Renderings

Kairoi Belmar Park West

Lakewood, Colorado

Hollyann Friloux

Interior Design Professional

West 7th

Fort Worth, Texas

GFF Austin Celebrates Five Years!

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

The Langford

Dallas, Texas

Faith & Community

The Faith & Community Studio is GFF’s team committed to creating compelling environments for Worship, Fellowship and Education that are spiritually, environmentally and community driven.

M Line Tower

Dallas, Texas

Portrait of a GFFer: Coleman Brink

Outside of work, Coleman loves to travel. During his school years, he used his longer breaks to visit many national parks, with Zion National Park being his favorite. In his senior year, he visited Cairo, Egypt, and he recently took a trip to Copenhagen which he said was incredible!

SMU — Cox School of Business

University Park, Texas

River Cafe

New Braunfels, Texas

Carson Guy

Project Coordinator

Maureen Hellerstedt

Marketing Professional

Grant Wickard

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Sandra Beer

Senior Project Leader

Loren Boynton

Senior Design Leader

Chris Andersen

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Taylor Wade

Senior Project Coordinator

John Eagle Acura

Houston, Texas

Jake Chavez

Senior Project Coordinator

Aura on Lamar

Austin, Texas

Town Lake

Austin, Texas

23Springs

Dallas, Texas

Nardine Mansi

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Harrison Connor

Senior Project Leader

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.

Joshua Brown

Senior Project Coordinator

Todd Toupal

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Matt Frame

Project Leader

Monitronics

Farmers Branch, Texas

Shannon Fahey

Senior Office Manager / Accounting Coordinator

Factory Six03

Dallas, Texas

Michael R. Lehr

Associate + Studio Director

Chad Kyzar

Senior Project Coordinator

Alejandra Rodriguez

Architectural Professional

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.

Stephen Pickard

Principal Emeritus

Royal & SH 161

Irving, Texas

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!

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.

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

Bryana Cozart

Interior Design Coordinator

Scott Williams

Senior Project Coordinator

St. Andrew 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.

Cardinal Health

Dallas, Texas

Magnolia Heights

San Antonio, Texas

The Slate

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

Lakeline

Austin, Texas

Coleman Brink

Design Coordinator

MedAssets

Plano, Texas

AvreaFoster

Dallas, Texas

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

West Bank Market

Austin, Texas

Beth Schmidt

Senior Design Leader

Ricardo Montoya

Principal + Director of Technical Resources

Woodlake Church

Bixby, Oklahoma

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.

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.

Maya Pavon

Architectural Professional

Adam Fenner

Project Leader

Park Place Volvo

Dallas, Texas

Crate&Barrel

Locations Nationwide

Landscape Architecture

Our Landscape Architecture Studio is dedicated to creating beautiful and enduring landscapes that enhance the quality of life for all who experience them, while remaining mindful of the demands of the Texas climate and our clients' financial constraints.

Becky Baker, RID, NCIDQ, ASID

Senior Interior Design Coordinator

Architecture’s Balancing Act: Beauty, Function, Cost, and Sustainability

In the world of design, finding the perfect blend of beauty, functionality, cost, and sustainability can be quite a challenge. However, as we celebrate the 2nd annual Earth Week at GFF, we aim to demonstrate that these goals can coexist harmoniously.

Mercer Crossing Landscape

Farmers Branch, Texas

The Braden on Fifth

Fort Worth, Texas

Portrait of a GFFer: Talon McCart

Outside of work, Talon likes to bike, snowboard and wakeboard. Other hobbies include woodworking, home renovations, traveling and flying his drone. He also loves to spend time with his family!

Milestone Church

Keller, Texas

Tegna

Dallas, Texas

Sarah Hamzeh

Project Leader

Portrait of a GFFer: Hollyann Friloux

Outside of work, Hollyann enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever (Connie), long walks/runs on the Katy trail, and seeing new movies in the theater.

Alix Rios

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Anna Eliese Ridgley

Landscape Architecture Leader

Park Place DFW Jaguar – Land Rover

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Coram Deo Academy

Flower Mound, Texas

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!

Chisholm Trail

Fort Worth, Texas

Taylor Catalano

Associate + HR Leader

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.

Roberto Oviedo

Senior Project Coordinator

Two Arts Plaza

Dallas, Texas

Sabina

Austin, Texas

Rocky Owens

Project Leader

1900 Lofts

Dallas, Texas

The Alton

Dallas, Texas

Cultural / Arts

When we are designing a museum, gallery, performance space, or a cultural project, we strive to create spaces that inspire and enrich the lives of those who use them.

Heep Ranch

Austin, Texas

Azul

Austin, Texas

Heritage Plaza

San Antonio, Texas

Market East

Mesquite, Texas

Harvest Lofts

Dallas, Texas

Lyra on McKinney

Dallas, Texas

Jacob Thibodeaux

Senior Project Coordinator

Russell Hagg

Associate Principal + Senior Interior Design Leader

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.

Jeremy Roehr

Associate Principal + Studio Director

1407 Main Street

Dallas, Texas

The Container Store

Locations Nationwide

Jefferson Tower

Dallas, Texas

Sara Good

Associate + Studio Director / Project Leader

Kelsey Kohlmeier

Project Coordinator

Bella Dane

Marketing Professional

Cecilia Garcia

Project Coordinator

Stockyards Station

Fort Worth, Texas

QIP East End

San Antonio, Texas

Eric Marquez de la Plata

Senior Project Leader

Fort Worth

GFF’s history in Tarrant County has deep roots and the firm opened the doors to its Fort Worth Office in 2014. 

Carroll Pointe

Southlake, Texas

Cascades

The Colony, Texas

Monitronics

Farmers Branch, Texas

Danielle LoPresti

Associate + Director of Accounting

Phil DeLaughter

Associate Principal + Director of IT and IT Services

Northwood Club

Dallas, Texas

Camille Vigil

Project Coordinator

The District

Edina, Minnesota

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.”

David Anderson

Project Leader

Riverside

Austin, Texas

Nicole Capps

Senior Project Coordinator

508 Park Avenue

Dallas, Texas

Mixed-Use

Our firm is committed to designing contextually appropriate mixed-use projects that add value to the neighborhoods and communities they are specifically designed for.

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.

New River Fellowship

Hudson Oaks, Texas

The Foundry

Fort Worth, Texas

Marissa Clinesmith

Project Coordinator

Ten50 BBQ

Grapevine, Texas

Tyler Porter

Senior Project Coordinator

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.

Jamie Wallace

Associate + Design Leader

Burgher Haggard Office

Fort Worth, Texas

3700M

Dallas, Texas

Custer Bridges

Frisco, Texas

Talon McCart

Project Coordinator

People

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

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.

Cielo Vista Church

El Paso, Texas

Scott Kanaga

Associate Principal + Studio Director

South Lamar

Austin, Texas

Andrew Adkison

Associate Principal + Senior Design Leader

Lonnie Burns

Associate Principal + Studio Director

Cobb Farm

Frisco, Texas

AG Hill Partners

Dallas, Texas

Janet Spees

Project Leader

Shelby Lane

Austin, Texas

Aaron Hunt

Associate Principal + Managing Director – Fort Worth

Announcing Our 2024 Promotions

It is with great excitement that we announce the advancement of twenty outstanding individuals who epitomize our core values.

Denargo Market

Denver, Colorado

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 Fair Park

GFF currently has two historic preservation projects under construction at Fair Park – the Pan American Arena and the Tower Building.

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!”

Josh Hafel

Design Technology Leader

Hope Fellowship

Prosper, Texas

Denargo

Denver, Colorado

The Hudson

Dallas, Texas

Heritage Plaza Landscape

San Antonio, Texas

Laura Cornell

Associate Principal + Director of Landscape Architecture

Sam Stribling

Associate + Studio Director

John Jacobson

Senior Design Leader

Reagan Compton

Interior Design Leader

Allison Hubbard

Senior Principal + Chief Operating Officer

Brian Kuper

Design Principal

Kipp Schecht

Associate + Senior Project Leader

Jason Cave

Associate Principal + Director of Civic Practice

Fort Worth Academy

Fort Worth, Texas

Multifamily Residential

Our designers strive to create vibrant, pedestrian-oriented residential developments that offer modern living in aesthetically and formally pleasing buildings.

Zach McLain

Design Leader

CB2

Minneapollis, Minnesota

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.

Cafe R+D

Dallas, Texas

Deniz Soydan

Project Coordinator

Blue Star

Irving, Texas

The Bond

Austin, Texas

Frontier Texas!

Abilene, Texas

Sydney Galloso

Project Coordinator

Josh Frederick

Associate + Project Leader

Thomas Castro

Senior Project Coordinator

Historic Preservation Month

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

Automotive

Our automotive team is renown is known for creating stunning spaces for displaying high-end luxury vehicles.

Trailhead Social

Austin, Texas

Firewheel Market

Garland, Texas

Diana Cruz

Executive Assistant

40 Years / 40 Facts

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

Alexan Cityline

Richardson, Texas

Spanish Fort Container Park

Spanish Fort, Alabama

David Swaim

Associate Principal + Director of Construction Administration

So7

Fort Worth, Texas

The Westwood School

Farmers Branch, Texas

Pegasus Park

Dallas, Texas

Moody Family YMCA

University Park, Texas

Bernabe Longoria

Senior Project Coordinator

Maxine Kraft

Design Leader

The Ascent

Dallas, Texas

Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse

Committed to the value of historic buildings as a cultural resource, our firm has more than thirty years experience in preserving, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings

IBP 18

Plano, Texas

Dallas

GFF has been a staple of the Dallas design community for over four decades. Over the years, we’ve carved a memorable path through the city’s skyline to our current headquarters location in Victory Park.

Brian Moore

Principal + Director of Planning

Capital One

Plano, Texas

Tuesdie Alonso

Senior Project Coordinator

Santasha Hart

Senior Project Coordinator

Equinox

Dallas, Texas

Corporate / Office

We have extensive experience in Corporate / Office facilities, having worked on such projects almost continuously for the last 25 years.

Emily Mendez

Associate + Director of Sustainability / Interior Design Leader

Portrait of a GFFer: Amanda Kalescky

Outside of work, Amanda loves supporting her kids whether that is speaking at career day, leading the Girl Scout Troop, or cheering them on at their sporting events.

Levi Hooten

Associate +Creative Leader

Alta Left Bank

Fort Worth, Texas

Woodcreek Church

Richardson, Texas

Mueller

Austin, Texas

Becca Vahldick

Senior Project Coordinator

Mariah Trevizo

Associate + Senior Project Coordinator

Knox Heights

Dallas, Texas

Grapevine Honda

Grapevine, Texas

Alpha Plaza

Dallas, Texas

Corazon

Austin, Texas

Jonathan Moebius

Architectural Professional

Emily Carvell

Operations Professional

Civic

Our civic design team specializes in creating beautiful and functional civic buildings that reflect the unique character of the communities they serve.

Retail / Stores & Restaurant

GFF has a deep understanding of the retail and restaurant industry and we bring that knowledge and experience to all our projects.

Alta 289

Plano, Texas

Marisa Dominguez

Architectural Professional

John Shiver

Associate Principal + Director of Education Practice

Architecture

Our decades-long commitment to workplace culture, the enrichment of our cities, and design excellence has earned us numerous accolades, including the prestigious TxA Architecture Firm Award in 2019.

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.’

9001 Cypress Waters

North Dallas, Texas

Gavin Newman

Planning Leader

Gabrielle Duran

Project Coordinator

Hillary Hamilton

Senior Interior Design Coordinator

IBP 190

Carrollton, Texas

Lance Braht

Associate Principal + Senior Design Leader

North Burnet

Austin, Texas

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

Ben Wade

Landscape Architecture Coordinator

Mike Reyes

Associate Principal + Senior Project Leader

Lena Starostine

Senior Project Coordinator

Evan Beattie

Senior Principal + Chief Executive Officer / Chairman

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.

Uptown Station

Dallas, Texas

Recreation & Private Clubs

Our firm has extensive experience designing highly-functional recreation facilities and private clubs. We understand the specific needs of an client's end-users, personalizing each project to meet the distinct requirements of the individuals who will utilize these facilities.

Quest

The Colony, Texas

Portrait of a GFFer: Matthew Long

Outside of work, Matthew enjoys watching movies, playing board and video games, building wooden models, and volunteering!