Zoning Cases

Euclidean zoning, the most common form of zoning that uses districts to separate land uses within a city, often leads to the creation of homogenous and segregated communities, restricts property owners’ ability to use their land flexibly, and contributes to urban sprawl. Despite this, many cities still rely on Euclidean zoning, and other limiting forms of zoning, to plan their communities.

At GFF, we have been engaged by clients seeking to secure zoning changes in these areas to create more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable communities. Our team of experienced Architects and Urban Planners have a deep understanding of the complex process of securing a zoning change, and we have a successful track record of designing projects that not only meet the requirements for a zoning change, but also exceed the expectations of the various neighborhood organizations, planning commissions, and other governing bodies that control the process. Our ability to design buildings that are sensible, contextual, and add value to neighborhoods furthers the interests of our clients and the communities they seek to transform.

Our People

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

Laura Cornell

Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

Brian Moore

Principal + Director of Planning

Evan Beattie

Senior Principal + Chief Executive Officer / Chairman


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

Turning On A New Light

We are excited to start 2024 with a new logo, inspired by our new headquarters in the heart of the vibrant Victory Park neighborhood of Dallas. This transition is more than just a change of logo and address; it is an improved reflection of who we are and where we want to go as an industry-leading, design-focused firm.

Designing Spaces that Reflect Our Clients’ Mission

In honor of Historic Preservation Month, GFF will be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Preservation Dallas Preservation Achievement Awards on May 17th, 2023.

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.

Protecting Our Feathered Friends

As cities grow and buildings become taller, the need to protect the earth's bird population is becoming more urgent. Thankfully, there are solutions to mitigate the problem, including guidelines for bird friendly glazing selections and building design features.


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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.


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


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