director of Church Works Studio
Texas Tech University

Stephen Pickard is a Principal with GFF, Inc

Mr. Pickard is a Principal at GFF and has over 35 years of architectural design and management experience. The last 20 years of his career have concentrated on the development of a national practice specializing in the design of church and faith based facilities. Mr. Pickard is very familiar with current trends and the most progressive thinking as it relates to Worship spaces, Children’s Education spaces and meaningful venues for Community Connection. These projects incorporate both cultural and religious aspects into church campuses that strive to serve not only their members but also the larger community. In addition, we can assist churches in developing environmentally sustainable design solutions that promote energy efficiency and cost savings for the church. Mr. Pickard is currently working with several churches around the country and in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mr. Pickard also serves as Chairman of the Design Committee for Interfaith Design (formerly IFRAA, the Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture) and on the Texas Tech University College of Architecture Design Leadership Alliance.

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GFF Participates in STEAM’s ‘Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Girl Powered Weekend’

This past weekend, GFFers gathered at the Dallas Arboretum for STEAM’s ‘Girl Powered Weekend’ event. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Girl Powered Weekend encourages boys and girls of all ages to get involved in the STEAM community and educates our youth of STEAM initiatives. The event included a multitude of activities including the creation…

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GFF Church Works Holiday Recipe Collection

GFF Churchworks Studio wishes everyone a safe and merry holiday season, and would like to share some of our favorite recipes to be enjoyed with friends and family. Pumpkin Bread Stephen Pickard Fudge Susan Wright Pecan Divinity Aaron Steward Oatmeal Raisin / Chocolate Chip Cookies Crystal Gore Sweet Potato Casserole Jacquelyn Block Turkey Brine Jamie…
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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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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…

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High Adventure Treks for Dads & Daughters

Starting in the fall of 2015, Brian Moore and his then ten-year old daughter Amory joined a six-year long outdoor adventure program called HATS, or High Adventure Treks for Dads & Daughters, focusing on increasingly challenging outdoor experiences that a father and daughter can share together.  Begun in 1996 by fellow Lake Highlands resident Kipp…

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Jacquelyn Block Named Studio Director of GFF Church Works

GFF is pleased to announce that Associate Jacquelyn Block, AIA, has been promoted to Studio Director for the Church Works Studio. The growth and success of the studio, combined with Jacquelyn’s 12+ years of experience with faith-based and educational clients make her the perfect person to lead this wonderful group of 16 and manage the…