Stephen is a Principal at GFF and has over 37 years of architectural design and management experience. The last 22 years of his career have concentrated on the development of a national practice specializing in the design of church and faith based facilities. He 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. He is currently working with several churches around the country and in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Stephen served as the 2021 Chairman for AIA Interfaith Design, the Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture and on the Dean’s Circle for the Texas Tech University College of Architecture Design Leadership Alliance.
Stephen Pickard, AIA, NCARB
Texas Tech University
After working with GFF Architects on various projects elsewhere on the campus over the previous quarter century, Good Shepherd turned to the firm once again in 2016 to expand the seating capacity of the sanctuary, enhance the sanctuary lighting, replace the sanctuary flooring, add an accessible restroom and a covered porte-cochere drop-off.
Since transitioning to a fully remote workforce on March 24, GFF has remained committed to providing the high creativity and productivity levels that our clients and consultants rely on. We are proud of the dedication that our GFF team has shown during these challenging times and we couldn’t have done it without each and every employee’s commitment and cooperation. GFF continues to Create Memorable Places from our home work spaces and for that, we are incredibly grateful to our IT team.
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…