Come join the Young Professionals Network for a cozy and intimate "fireside" chat with the incoming AIA Dallas President, Maria Gomez, AIA of GFF Architects.
It will be a night of casual conversations over some warm beverages and snacks. BYO-BLANKETS for extra coziness. 


About Maria

Maria Gomez, AIA is a principal at GFF Architects in Dallas and functions as studio director and director of technical resources. After opening her own firm in Colombia in 1994, she relocated to Texas and joined GFF in 1999. Maria has diverse experience on projects ranging from corporate offices to institutional facilities. She collaborated in the design of the Dallas Academy Building Expansion which received the AIA Dallas 2009 Design Award Citation. Maria also collaborated in the Park 17 multi-use building which received the Texas Construction Best Office Project. This was the first office building to achieve LEED Gold certification for new construction in the City of Dallas. She designed T5 Residence in North Dallas which was published in the 2011 summer edition of Luxe Interiors + Design. Maria has served as juror for multiple design award competitions, including the Boston Society of Architects Honor Awards, the AIA Atlanta Residential Design Awards, the RTKL Works in Progress Awards, Latinos in Architecture (LiA) Fort Worth, and AIA Lubbock Design Awards, among others.

Through the years, Maria has served the AIA Dallas Board in several capacities. In 2009, she was appointed by the City Plan Commission Chair to the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, a position she still holds today. Recently she served in the Dallas Arboretum’s Architecture and Construction Committee and is currently vice-chair of the Texas Society of Architects Design Awards Committee. Maria is also on the board of The Dallas Assembly.




This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is strictly required due to limited space available. Members of AIA Dallas and Northeast Texas will be prioritized. 


Event graphic created by Jana Gray, AIA


*disclaimer: there will not be real fire