Work

At our firm, our goal is to design memorable, beautiful, and sustainable places that align with our clients’ vision. We believe that our work has the power to improve the lives of individuals and communities. We offer a range of services in the fields of Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. Our designers, organized into practice areas and market-specific studios, recognize that every project is unique and work closely with clients to understand their needs and goals.

Our Planning Studio offers design services for land use planning, campus master planning, urban design, and zoning cases. Our Architecture studios design functional and innovative buildings for various market sectors. Our Interior Design Studio creates unique and appealing atmospheres for various project types. Our Landscape Studio designs sustainable landscapes that can withstand Texas’ harsh environment. Together, these talented teams collaborate on projects, bringing a cohesive approach to our design work.

By Type / Sector

GFF has a diverse technical staff with high levels of expertise in these market sectors / typologies. Our four decades of experience and commitment to hiring the best designers in our region means that our clients benefit in both design and construction.

Automotive

Our automotive team is renown is known for creating stunning spaces for displaying high-end luxury vehicles.

Civic

Our civic design team specializes in creating beautiful and functional civic buildings that reflect the unique character of the communities they serve.

Corporate / Office

We have extensive experience in Corporate / Office facilities, having worked on such projects almost continuously for the last 25 years.

Cultural / Arts

When we are designing a museum, gallery, performance space, or a cultural project, we strive to create spaces that inspire and enrich the lives of those who use them.

Faith & Community

The Faith & Community Studio is GFF’s team committed to creating compelling environments for Worship, Fellowship and Education that are spiritually, environmentally and community driven.

Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse

Committed to the value of historic buildings as a cultural resource, our firm has more than thirty years experience in preserving, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings

K-12 & Higher Education

Our team has a proven track record of guiding institutions through the process of programming, design, and construction to realize their vision, and we have successfully completed projects on 25 different campuses in Texas and beyond.

Mixed-Use

Our firm is committed to designing contextually appropriate mixed-use projects that add value to the neighborhoods and communities they are specifically designed for.

Multifamily Residential

Our designers strive to create vibrant, pedestrian-oriented residential developments that offer modern living in aesthetically and formally pleasing buildings.

Recreation & Private Clubs

Our firm has extensive experience designing highly-functional recreation facilities and private clubs. We understand the specific needs of an client's end-users, personalizing each project to meet the distinct requirements of the individuals who will utilize these facilities.

Retail / Stores & Restaurant

GFF has a deep understanding of the retail and restaurant industry and we bring that knowledge and experience to all our projects.

By Discipline / Service

Our firm embraces a multi-disciplinary approach. Our teams of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, and Planners collaborate to create projects with well-coordinated, cohesive ideas.

Architecture

Our decades-long commitment to workplace culture, the enrichment of our cities, and design excellence has earned us numerous accolades, including the prestigious TxA Architecture Firm Award in 2019.

Interior Design

Our Interior Design team specializes in creating unique and compelling atmospheres for a variety of projects, including corporate offices, fitness facilities, higher education institutions, private schools, banks, and retail spaces.

Landscape Architecture

Our Landscape Architecture Studio is dedicated to creating beautiful and enduring landscapes that enhance the quality of life for all who experience them, while remaining mindful of the demands of the Texas climate and our clients' financial constraints.

Planning

Our talented Planning team possesses a deep knowledge of the component building types which comprise livable, walkable, mixed-use developments, and we use our civic relationships effectively as we navigate the entitlement process for our clients.

By Office / Region

GFF has three offices located in the state of Texas. With a staff of 125, Our offices flexibly serve a diverse client base throughout every region of the state. Our experience also lends itself to projects on a national scale, completing work in places like California, Colorado, and the Northeast.

Dallas

GFF has been a staple of the Dallas design community for over four decades. Over the years, we’ve carved a memorable path through the city’s skyline to our current headquarters location in Victory Park.

Austin

With an increasing share of the firm’s workload coming from relationships with Austin-based clients, GFF opened our Austin office in April 2018.

Fort Worth

GFF’s history in Tarrant County has deep roots and the firm opened the doors to its Fort Worth Office in 2014. 

Our People

Our firm is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.

Brian Moore

Principal + Director of Planning

Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

Jim West

Principal + Managing Director – Austin

Laura Cornell

Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

News

Read the latest news about our work and learn more about our firm culture

2nd Annual Portfolio Workshop

GFF is hosting it's second annual FREE Portfolio Workshop to assist students in navigating the conceptual and practical aspects of portfolio design and assembly. The virtual workshop will take place on May 31, 2024 followed by an in-person workshop on June 7, 2024 in our Dallas office.

Turning On A New Light

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.

Designing Spaces that Reflect Our Clients’ Mission

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.

Life Fellowship Church Unveils Newly Transformed Campus

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.

About

Learn more about the mission and organization of our practice.

We Are Hiring!

We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, competitive salary/benefits and advancement potential at all levels for Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners and our Operations Team.

Sustainability

GFF carefully considers the resources of our clients and our planet to create healthier, higher performing environments.

New Project Opportunities

Please contact us if you are a prospective client with a new project opportunity that you would like to discuss with out experts.

People

Our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US