Our education team has over 30 years of experience creating unique, technologically advanced learning spaces for schools and universities. 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. Our team is dedicated to collaboration and listening to our clients’ needs, and we are committed to delivering high-quality results that meet the unique goals of each institution we work with. Our team is made up of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, and Planners who are involved in early design thinking, which allows us to create integrated and cohesive design concepts for the project’s interior and exterior.

We follow a process that is strongly rooted in collaboration. We are committed to asking the right questions and listening carefully to the answers. Our work encompasses not only new construction and renovation projects, but also the programming, planning, and infrastructure improvements needed to keep a campus functioning at the highest level. We have a proven ability to translate institutional goals into built reality, which has resulted in long-term, multi-project relationships with higher education and independent school clients. We embrace and implement sustainable design strategies on every project, whether the client elects to pursue credentials under LEED or other systems. Our experience includes nine LEED Gold, ten Silver, and five Certified projects, along with four Green Globes projects.

Our People

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

Harrison Connor

Senior Project Leader

Chris Andersen

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Kelsey Kohlmeier

Project Coordinator


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It’s the People Who Make the Place / John Shiver

As Director of Education Practice, Mr. Shiver is passionate about creating memorable places that inspire learning. His 30 years of experience have been solely focused on the education sector for K-12 and higher education projects and clients.

St. Monica Catholic School Renovation

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.

Construction at SMU’s Cox School of Business is Underway

The project will fully reconfigure and renovate the existing three buildings, constructing an additional 65,000 SF while increasing the buildings’ overall efficiency.


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


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

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.

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.