Sharing our Knowledge and Passion with You
The Church Works Studio is team of highly experienced professionals who focus exclusively on the planning and design of faith-based facilities. Our goal is to help faith-based organizations of all sizes and denominations create a space that is both welcoming and reflective of their values and traditions. We also week to share our expertise and insights on a range of topics related to the design and construction of such facilities, from the latest trends and techniques to practical advice and inspiration. We hope to be a valuable resource for anyone who is involved in the planning and creation of a church spaces and look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion with you.
Church Works News / Culture
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.
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.
Outside of work, Loren tinkers with anything automotive related (his current project is a 1981 Mercedes 300td), enjoys anything related to photography, and is raising two teenage boys with his wife Amour. He also took a Silversmithing class in college and has been hooked ever since!
Jacquelyn joined GFF in 2011 and has extensive architectural experience leading faith-based, non-profit, and educational projects.
The GFF Church Works Studio has been busy working on projects under construction recently.
Stephen Pickard, FAIA, former Principal-in-Charge of the GFF faith-based and non-profit market sector, including the Church Works studio, transitioned to a different role at the end of 2022.
GFF was hired to develop a comprehensive campus master plan accommodating the needs of both the church and the 900 student Pre-K to 8th grade school.
GFF is excited to announce three new principals as our firm continues to expand its reach and add diversity of expertise and perspective to our Principal team
“I love going to shows, playing guitar, and even occasionally moshing. I generally go to smaller concerts or support local bands but tend to be at a concert 4-5 times a month!”
Emily Mendez is the Director of Sustainability for GFF, where she leads our internal committee comprised of sustainability representatives across all market sectors
Chase Oaks Church’s Local Good Center was recently featured on the cover of Church Design’s May issue, in the article titled ‘Design Helps Practice What’s Preached.’
Designed as “a chapel in the woods” overlooking the creek and pond on campus, it is reminiscent of Robert’s beloved Arkansas home.
In honor of Historic Preservation Month, we would like to highlight some of the historic church projects we have worked on.
Furniture for church facilities has shifted in recent years. Here are the trends we are excited about!