The Church Network National Conference is Almost Here!

Mark your calendars! The 2023 Church Network Conference (TCN) will take place July 18th through July 21st at the Irving Convention Center in the DFW Metroplex. We would love to see you there at our booth (#324) or at one of the following presentations:

On Tuesday, July 18th, at 9:30am, Jacquelyn Block, a Principal at GFF and the Faith-Based Market Sector leader, will be presenting “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design for Churches.” Attendees will learn how space planning and design elements can help deter crime. She will discuss strategies on how to implement and integrate these security concepts into the initial planning stages of new or renovation building projects while making facilities warm, welcoming, and inviting.

On Thursday, July 20th, at 1:00pm, Jacquelyn Block and Michael Lehr, an Associate and Studio Director at GFF, will be presenting “Sharing Space for Mutual Benefit.” This presentation will focus on innovative ways churches are leveraging their facilities by partnering with like-minded organizations for community benefit and/or while generating income. They will discuss renovation strategies to maximize adaptability and flexibility for these partnerships and review several case studies.

The GFF Church Works Studio is a team of highly experienced design professionals who focus exclusively on the planning and design of faith-based facilities.

For more information, please contact:
Jacquelyn Block at jacquelyn.block@gff.com
Michael Lehr at michael.lehr@gff.com

Our Church Works Team

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Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

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Michael R. Lehr

Associate + Studio Director

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Emily Mendez

Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

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Loren Boynton

Senior Design Leader

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