IIDA Cre8 Design Competition and Fashion Show

On April 28th, GFF competed in the biannual IIDA Cre8 Design Competition and Fashion Show. Our team included Alix Rios (model), Traci Webster, Emily Noble, Nancy Holmes, and Ashley Hall from GFF.  Architectural firms across Dallas are paired with one soft goods underwriter and one hard goods underwriter to design …

GFF’s Newest Receptionist: Meet Victoria!

Meet Victoria, GFF’s newest receptionist! Victoria is an Abilene native who attended Abilene Christian University, but before receiving her degree, spent a semester studying Musical Theatre through Syracuse University’s Tepper Program in New York City. When she is not managing the front desk, you can find Victoria at musical rehearsal, …

Portrait of a GFFer: Sydney the Womble Studio Wombat

Meet Sydney, the mascot/newest member of the Womble Studio! She came to GFF this year all the way from Australia where she was born and raised. After studying Burrow Construction Sciences at the University of Melbourne, she decided to pursue her love of the built environment to above the ground …

Portrait of a GFFer: Sam Watkins

Meet Sam Watkins. Sam is a Project Leader who joined GFF in 2014 with 17 years of experience. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and completed a research focused Master’s Degree in interdisciplinary design at the University of Cambridge. Read below for more about Sam! I started college …

Alta Strand Construction Site Tour

Recently the Womble studio took a tour of the Alta Strand construction site in the Dallas Design District. This 400 unit, 5-story wood framed multifamily residential project stretches nearly 1000 feet along Turtle Creek and an extension of the Trinity Strand Trail. The long linear site itself brought many challenges with access …

Portrait of a GFFer: Melanie Kumar

Meet Melanie Kumar. Born in New York and raised in Daytona Beach, FL, Melanie went to The University of Florida and got a job for a nationwide Single & Multifamily Home Builder in Tampa, FL after graduation. After being relocated to the office in Coppell, Texas, she realized she wanted to …

Form Follows Fitness 5k

We had a great turnout for the Form Follows Fitness 5k this year with 27 GFFers, several kids, dogs and one puppy all taking part. Click to see pictures!

Resilient Design by Thom Powell, AIA, LEED AP

With the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities program, there is a newly acquired focus on Resilient Design.  While Resilient Design is intuitively understood, there needs to be a clarification in the definition to truly understand the parameters of Resilient Design. According to the Resilient Design Institute, “Resilient Design is not any …

Portrait of a GFFer: Alex Martin

Meet Alex Martin. A Dayton, Ohio native and Ohio State University graduate, Alex joined the GFF team in 2015. Before joining us here at GFF, Alex owned a landscape construction and maintenance firm that lead him to his passion for landscape architecture. Alex is currently a Team Member in the Planning …

2017 Promotion Insights

GFF, Inc. has announced promotions for 2017 and we have asked our promoted GFFers to share a couple personal insights about themselves. GFF is a diverse design firm and we love to celebrate our people and their passions. Each GFFer has given us two fun facts and one reason why …

Press Release: GFF Announces 2017 Promotions

GFF, Inc. is pleased to announce our recent promotions. In total, 19 architects, intern architects, interior designers, planners and landscape architects were promoted for 2017. GFF Principal Evan Beattie, AIA, LEEP AP has been promoted to Senior Principal in charge of Business Development. Since joining GFF in 2005, Evan has …

Portrait of a GFFer: Kelsey Vusich

Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kelsey has always been very active hiking, skiing and snowboarding – it’s hard to find those activities here in Texas! She attended Kansas State University where she graduated with her Masters of Architecture degree in 2013. Kelsey feels blessed to be given the opportunity …