Jonathan Rollins is a principal at GFF, a 120-person multidisciplinary design firm located in Dallas. His
practice is focused on historic preservation and adaptive reuse, higher education and independent
schools. He holds an AB from Princeton University and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of
Design, and has been a design instructor at the Boston Architectural Center and a design critic at the
Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard GSD. Jon served two terms on the board of trustees for
Preservation Dallas, and is a frequent contributor to Texas Architect magazine. His recent speaking
experience includes Sacred Space and Synagogue Architecture, Designing Learning Space to Foster
Innovation, The 21st Century Classroom, and Renovating a Historic Church.
His recent historic preservation projects include renovation of the Robert Carr Chapel at Texas Christian
University, Wheatland United Methodist Church and St. Paul United Methodist Church. Recent
education projects include the master plan and first two buildings for a new Central Texas campus for
Texas A&M University in Killeen, additions and renovations to the Perkins School of Theology at
Southern Methodist University, and campus master plan updates for Texas A&M University-Commerce
and Eastfield College. He has completed multiple preservation projects in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, and
eight of his projects have been recognized with awards for achievement in historic preservation.