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Stephen Pickard Transitions Into A New Role

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.

Promotion Party 2023: Celebrating the Rise of 25 Talented Achievers

As 2023 gets underway, we at GFF are filled with excitement and gratitude as we celebrate the promotion of 25 talented employees.

Portrait of a GFFer: Kat Wuestner

"My favorite thing about GFF would have to be my passionate and talented coworkers. Working with architects gives me the opportunity to watch my city flourish through the creation and design of spaces and buildings."

Celebrating ’22 & Ringing in the New!

As we celebrate the new year, we would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the great work we’ve done in 2022.

It’s the People Who Make the Place / Jason Cave

As Director of Civic Practice, Mr. Cave is passionate about creating memorable places in the public realm

Meet GFF’s Historic Preservation Team: Chris Andersen

With GFF for over 24 years, Chris has worked on a wide variety of project types including both new construction and renovation/rehabilitation of old and historic properties

Dallas Zoo South Garage

The Dallas Zoo South Garage is a simple building on a complex site, pairing an efficient layout with a visually dynamic façade to promote the Zoo’s mission and brand.

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.

Portrait of a GFFer: Sam Stribling

“My favorite things about working at GFF include its egalitarian approach to every facet of the design process; a stated focus on project continuity and collaboration; and concern for individual employee well-being.”

GFF Announces Three New Principals

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

Portrait of a GFFer: Becca Vahldick

“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!”

It’s the People Who Make the Place / Emily Mendez

Emily Mendez is the Director of Sustainability for GFF, where she leads our internal committee comprised of sustainability representatives across all market sectors

Adaptive Reuse in an Environmentally Conscious Work Environment

In a post-pandemic world where employees may be reluctant to return to the office full time, the inventory of empty or partially occupied buildings continues to grow.

GFF, Fair Park, and The State Fair of Texas: A Thirty-Year Relationship

We are excited about the opening of this year’s State Fair of Texas and proud of GFF’s role in the preservation and ongoing revitalization of Fair Park

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day!

On this National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, let’s create a new narrative that celebrates women and all the ways they choose to become better versions of themselves.

Portrait of a GFFer: Bradley Dunivan

"My favorite thing about GFF is the high level of design quality within the different departments and ability to collaborate to produce the best result.  No one project is single disciplinary and takes many talented people to create meaningful spaces.”

Chase Oaks Church – Local Good Center

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.’

Portrait of a GFFer: Lance Abaya

"My favorite thing about GFF is how they value each individual of the firm, and the importance of inclusiveness in every facet of the practice."

Portrait of a GFFer: Yasmin Al-Jafari

"My favorite part about GFF is working on our housing projects and their high quality of design. I appreciate the thoughtful and meaningful places created by GFF.”

Meet GFF’s Historic Preservation Team: Morgan Harrison

As a multi-generational Dallas native, Morgan is passionate about preserving the historic and cultural resources that the city has to offer as they are integral to her family history.

Pegasus Park Tower – A Center for Business and Social Impact

The newly renovated Pegasus Park Tower consists of more than 500,000 square feet of office and amenity space that intentionally connects strategic business partners, social impact organizations, academic institutions, and biotech startups.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church – Hasley Chapel

Designed as “a chapel in the woods” overlooking the creek and pond on campus, it is reminiscent of Robert’s beloved Arkansas home.

It’s the People that Make the Place / Alix Rios

With an eclectic portfolio ranging from build-to-suit corporate interiors and tenant finish-outs, to higher education and retail, she thrives under the challenge of multi-faceted interiors and diverse teams.

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.

40 Years / 40 Facts

GFF is turning 40. Here are 40 numbers to celebrate the 40th year of our firm.

It’s The People Who Make the Place / Brian Kuper

Joining GFF in 1993, and a Principal in the firm since 2007, Brian has practiced architecture for nearly 30 years.

The Trevor Project

GFF is proud to partner with The Trevor Project to make sure that every LGBTQ young person can live their story of pride fearlessly and authentically.

Portrait of a GFFer: Zack Sprinkle-Lewis

Zack graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and a Master's of Architecture.

Did you know that May is Historic Preservation Month?

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, we would like to highlight some of the historic church projects we have worked on.

It’s the People who Make the Place / Jon Rollins

Jon Rollins is a leader in GFF’s institutional practice, focusing on university projects, independent schools, cultural facilities and communities of faith, with an additional emphasis on historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

Two Arts Plaza

Dallas, Texas

Can We Go Beyond Sustainability?

Resilient, restorative, and regenerative approaches all rely on a comprehensive team and systems approach to creating better built environments

Hear from our Designers – What’s new in Church Seating?

Furniture for church facilities has shifted in recent years. Here are the trends we are excited about!

Life Fellowship

McKinney, Texas

Hope Fellowship

Prosper, Texas

Christ United Methodist Church

College Station, Texas

Magnolia Heights

San Antonio, Texas

Fort Worth Academy

Fort Worth, Texas

IBP 18

Plano, Texas

Royal & SH 161

Irving, Texas

Stacy Pointe

Allen, Texas

Princeton Crossroads

Princeton, Texas

Heritage Plaza Landscape

San Antonio, Texas

Blue Star

Irving, Texas

Tegna

Dallas, Texas

Heritage Plaza

San Antonio, Texas

West Love Retail

Dallas, Texas

Anthem Church Master Plan

Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Pegasus Park

Dallas, Texas

Signazon

Plano, Texas

Alpha Plaza

Dallas, Texas

QIP East End

San Antonio, Texas

Alta Strand

Dallas, Texas

Ross & Peak

Dallas, Texas

Portrait of a GFFer: Bryana Cozart

Bryana was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design.

The Langford

Dallas, Texas

The Cooper

Fort Worth, Texas

Spanish Fort Container Park

Spanish Fort, Alabama

Stockyards Station

Fort Worth, Texas

The Braden on Fifth

Fort Worth, Texas

1000 Weatherford

Fort Worth, Texas

The Container Store

Locations Nationwide

Crate&Barrel

Locations Nationwide

Ten50 BBQ

Grapevine, Texas

Cascades

The Colony, Texas

The Foundry

Fort Worth, Texas

Chisholm Trail

Fort Worth, Texas

Stacy Green

Allen, Texas

Monitronics

Farmers Branch, Texas

Woodcreek Church

Richardson, Texas

23Springs

Dallas, Texas

Coram Deo Academy

Flower Mound, Texas

The Slate

Dallas, Texas

Heritage Plaza Landscape

San Antonio, Texas

Asana Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas

Alexan Henderson

Dallas, Texas

Harvest Lofts

Dallas, Texas

Trinity at Left Bank

Fort Worth, Texas

The Alton

Dallas, Texas

Park Place DFW Jaguar – Land Rover

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Grapevine Honda

Grapevine, Texas

Park Place Volvo

Dallas, Texas

John Eagle Acura

Houston, Texas

Honda of Burleson

Burleson, Texas

Weir’s Plaza

Dallas, Texas

Burgher Haggard Office

Fort Worth, Texas

Alta 289

Plano, Texas

Park 17

Dallas, Texas

Alta Luna

Farmers Branch, Texas

Capital One

Plano, Texas

Alexan Cityline

Richardson, Texas

Trailhead Social

Austin, Texas

HG Sply Co.

Trophy Club, Texas

Milestone Church

Keller, Texas

Trailhead

Fort Worth, Texas

Factory Six03

Dallas, Texas

IBP 190

Carrollton, Texas

9001 Cypress Waters

North Dallas, Texas

Quest

The Colony, Texas

Knox Heights

Dallas, Texas

Monitronics

Farmers Branch, Texas

M Line Tower

Dallas, Texas

Woodlake Church

Bixby, Oklahoma

The Ascent

Dallas, Texas

Alta Left Bank

Fort Worth, Texas

Mercer Crossing Landscape

Farmers Branch, Texas

The Westwood School

Farmers Branch, Texas

508 Park Avenue

Dallas, Texas

CityLine Market

Richardson, Texas

New River Fellowship

Hudson Oaks, Texas

VantagePoint Church

Eastvale, California

Carroll Pointe

Southlake, Texas

River Cafe

New Braunfels, Texas

Azul

Austin, Texas

Jefferson Tower

Dallas, Texas

Heep Ranch

Austin, Texas

Cityline

Dallas, Texas

Corazon

Austin, Texas

Cardinal Health

Dallas, Texas

AG Hill Partners

Dallas, Texas

Cielo Vista Church

El Paso, Texas

Alta Henderson

Dallas, Texas

MedAssets

Plano, Texas

Lyra on McKinney

Dallas, Texas