Faith & Community — Studio

The Faith & Community Studio is a team of highly experienced professionals who focus exclusively on the planning and design of faith-based facilities. We see our role in a project as facilitators that will assist institution in realizing their vision for the project, not imposing ours on you.  Our goal is that the design solution for your project mirror the unique qualities, culture and circumstances that exist for your institution, not a formula driven solution that has been applied haphazardly without any real thought or consideration for your real needs and limitations.

Jacquelyn Block

Principal + Director of Faith & Community Practice

Emily Mendez

Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

Mike Lehr

Associate + Studio Director

Donald R. Kubala

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Loren Boynton

Senior Design Leader

Sandra Beer

Senior Project Leader

Lena Starostine

Senior Project Coordinator

Scott Williams

Senior Project Coordinator

Becca Vahldick

Senior Project Coordinator

Bryana Cozart

Interior Design Coordinator

Camille Vigil

Project Coordinator

Our Work

Our designers are dedicated to Creating Memorable Places.


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.


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.


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.