Faith & Community

Our team is passionately committed to designing faith-based and community-building spaces that encourage connections, foster a sense of belonging, and create spaces for reflection and growth.

We believe in the power of design to bring people together, enhance the human experience and to create lasting connections.  Our team of design professionals is committed to understanding the unique needs and aspirations of our clients and translating those needs into innovative architectural solutions that inspire and enrich the community.

Through careful planning and thoughtful design, we design spaces that not only serve practical functions but also foster a sense of unity and belonging.  Whether designing a new place of worship, a community center, or a gathering space, our team approaches each project with creativity, sensitivity, and a deep understanding of the role that architecture plays in shaping the human experience.

We believe that architecture has the potential to transform lives, strengthen communities, and to cultivate a sense of purpose and connection. We strive to create spaces that not only meet the needs of our clients, but also exceed their expectations.

Our People

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

Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

Emily Mendez

Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

Mike Lehr

Associate + Studio Director

Loren Boynton

Senior Design Leader


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

The Church Network National Conference is Almost Here!

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.

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.

Portrait of a GFFer: Loren Boynton

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!

It’s the People Who Make the Place / Jacquelyn Block

Jacquelyn joined GFF in 2011 and has extensive architectural experience leading faith-based, non-profit, and educational projects.


Learn more about the mission and organization of our practice.


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.


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

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.