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.
We are excited to start 2024 with a new logo, inspired by our new headquarters in the heart of the vibrant Victory Park neighborhood of Dallas. This transition is more than just a change of logo and address; it is an improved reflection of who we are and where we want to go as an industry-leading, design-focused firm.
In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.
GFF developed a new comprehensive campus master plan for Life Fellowship Church (LFC) located in McKinney, Texas, which includes renovation and expansion of their current campus to include a 1,200-seat future worship center, a weekday preschool, additional adult classrooms, and an administrative suite on a very compact site.
As cities grow and buildings become taller, the need to protect the earth's bird population is becoming more urgent. Thankfully, there are solutions to mitigate the problem, including guidelines for bird friendly glazing selections and building design features.