Tyler Cini, AIA, NCARB

Associate / Studio Director
University of Kansas

Tyler Cini is an Associate and Studio Director with GFF, Inc

Tyler Cini is a licensed architect, Studio Director and Associate at GFF. He joined the firm in 2011 with a penchant for groupwork and collaboration, fostering a positive environment both with the clients and among the project teams. He quickly became paramount to the culture of the firm, serving as GFF’s Cultural Ambassador to the North Texas Business Council for the Arts and On My Own Time Art Show Coordinator, reinstituting and coordinating several extracurricular activities for the firm, aiding in marketing efforts, and orchestrating the firm’s new employee orientation for several years. He has demonstrated a unique ability to logically but passionately resolve the complex problems inherent with projects of varying scales and typologies, aptly managing several ventures and always maintaining a high level of care and composure. He has led or been instrumental in numerous retail and restaurant efforts, and for the past seven years has primarily focused on leading large multifamily and mixed-use projects.

Tyler graduated with Distinction with his Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design in 2011. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, including his graduation from the 2018 AIA Dallas Emerging Leaders Program and peer-reviewing content for the National Convention presentations from 2012-2014. He also currently serves on an NCARB Committee at the national level, where he is involved in the creation and editing of content and questions for the Architect Registration Exam.


Post-Pandemic Housing

Being mindful of potential cost and spatial implications, these ideas outline and suggest realistic measures which may be taken to, logically but resourcefully, re-shape multifamily communities.

Friday At 5

Jam With GFF

From time to time, we like to share the music we listen to with our coworkers. New albums and new artists are currency for conversations about creative accomplishment and serve as the mood-shifting push that we need to find our own ideas. Temporarily locked in doors due to COVID-19, we find ourselves listening to music more than we’re used to during a workday. Kitchen tables and home offices have become our new workstations and music is providing the right environmental mask to transform our homes into proper work spaces.


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.

Featured Image 01

Our Future is Bright.

Hello 2020! Our Future is Bright. Announcing GFF Promotions for 2020 GFF is thrilled to kickoff 2020 by announcing the promotion of 48 talented architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and operations professionals. These individuals have shown creativity, leadership, and a commitment to our values in creating our most memorable places yet in 2019. Recognizing…
Jim West is a Principal and the Managing Director of GFF Austin with GFF, Inc

GFF Announces 2019 Promotions

GFF is excited to begin 2019 with the announcement and acknowledgement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 12 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers and landscape architects. Jim West, AIA, LEED AP was named Principal. Kent Pontious, AIA, LEED AP BD+C was named Studio Director. Jim West joined GFF in…

2018 AIA Dallas Emerging Leaders Program Graduates

Two GFFer’s, Idaliza Camacho and Tyler Cini, participated in and graduated from this year’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) through AIA Dallas, continuing a longstanding tradition for GFF to send at least one representative to the program each year since its inception in 2009. ELP identifies, cultivates and mentors young leaders in three areas of leadership:…