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 …

Jeff Good to Retire After 33 Years at GFF

After joining GFF in 1983, Jeff is putting his sign pen down to retire from his 33 year career, and picking his paint brush up. He and his wife, Susan, are packing up and heading to Vashon, Washington, where Jeff will be able to spend more time focusing on his …

Portrait of a GFFer: Jay Dreiling

Meet Jay Dreiling. Jay is a Hays, Kansas native who went on to receive his Master’s in Architecture from Kansas State University. When he is not in the GFF office, Jay dedicates much of his time to The Real Estate Council and is the 2017 Young Guns Chair. Read below …

Aura on McKinney

Aura on McKinney is a luxury rental residential development on the 1.74 acre former Hope Cottage property in the Knox Park neighborhood on the north side of Fitzhugh Avenue. Utilizing 5-story wood frame construction over a 2 ½ level concrete garage structure achieved a modest density for a podium style …

GFF Landscape Collaborates on Dallas Zoo Elephant Sculpture

Peter Busby, a well-known sculptor from Connecticut, designed two life-sized elephants sculptures that have been put on display alongside the well-known giraffe sculpture at the Dallas Zoo. The GFF Landscape team designed the surrounding .45 acres site and also assisted the Dallas Zoo with the overall project coordination. This project was …