Mark Bowles, ASLA PLA

Associate Principal / Studio Director
Mississippi State University

Mark Bowles is an Associate Principal and Studio Director with GFF, Inc

Mark Bowles received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University in 1997. Joining GFF in 2013, Mark is an Associate Principal and Studio Director of GFF Landscape. Prior to joining GFF, Mark spent his professional time working for firms such as RTKL in Dallas, The HOK Planning Group in Atlanta and Rialto Studio in San Antonio. As a registered landscape architect and urban designer, Mark has served as a project manager for a wide variety of planning, urban design and landscape architectural projects throughout the country. He has played key roles in the design and management of streetscape and courtyard designs on multiple urban mixed use developments and master planned communities. In addition, he has been responsible for design and management of numerous urban renewal, multi-family, retail, university, stream and ecosystem restoration, and small parks projects. Mark has also acquired extensive knowledge in all phases of the design process, contract documents, cost estimating, development of federal environmental documents, LEED documentation and large scale construction administration.

Several projects for which Mark has been responsible have won awards from the Greater Dallas Planning Council, AIA Center for Livable Communities, Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the ITE Transportation Planning Council. In addition to his professional work, Mark served four years as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, and served three years as Chairman of Planning and Design for the Texas Wildlife Exposition.

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Post-Pandemic Landscapes

As a lasting result of the ‘Shelter-In-Place’ orders, our greenspaces may possess increasingly vital roles in our daily lives. As outdoor spaces continue to fill expanded roles, they also may adapt and change.


GFF Halloween 2019

GFF celebrated Halloween with our annual pumpkin painting and costume contest! Shout out to this year’s winners: Costumes: 1. Addam’s Family 2. 101 Dalmations 3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pumpkins: 1. The Fox 2. Spa Day 3. Spooky Landscape

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GFF Announces 2018 Promotions

GFF is proud to begin 2018 with the celebration and announcement of our recent promotions. The group consists of 29 of the firm’s talented and dedicated architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects and operational staff members. Mark Bowles, ASLA was named Studio Director of GFF Landscape. Jacquelyn Block, AIA, LEED AP, Philip DeLaughter, Steven Hauk,…

Happy New Year from GFF

GFF celebrated their 35th anniversary and annual Holiday Party at Factory Six03. The newly renovated West End Building was designed by GFF’s own Chris Andersen, Jillian Brooks, Reagan Compton, Larry Good and Traci Webster. Being able to celebrate these milestones at a building close to our hearts made the evening all the more special! Happy…


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 2016 was a memorable year.…


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 managed complex mixed use and…