Grace Hebert Curtis Architects & Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Unite for Design Excellence

May 21, 2024

Grace Hebert Curtis Architects (GHC) continues to experience substantial growth in size and reputation.

Grace Hebert Curtis Architects (GHC) continues to experience substantial growth in size and reputation. GHC’s recent acquisition of Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford joins two legacy firms with extensive experience in the architecture industry. This fusion enhances our capacity and services by combining our vast experience, backgrounds, and collective knowledge, all to the benefit of our clients.

GHC is a widely recognized design firm with architects, interior designers, and mechanical engineers in offices throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Our framework is built on outstanding reputation and legacy, making us a regional powerhouse with national-level capacity and expertise. We offer in-depth knowledge of a broad range of market sectors, and we are actively forecasting and adapting to lead the next generation of design.

Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford, one of the largest independent architecture firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, has provided architecture, planning, and interior design services to clients, primarily in the higher education, K-12, and commercial markets since 1963. Hahnfeld is renowned for its forward-thinking design approach, consistently delivering innovative projects that envision the future and cater to the needs of their clientele. Through this acquisition, Hahnfeld’s vast experience not only adds to our growing portfolio, specifically higher education, but increases our reach with new market sectors throughout the DFW metroplex.

This collaboration upholds GHC’s esteemed reputation for responsiveness and excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality projects that adhere strictly to budgetary constraints and timelines, ensuring our clients' success and satisfaction.

Our firm boasts extensive backgrounds, knowledge and experience in design for a diverse range of market sectors, including Education, Civic, and Healthcare. With our collective portfolios, we are well-equipped to provide tailored and comprehensive solutions that meet the unique needs of each sector.

We aim for our clients to experience a holistic and immersive design process that honors and elevates their vision. We provide dedicated individuals with an unwavering commitment to quality, strategy, process, and success.

We innovate. We challenge convention (and ourselves). We win awards, and we enjoy the respect of our industry peers. Most of all, however, we take pride in developing successful projects and building long-term client relationships. We offer in-depth knowledge of a broad range of market sectors, and we are actively anticipating and adapting to lead the next generation of design and delivery.


The GHC team has worked on more than 30+ college campuses across the United States; designing spaces that enhance student life and community. Our expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of higher education design elements, ranging from academic buildings, athletics, and laboratories to fine arts spaces, student unions, master planning, and technical colleges. Our designs prioritize collaboration, flexibility, technology integration, and transparency to meet the demands of modern learners.

GHC’s extensive background in K-12 educational design now extends to the Fort Worth community. We have cultivated unparalleled expertise and a true passion for K-12 design. Just like the students and educators who use our facilities, the GHC team never stops striving for success. Our designers work diligently to stay on the cutting edge of next-generation learning concepts and to understand the impact of those concepts on K-12 design. Over the past 5 years alone, our team has completed more than $880 million in K-12 school design, over 55 campus planning projects, and more than 105 PreK-12 schools.


With regional expertise in Justice and Civic design, GHC has successfully delivered over 200 diverse municipality projects, including jails, courthouses, fire stations, emergency operation centers, police stations, and more. Adam Fishbein, Partner and Texas Civic Leader, oversees GHC's Texas civic group, driving strategic initiatives and project development in the region. Our team's approach to Civic and Justice design emphasizes cost-effective planning that minimizes long-term maintenance, optimizes staffing efficiency, and enhances visibility. We recognize the critical role these projects play in contributing to the community's long-term success and public safety.


With our regional growth, GHC is a leader in the healthcare design industry, and this acquisition solidifies our strong commitment to healthcare design in Texas while broadening our reach. Healthcare environments must provide flexible designs while they anticipate shifting needs and increased budget demands. Our firm forms compelling, functional, and cost-effective solutions for a wide variety of medical facilities and has ranked #57 on the Building Design + Construction Giants 400 Report for 2023.