Stephen Pickard, AIA, NCARB

Principal
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. 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, 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.

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Church Design Post COVID-19

GFF Church Works is honored to have our recent COVID-19 discussion on the church re-entry process featured in the following publications. Please follow the links to learn more about strategies for re-entry and contact us if you would like to further discuss specifics for your facility! What Will Church Design Look Like in a Post-Pandemic…
Good Shepherd Church Design

Expansion and Renovation Renew 1960s Dallas Church

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.

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Creating Memorable (Shelter-In-)Places

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.

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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!